The Cooma Red Devils second grade side have succumbed to Goulburn in the Grand Final two years in a row.
Despite being confident, having played well in last week's semi-final and having been the only side to beat Goulburn this year, Cooma finished second best in the Grand Final re-match, going down 22-12.
Goulburn kicked off and from the opening exchanges it was evident both sides were ready to play, with both sides taking aim in both defence and attack.
Cooma applied great pressure early to Goulburn's line on the back of strong runs from Matt Jamieson, Nat Jennings and Matt Crowley who were getting over the advantage line. But Goulburn's defence held strong. Cooma had an early shot at penalty goal but Nathan Boate was unsuccessful with his attempt.
Goulburn were able to get into Cooma's half but solid defence from Cody Henderson, Adam Schofield, Trent Henderson and Cade Graf repelled many Goulburn attacking raids. One of these tackles saw an unfortunate injury with Cody Henderson breaking his leg.
Goulburn kept applying the pressure and in the end Cooma's committed defence cracked and Goulburn was able to score.
Cooma then had to use more bench players early in the game when Ben Kelly limped off injured.
Goulburn extended its lead when they were again able to crack Cooma's defence and score. Cooma replied on the stroke of half time when Neil Schouten found space and burst through the defence and score and with a successful conversion from Nathan Boate. Cooma went into the break trailing 12-7.
Cooma came out from half time and were able to create a mistake from the kick off.
Cooma went on the attack straight away and after attacking midfield the Red Devils swung the ball back to the blind and Adam Schofield crashed over the line.
Nathan Boate couldn't convert from wide out but this locked the scores up and it was anyone's game.
With both sides losing a player each to the sin bin after an altercation at a scrum, the game opened up.
Cooma had a couple of good chances to take the lead after strong runs from Steven Boate, Adam Schubert and Neil Schouten.
Cooma got into good field position but mistakes or good defence turned the ball over and Cooma couldn't get the try it was looking for.
With 10 minutes to go Goulburn were able to get a try to take back the lead 19-12. Cooma had a couple of late attacking raids but couldn't get through Goulburn's defence. Goulburn kicked a penalty goal on full time to extend the final score out to 22-12.
The Cooma players would like to thank everyone for their support on Saturday and throughout the whole year and to everyone who has done something for the club this year we would like to say thank you and hope to see you all again next year.