Cobram suffered just its second defeat of the Murray Football League season on Saturday, going down at home to Mulwala.
The Tigers led by three points at the third break, but the Lions had a four-goal final term to secure the 16-point victory.
Darcy McCormark kicked three for Cobram, the same amount at Mulwala’s Sean Robinson.
Tigers coach Josh Noonan admitted his tinkering had not quite worked after a few players were ruled out of the match during the week.
‘‘We had a few injuries on Thursday, so we juggled things around, which I didn’t get right,’’ he said.
‘‘We had a few chances to capitalise on a few plays but our turnovers and our ball control was pretty ordinary.
‘‘The absence of Steve Stallions and Tom Scott hurt us, fortunately Steve’s injury doesn’t seem to be as bad as first thought, it’s a hamstring strain so he should be back in a couple of weeks.’’
Cadeyn Williams was Cobram’s leading light with Noonan praising the player for battling hard throughout the match.
With the top of the league being so congested, the defeat sees Cobram drop to fourth, but still within four points of Nathalia and Echuca United.
The Tigers go to Congupna next weekend with The Road heading into the match after a 85-31 win against Katandra.