We focused a lot on effort and matched them for a whileTim Madden
Oakleigh Chargers showed why they are one of the teams to beat by defeating Murray Bushrangers by 54 points at Warrawee Park on Saturday.
The Bushrangers were competitive until half-time before the floodgates opened and Tim Madden's side was unable to stem the flow.
Madden said it was a good learning experience for his players.
"We focused a lot on effort and matched them for a while," Madden said.
"But when you drop that five per cent it makes things difficult.
"They attacked the ball a bit harder and once they won the clearances battle we were having to attack from the back line which makes it hard."
Oakleigh led by 14 points at half-time and held the Bushrangers goalless from that point.
Seymour's Sophie Locke played well across half-back while Finley's Lily Sharp presented all day.
With a general bye this weekend for Easter, the girls will look to regroup going into the final three rounds.
Meanwhile, the Bushrangers lost their final Futures match by 11 points to Oakleigh.
Cassidy Mailer, Kristy Whitehead Keeley Skepper, Zali Peters and Grace Hay played well.