IT may not have won a game so far this season, but East Warrnambool remains confident it can get some points on the board soon.
The Bombers took on the undefeated Allansford on Saturday and while the Cats walked away with the win the Bombers continued to show improvement, going down by 37 points, 10.11 (71) to 16.12 (108).
The Cats led at every change, but East Warrnambool coach Paul Butters said it was the first quarter that eventually cost his team the game.
The Bombers were outclassed in the centre early by the Cats, who held a 20-point lead at quarter-time .
"The were really quick in the centre, and managed to get the ball inside their forward 50 easily.
"Jett Dowie had a great first quarter. I think he kicked the majority of their score," Butters said.
"The first quarter really did cost us in the end. We managed to run the rest of the game fairly competitively."
The Bombers couldn't close the gap for the remainder of the game and the Cats' lead remained in excess of 30 points at the end of each successive quarter.
Butters said even though his side was yet to win a game, he felt it wouldn't be too long before the Bombers got on the board.
"Heading into this week I was thought we might be able to win,'' he said.
"We have been competitive all season. We win the contested ball and get it into our forward 50 as well as any other team. Wwe just lack that key forward to kick goals."
If the Bombers could get one win on the board, he was sure more would follow.
"A win would generate confidence and show the guys that they can do it," Butters said.
"From the point of view that Allansford were an undefeated side, a six-goal losing margin is good and provides some confidence, but then we can't be happy just being competitive.
"We can't be entirely happy until we have a win."
At the Pond, Deakin University started impressively to give its supporters a glimmer of hope in the first quarter but it quickly faded into a 92-point thrashing at the hands of Russells Creek, 9.5 (59) to 23.13 (151).
The Sharks went into the quarter-time break with a 19-point lead over the Kangaroos, but any hope supporters may have held for a victory was quickly extinguished.
The Kangaroos went on to add 7.3 in the second while Deakin could only manage 1.1, with the Roos turning the table and leading by 19 at the long break.
Russells Creek sealed the win in the fourth, adding a further 10.5 to Deakin's 2.1 to end the game 23.13 (151) to 9.5 (95) .
Deakin has yet another tough ask this week when it travels to Timboon to take on the Demons, while East Warrnambool will face off against Dennington.