WARRNAMBOOL coach Matt O'Brien says his team is far from being perfect despite a second consecutive 100-point victory on Saturday.
The Blues, led by eight goals to key-forward Darren Ewing, smashed Terang Mortlake 24.9 (153) to 8.4 (52) to record back-to-back victories and sit clear at the top of the ladder.
The second-year mentor said if his side didn't still need improving then "your season is over".
"It's all about sticking to the fundamentals and doing what we do well for as long as we can and every element still needs some bit of improvement to make sure we're on top of our game," he said.
"Decision making, winning the contested ball, transitioning through the midfield and our defensive pressure is stuff we need to work on.
"We still need to improve on everything and early on in season if you're not improving your season is over."
O'Brien said competition for spots was also high with the likes of Matt Colbert, Beau Turland, Liam Bishop, Harry Ryan Lauchlan Dwyer and Noah Turland all pushing for senior selection.
Bloods coach Michael Sargeant said his side fought well but conceded "weight of numbers" was his troops' downfall.
He said his side was eager to fight its way back after losing the first two matches.
"They (Warrnambool) are going to be in top two or three and it was a good chance to see where we're at," the third-year mentor said.
"We have a fair bit of work to do but we are not here to make up numbers and we are trying bloody hard to rectify our issues."
Sargeant praised the efforts of 20-year-old full-back Harry Hobbs who was given the task of playing on Ewing
"Harry did really well even though he (Ewing) kicked eight. It sounds a bit bad but he did great," he said.
"Darren is a quality player and Harry held his end really well and won a lot of one-on-ones but weight of numbers always wins out."
Both sides now have a two-week wait for their next games. The Bloods will play North Warrnambool Eagles, while the Blues face Camperdown after the Easter Break.
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