AFL Goldfields women's coach Peter Forbes says he is proud of the effort his team showed despite their 151-0 thumping at the hands of the Victorian Amateur Football Association on Sunday afternoon.
Forbes said his team showed a great level of resiliency across the contest despite the clear skill disparity between the two sides.
"The good thing was that our girls never dropped their heads," he said.
"As the game wore on they got more and more back into the game, it just didn't show on the scoreboard. As a coach all you can ask from your players is to give 100 per cent effort and at no stage did I have to talk to any of the girls about a drop in effort."
The VAFA pulled away early in the game, kicking eight goals from 16 scoring shots in the first quarter to open up a 56-0 deficit.
Goldfields were able to slow the scoring to an extent in the remaining three quarters but were unable to make an impact on the scoreboard despite some late opportunities.
Forbes believes something should be done to ensure Goldfields plays against a league closer to its own standard in the future.
"At the moment it's a definite mismatch in terms of access to players and quality of talent," he said.
"We need to look at the things we can improve on as a league - (VAFA) were a very fit team so that's something we can look to improve upon.
"I think going forward it might be a case of playing some competition closer to our standard."
Redan defender Ellen Werts was named best on ground for the Goldfields team by her opponents.
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