From the Dugout with John van 't Schip

On the balance of the five games we have played so far, I think the three points we earned on Saturday night were well deserved, especially after the disappointment of last week.

On the balance of the five games we have played so far, I think the three points we earned on Saturday night were well deserved, especially after the disappointment of last week.

While we may have been leading at half time, our performance was not up to standard, with North Queensland producing four or five good chances.

The only reason we were able to stay in the lead was the form of Clint Bolton, who kept us in the game with a string of fantastic saves.

The second half performance though was much improved, as the team understood the urgency of playing together as a team.

It was great to see the boys respond and show improvement over the second 45 minutes. We also created some chances with Alex Terra, Gerald Sibon and John Aloisi. In the end, I think the points were deserved.

While it is difficult to know how players can fit into a team, Nick Kalmar has made great strides as a footballer during his time with the Club.

He still has the potential to improve, but throughout the early stages of this season, Nick has already proven to be an important component of our team, scoring twice in five games.

Although results are what have been aiming for as a Club, it isn-t something we have been working towards just for a month.

We have built this Club over an extended period, and that is the feeling you can sense at our headquarters at La Trobe University.

It was important for everyone to get these three points, but we need to continue working and improving as a team to ensure we can go further in our next game on Friday night against the Central Coast Mariners.