Sometimes in sport you just have to put your hands up and admit you were beaten by a better team.
That was the case with Hull RUFC after tasting defeat for the first time this season following their 28-19 loss at home to league leaders Lymm.
Prop Mike Dias was as disappointed as anyone at the final whistle, but he accepts the damage was done in a disastrous first half as Lymm reached the interval leading 23-0.
A gallant response in the second half saw Hull restore some pride, but defeat and a try bonus point eluded them.
“It’s never good to lose a game,” Dias said.
“But when you get beat by the better team sometimes you have to put your hands up.
“We knew Lymm would chuck the ball about simialar to how we want to play.
“But I don’t think we gave them enough respect and that came back to bite us badly in the first half.
“You can’t afford to give a team 23-0 head start and then decide to turn up.
“It’s a something we keep talking about that we are our own worst enemy and I think this result will hopefully give us another kick to suck it up and get back out there and put our wrongs right.
“We know we have a title challenging squad but it’s time to stop making the same mistakes and ultimately look after the ball more.
“It showed we have belief and can carve anyone up when we look after the ball which the second half showed.
“So in that respect there is some positives to take out the game.
“We move on now and need to focus on what we are good at and get that buzz back.
“To sum up, Saturday’s game was a realisation it’s not a case of just turning up and we will get the result.
“Onwards and upwards to next week.”
Morley v Hull RUFC, Saturday, 3pm