Ngongotahā coach Andrew Gibbs hopes his team are reaching a turning point after encouraging signs in defeat to the Northern Regional Football League 's second division's top team on Saturday.

McDonald's Ngongotahā Men's NRFL first team were beaten 7-2 by competition leaders Claudelands Rovers. The Hamilton side are the only unbeaten team across all three divisions.

Despite his side's defeat, Ngongotahā are yet to win this season, Gibbs is positive they are heading in the right direction.

"I can't have too many complaints. They were the best side we have played this year and it was also our best performance

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