An undermanned Goorambat suffered a brutal 109-point defeat at the hands of Whorouly at the weekend.
Even with a number of key players missing, the Bats went into the match with a positive mindset, hoping to pull off the win.
But with a depleted forward line, it ultimately proved too tough a challenge to get a winning score on the board.
The Bats started well, limiting the Lions’ attack, but six unanswered goals for the visitors in the second term meant the margin proved too far gone.
Two goals in the final quarter from Alex Moloney and Dylan Beavis gave the Bats some reward for effort.
The Bats’ backline performed admirably under fire, with James Webb continuing his great form in defence.
With a number of players away and several others elevated to the seniors side, the Bats’ seconds did their best to put in a competitive showing against a strong Whorouly side.
But the Bats were put on the back foot early in their 139-point loss to the Lions on Saturday, with a 13-goal opening half from the visitors taking it beyond repair for the home side.
Curtis Anker slotted the Bats’ lone goal, Jeremy Sloan played another strong game for the seconds, while the experience of a returning Matt Walsh will help the side in the weeks to come.