Despite having more shots for goal, the Red 'n' Blacks were clipped by Old Scotch at Camberwell.
A 2.6 return in the second term kept Scotch in the contest when straighter shooting might have pushed them out of it.
Still, there will e plenty of opportunities for atonement and expect a lift from the Rs very soon.
Old Scotch 3.2-20 4.3-27 8.4-52 9.6-60
Old Xaverians 1.1-7 3.7-25 4.11-35 6.13-49
Goal Kickers: L. MacKinnon, A. MacIsaac, P. Bourke, J. Skene, C. Connors, E. Ralph
Best Players: L. Doquile, E. Ralph, L. MacKinnon, D. Amicucci, L. Agnoletto, H. Pirrie