THE Bendigo Thunder kicked its biggest score of the Victorian Women's Football League season on Sunday.
The Thunder hosted the Eastern Devils at Dower Park on Sunday afternoon, with Bendigo going down by 112 points.
Bendigo had a stand-in coach for the round six clash, with Russell Jeffrey unable to coach.
Assistant coach Craig Riddiford was the person to take over as coach for the day.
Bendigo Thunder secretary Chris Coughlan said despite the team being beaten they put in a great effort.
"It was the highest score we have kicked in a game," he said.
"We matched them in the second and third quarters.
"They only won the third quarter by seven points."
Thunder forward Alana Wearne booted the Thunder's only goal for the game.
Coughlan said she earned a free kick inside the forward 50 and kicked the goal from a 45-degree angle.
He said the Thunder girls put on good pressure and competed well across the four quarters.
"The girls played well, commitment is never the issue with this team," Coughlan said.
"As the weeks continue to pass we will continue to get players back.
"Some of our players have been out of the team for various reasons but we will continue to put the best team on the park and we will continue to keep building."
Coughlan said Bendigo Thunder was still getting used to the pace and level required to play at the highest level in Victoria.
He said if everyone continued to work hard than the results would come.
"If we keep building and keep putting the pressure on then we will gradually get better," Coughlan said.
"We will bond together and, hopefully, earn the respect of the rest of the league."
Bendigo Thunder will next face the St Kilda Sharks.
The game will be played on Sunday at 2pm at Peanut Farm Reserve.