Against a Footscray side aiming to finish in the VFL top four, the task ahead was a tough one for Werribee.
Werribee kicked 25 goals in its win against the Northern Blues last week and with perfect conditions again, another open, end-to-end game loomed.
Werribee finally broke its seven-game losing streak against North Ballarat on Saturday.
North entered a single alignment with Werribee this season, with several Roos-listed players given the opportunity to refine their skills and develop new ones with the VFL squad.
A spot in the eight was up for grabs with Werribee taking on Essendon.
After a last-gasp victory against Box Hill, Werribee went in with plenty of confidence against Sandringham on Sunday.
It was essentially an elimination final for Werribee when it faced the Northern Blues on Sunday.
Eleventh-placed Werribee took on seventh-placed Geelong away from home, but it was the visitors who started the best.
In wet conditions, Werribee would have liked to have had more shots on goal, particularly in the opening half.
Richmond jumped out to an early lead in the first term, a margin Werribee was ultimately unable to claw back.
Coming off a humiliating loss to Williamstown, the heat was on Werribee to bounce back.