Home side Grovedale proved too strong for Ocean Grove in their senior female women’s Division 1 Epworth Cup season opener at Burdoo Reserve on Sunday 7 April.
The Tigers defeated the Grubbers by 34 points.
The Ocean Grove senior football team was held goalless in warm and windy conditions at Grovedale.
Final scores Grovedale 5.6 (36) to Ocean Grove 0.2 (2).
Tiger pair Naomi Algie and Andrea Smith both kicked two majors for Grovedale.
Both Ocean Grove and Grovedale played each other in a pre-season hit-out under lights at Ray Menzies Memorial Oval at Shell Road on Wednesday 20 March.
The Grubbers were elevated to the Division 1 women’s senior competition this year after playing finals in their inaugural season in the Division 2 competition in 2018.
Ocean Grove will face now St Mary’s in their Round 2 clash at Ray Menzies Memorial Oval on Sunday 14 April.