IN the end there wasn't much anyone could say about Waverley Blues' 100-point loss to Bayswater at Bayswater Oval on Saturday.
Blues coach Scott Hunter said he was speechless after the Eastern Football League division 2 game, in which his side went six goals down in the opening term and never recovered.
The loss was particularly jarring for the Blues, who had shown much improved form over the weeks before the Queen's Birthday break only to leave it all in the change rooms.
The Blues' day got worse after the loss of four players, including captain Matt Watts, to injury by half-time.
"We worked so hard over the last month to turn our form around through greater commitment to the contested footy," Hunter said.
"Then we weren't able to do it on Saturday.
"It is about personal pride; hopefully that is the decisive factor for the players."
The Waters were also primed for a big performance after several solid weeks of improvement and led the way with 43 scoring shots to just 13 from the Blues.
The home side was also aided by hauls from Wayne McInerney (seven goals) and Brent Jane (four). The form of full-back Hamish Leahy was the one bright spot but the Blues had few other players who broke even.
The Blues hope to get several key players back for their match against Doncaster at Schramms Reserve this Saturday. Midfielders Paul Savage and Charlie Ampt could return from injury.
Mulgrave put on a fighting performance against Mooroolbark, losing by 53 points. Nuru Jammeh, Robbie Edwards, Alan Cleven and Dean Siakoulis were named best players.
In division 3, Glen Waverley Hawks kept pace with the top sides with a 37-point win over Wantirna South on Saturday.