Lessons must be learned: Bellamy
Lightning struck for the second time on Saturday night and unfortunately Storm were not so lucky this time around.
For the second straight week the opposition scored two late tries to take the game into golden point.
Melbourne were unable to repeat their heroics against the Cowboys, as Mitchell Pearce kicked the Roosters to a one-point win.
It was a gallant effort from an inexperience Storm side and now that a few days have passed, the coach hopes that should they be presented with the same situation again, his younger players will be able to close out the result.
“I thought our effort was tremendous but we blew it in the last 10 minutes to be quite honest,” Craig Bellamy said.
“The disappointing thing for me was that we just didn’t learn from the week before… now that we’ve had a double dose of it we will be better for the experience.”
Storm do not have long to wallow in their disappointment, with just six days to prepare for a Friday night blockbuster against the Broncos.
Both teams met at AAMI Park back in Round 3, where a late try to Josh Addo-Carr saw Storm snatch a two-point win.
A lot has changed since then though, including the way the Broncos have been going about their football.
“I think they’ve changed their game from the last time we played them,” Bellamy said.
“We are aware of that at the moment, we just had a meeting and there were a couple of things there. They’ve got a different mentality and they’re doing some things differently so we will need to defend that well and go from there.
“The Broncos have been a really consistent team without a doubt, to win down in Canberra (last week) after an Origin game was really impressive.”