Moseley 0 Doncaster 22
Moseley head coach Ian Smith insisted his side remained upbeat despite failing to score a single point for the first time this season in their defeat against Doncaster Knights at the weekend.
But Smith was refusing to dwell on the negative aspects of his side's performance and believes there were plenty of positives to build on as they prepare to host high-flying Plymouth Albion on Saturday.
"We'll analyse it, look at the positives and look at a few of the things we need to rectify," he said. "It is just a case of working hard on Tuesday and Thursday again and looking forward to Plymouth.
"They are a tremendous bunch of players, very ambitious and they are not really down to be honest. I think they self analyse and look at certain parts of the game we need to work on in training and then off we go again on Saturday.
"We competed against a full-time side who have proven a handful to most teams and I thought we acquitted ourselves well. But it was probably an experience issue in the second half. When the pressure comes on you really have to concentrate."
And it was a second half collapse that cost Moseley any chance of claiming something from the game.
Doncaster posted the first points on the board after seven minutes through a penalty from Mark Woodrow.
Moseley then had two glorious opportunities to take the lead midway through the first half but first Jamie Lennard knocked on with the try-line in sight and then a slick interchange between Daren O'Leary and Tom McIntosh set Lennard free on the right but he was denied five metres out by a crunching tackle from Doncaster's Luke Gross.
The visitors took advantage of the fact Moseley had let them off the hook to exert some pressure of their own and, after a series of scrums, the home front row conceded a penalty try a minute before the break which Woodrow slotted home to give Doncaster a 10-0 lead.
The second half belonged to Doncaster as they stepped up the pace and Anthony Carter added a second try ten minutes after the re-start before Daniel Cook grabbed a third five minutes later to kill off any hope of a Moseley revival.
"Towards the end the score was a true reflection," Smith added. "Doncaster played a lot better in the second half, put a lot of pressure on our team which we didn't react to. It was disappointing but it is all part of the learning. "Defensively we were a lot better and our options and decision making was very good especially in the first 40 minutes. But when you are playing against a very experienced, older team, you have to make sure you are accurate."
MOSELEY: Thomas, Lennard, O'Leary, Cox, Binns, Macdonald, Knight; Coles, Caves, Buxton, Arnold, Skelding, Evans, McIntosh, Rodwell. Reps: Hadley, Sigley, Bick, Stott, Lightowler, Buckley, Oduoza, Hunter.
DONCASTER: Carter, Bayley, Davies, Hunt, van Vuuren, Woodrow, Jones; Bunting, Boden, Rawson, Gross, Cooke, Earnshaw, Forster, Talei. Reps: Tau, Dowridge, Kenworty, Grainger, Storey, Benson, Cook.