From The Mercury
Reported By Adam Smith
MOMENTUM can be a wonderful thing but the Devils' free fall was such that a weekend off was a blessing in disguise.
Six consecutive losses put the Devils last on the VFL ladder and have left coach Daryn Cresswell with plenty of headaches.
In three of those matches the side led at the final change only to be overrun, so the break allowed the playing group to sit down and reflect where the club's season stood.
A main training session was held last Thursday at Aurora Stadium, with all the players encouraged to speak out and discuss any problems before the side's big match against Port Melbourne on Saturday.
"We just haven't been able to finish games off, which is a learning thing with a young group," Cresswell said.
"Maybe we do have a loss of confidence in those situations.
"Basically, we assessed the season, where we need to improve and make sure there are actions not just words.