Great Western Lions have had a tough encounter against reigning premier Wickliffe-Lake Bolac going down in the Mininera and District Football League.
Lions started well, but unfortunately fell away as the game progressed to eventually be defeated by 109 points.
Trailing by just seven points at quarter time and playing a solid brand of football, Great Western looked likely to remain competitive until a second quarter lapse hit.
In the second term the game changed for the worse and a seven goal to one run meant Wickliffe-Lake Bolac were full of confidence as they went into the changerooms for the half time break.
After performing well in the first quarter Great Western would have been disappointed with the way the second term panned out.
Lions came out after the break and showed little resistance, managing just three goals for the entire second half.
Danny Grellet took little time to return to his good form, kicking two goals and earning himself best for Great Western.
Sam Cocks also played his part kicking two goals, while Shannon Notting and Lachlan Malloy each kicked one.
Rayne Salmon continues to improve his football with another solid game in the ruck while Benjamin Birch-Burton, Brett Dowie, Lachlan Malloy and Ben Iseppi were other names that featured in the best players.
Wickliffe-Lake Bolac had an even spread of goal kickers with 10 on the day stretching the Lions defence to the limit.
The final score was Great Western 6.4.40 losing to Wickliffe-Lake Bolac 22.17.149.
Great Western now see themselves in ninth position on the ladder and in an unlikely position to push for a finals spot.