Mariners striving for their first win of 2016
FRASER Coast Mariners are 0-2 after two games but coach Trent Devere is not too concerned about their slow start.
The Mariners lost their first two games 29-13 (v Caloundra) and 29-12 (v Nambour), but will hunt their first win in the year's first game at their Urangan base.
"Noosa are always a good challenge," Devere said.
"We always come off feeling like we are going well."
Devere said his troops were unlikely to change anything about their structure, with mental attitude identified as their current weakness.
"We've gone well for the first 10 minutes but keep slipping away," he said.
"It is more of a mental thing than anything. We just have to keep at it."
The Mariners played finals footy for the first time in their Sunshine Coast Rugby Union history last year and have set a goal to reach the final four again this season.
A win at home today will put them on right path, though the side has 18 more rounds to make it a reality.
Kick-off is at 1.45pm.