Stawell’s female footballers lost their last regular season game by 86 points in wet conditions against Portland on Sunday.
The Tigers were too strong, coming away with a 14.9.93 to 1.1.7 win.
Portland dominated Stawell for the whole game, trying to keep their hopes of a top-two finish alive.
Stand-in Stawell coach Rod Summers said Portland were a tough opposition.
“They were just better than us,” he said.
“I think we did well to hold them to that many goals.
“We had a good crack in the last quarter to get a goal of our own.”
Genevieve Blake was Stawell’s solitary goal kicker.
Summers said he was proud of the effort given by the girls.
“They tried hard for the whole game, which is all we can ask,” he said.
“The conditions did not help at all considering our girls do not have much experience in the wet.
“Although their skills might not have been on show in the wet, the girls tackled well and fought hard.”
Summers said the team has improved significantly since the start of the season.
“Their football sense is a lot better and they are a lot more confident in their ability,” he said.
The Warriors will play a final game to determine their placing on Sunday, July 2, with their opponent yet to be confirmed.
“It should be a competitive game since we will play someone in a similar ladder position to us,” Summers said.