From chocolates one week to boiled lollies the next.
That is the harsh lesson of stepping up into the Cricket Tasmania Premier League.
The celebrations of seven days earlier were forgotten on Sunday in the aftermath of a 34-run loss to New Town.
Instead of applause and laughter in the changeroom, there was listening and contemplation on the ground.
Greater Northern Raiders co-coaches Robert Stewart and Darren Simmonds kept the players in the middle of Youngtown Memorial Park for around 10 minutes amid a cool-headed inquisition.
"We pointed out a few things that we just need to improve on," Simmonds said.
"It's probably chocolates to boiled lollies a little bit, isn't it? But at the end of the day, it's all about learning.
"There are some things out of today we certainly have to do better and certainly will."
Simmonds had no doubts the Raiders will learn more from the comprehensive defeat than they did from a win on debut against Lindisfarne.
That day the batting was on fire and bowlers defended 124 quite comfortably in a momentous 21-run victory.
But second start around the newcomers crumbled to 5-18 barely into the seventh over and even running down 98 to win looked impossible.
"It was disappointing, particularly with the bat today - there's no doubt about that," Simmonds said.
"We bowled and fielded pretty well, and we kept them to a score we should have been able to come very close to if not winning the game."
Sophie Parkin was simply outstanding taking the new ball, grabbing 1-6 off four overs and backed up further by 1-14 from Lisa Battle had been tantamount to keeping New Town to under three figures in the Twenty20 game.
The Bucks never looked to have surrendered their wickets at any stage until three in the hurried final two overs.
A steady hand from Emma Manix-Geeves, who posted 32 off 36 balls a day after returning to play for Riverside, was supported by openers Amy Smith (23) and Emily Mifsud (21) to land 5-97.
Raiders allrounder Rhianne Hack was removed for a golden duck, but it was glut of four wickets in 21 balls for just five runs soon after that switched the game around.
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"The problem wasn't with the ball, but really just the bat today," Simmonds said.
"We let ourselves down."
On a slow outfield and a dour wicket for runs, the co-coach made no excuses.
But North West pair Montana Bradley (6) and Sam Cotton (1) didn't help giving up their wickets to run outs.
"That's never good, but we just had a bad day at the office with the bat allround to be honest," Simmonds said.
"There was some bad shots, the run outs and we kept losing wickets one after another. We never got a partnership going and our best was for the last wicket."
Battle at No.11 was their top-scorer with 11 off 28 balls. Things could have got a lot worse for the Raiders had it not been for the final 17 runs with Ellie Matthews.
"They decided that they weren't going to get out and full credit to them," he said.
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