Port Thunder Omni bounced back from their first loss of the 2021 women's Mid North Coast Hockey League season with a 2-0 win over Camden Haven on July 17.
Seven days after a surprise 1-0 defeat to Taree-based side Sharks, Omni were back on track with Maddi Drewitt and Bella MacCullagh scoring first-half goals.
Captain Sophie Collings said it was important for her side to quickly avenge their loss from last week.
"We needed it after we've come off with a draw and a loss (in the last two weeks) so it was important for us mentally as well," she said.
Drewitt, along with Sienna Toohey were Omni's best on field.
"Sienna is really stepping up for us in the last couple of games and Maddi is always quite solid," Collings said.
Camden Haven captain Catherine Carroll lamented her team's inability to convert their opportunities into goals.
She didn't feel they were beaten by a better side.
"I wouldn't say they were too good for us, but they had a bit more tenacity and will to get to the ball where we were a bit slower with the contest," she said.
"They were able to convert more than us because we missed a few opportunities."
Prior to this weekend's matches, Camden Haven were locked on level points with with Omni, Chatham, Tigers and Sharks.
"It would have been nice to come away with the win, but we're still in contention. Top three are into finals," she said.
"Camden Haven are notorious for leaving our run for the important part of the season so that's what we are aiming to do again."
Young guns such as Alana Toogood, Emily Currie and Matilda Holbrook will have roles to play in the next couple of weeks before the finals.
"We're still very much in the season and will take a lot from that game. We know our areas to improve on as we head into the finals," Carroll said.
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