THE South East Phoenix learnt plenty that they'll take forward for the rest of the National Premier League Two season during Sunday's defeats against the Marconi Stallions.
At Marconi Stadium, Norm Boardman's first grade outfit went down 5-nil to the Stallions - thanks to goals from Hannah Voloder, Erin-Leah Tavares, Tania Baban, Talie Walton and Christa Oliva.
The Ison Park-based club had a better showing in reserve grade.
Behind goals from Claire Scott and Shaylee Meehan, the visitors raced to a 2-nil at the break.
But the hosts lifted in the second half and managed to strike three times through Angelique Lynch (twice) and Montana Bolzan, to secure a tight 3-2 win.
In the under 17s, Wayne Paton's Phoenix went down 2-nil, while Brittany Anderson's under 15s outfit lost 4-1.
The final match of the day saw Zoe Anderson's under 14s squad suffer a 2-nil defeat to Marconi.
Next round, all five Phoenix teams have the bye before the club heads to Pluim Park to face the Central Coast Mariners - kicking off at 8.30am with the under 14s clash before the under 15s (9.55am), under 17s (11.25am), reserve grade (1.05pm) and first grade (3pm) take to the field.