A late charge in the final term wasn’t enough for the Northern Knights to overcome the Oakleigh Chargers going down by 4 points at IKON Park on Sunday.
The Knights kicked 4 of the last 6 goals but were unable to snatch their first victory of the season.
Jack Higgins was a clear best on ground for Oakleigh kicking 3 goals to go along with his 25 touches.
For the Knights, Luke Bunker backed up his impressive round 1 performance with 25 disposals and 9 tackles.
Patrick Lipinksi (3 goals), Matt Signorello (25 disposals, 7 clearances) and Marcus Lentini (25 disposals, 1 goal) also impressed for the Knights.
The Knights have a bye next week as a result of the development weekend before taking on Queensland at Preston City Oval on April 16th.
Northern Knights 3.0 6.0 8.3 12.6 (78)
Oakleigh Chargers 3.4 6.8 10.10 12.10 (82)
Northern Knights: P. Lipinski 3, J. Bradley 2, L. Wilson 2, S. Fitzgerald 2, M. Harman, E. Penrith, M. Lentini
Oakleigh Chargers: J. Higgins 3, P. Kerr, E. Phillips, D. Johnstone, C. Thompson, N. Larkey, N. Boucher, T. Wooller, L. Walker, J. Aujard
Northern Knights: L. Bunker, L. Murphy, M. Signorello, P. Lipinski, M. Lentini, J. Bradley
Oakleigh Chargers: J. Higgins, T. Duman, J. Aujard, T. Wooller, J. Ridley, L. Walker