A poor third quarter proved costly as the Campbelltown Blues fell to Randwick City Saints on Saturday.
Blues stalwart Chris Fretwell lined up for his 250th game, but the Saints spoiled the party by sealing a 12.8 (80) to 6.2 (38) win.
The match marked round three of the Sydney AFL men's division one competition at Monarch Oval, Macquarie Fields.
The Blues trailed by eight points at half time, but that deficit blew out to 33 points by three-quarter time.
The Saints ended up winning by 42 points.
Cameron Gordon kicked two goals for the Blues.
Campbelltown's best players included Joe Pargeter, Hamish Sherwood, Riley Connor, Joshua Duncombe, Fretwell and Jackson Simpson.
The Blues men's reserves secured a 8.8 (56) to 7.4 (46) win over the Randwick Saints.
Campbelltown's women's side fell 9.8 (62) to 1.0 (6) against South West Sydney Magpies.
The South West Blues under-19s men's side also played on Saturday, losing 8.10 (58) to 6.4 (40) against North Shore Bombers.