The Silver Ferns are urging patience as they search for a drought ending victory over Australia, gearing up to face the Diamonds in Hamilton tomorrow.
Down 2-0 in the best of four match Constellation Cup, the Ferns head into tomorrow's clash looking to avoid their worst ever losing streak against Australia, having tasted their defeat in their last nine encounters with their trans-Tasman rivals.
Speaking to media in Hamilton today though, coach Noeline Taurua and captain Laura Langman insist that fans need to give the side time to match Australia's on-court success.
"Sometimes I think we are ready to break through," Taurua began.
"And then, little things that happen become very costly. Those little things - I think - are based around individual errors, and it's costing on the scoreboard at the end.
"What it is is what it is. We have to do some more work after Constellation Cup to make sure that standards are higher than what they are for individuals."
Langman also says that she feels that the side are close to that elusive win, although admits she's uncertain as to when it may come.
"How long is a piece of string," she joked.
"It's an uncontrollable, we've got to be patient.
"You've got to work through those frustrations, it's all resilience building for me."