GIPPSLAND Power bowed out of the TAC Cup finals series at the weekend following a 19.12 (126) to 7.8 (50) loss to Oakleigh Chargers.
While the loss was on paper the Power’s worst for the season, it was a different story on the paddock.
The Gippsland side was in the hunt for a majority of the contest until a late lapse in concentration saw the Chargers boot nine-straight to blow the score out.
Fielding their strongest team for the season so far, with only Deven Costigan, Sam Skinner and Ryan Hearn out due to long term injury and Tate Marsh a late withdrawal due to illness, the Power kicked the opening goal through Tom Papley.
Power went to the first break three points up before the Chargers broke free late in the second to lead by 33 at half-time.
Sloppy finishing from the Power was the only difference in an otherwise keenly contested match.
The side rallied to draw close in the third but the Chargers again pulled away late in the term and ran the match.
Power now turns its attention to the 2015 Draft Combine with eight players involved in testing.
The club’s vote count night will be staged at the Morwell RSL on 4 October.