The Stallions First Grade side bowed out of the 2013 competition in disappointing style against the Bega Roosters at the Cooma Showground on Sunday.
Playing for a spot in the Grand Final next week, the Stallions were off to the perfect start. They quickly got ahead of the Roosters and were leading 18-0 after 30 minutes.
Ill- discipline crept in and after being awarded the first two penalties of the day, the Stallions did not get another and allowed Bega back into the match.
With five minutes remaining on the clock Bega hit the lead 22-18 and held on to win the match 26-18.
Cooma had their chances earlier to put Bega away and were held up over the line on at least three occasions and also had the ball knocked down when they looked certain to score.
The football Gods were definitely not on Cooma's side on Sunday When Cooma spilt the ball it would always bounce forward however when Bega dropped it, it would bounce back.
Days like this do happen and that is the nature of the game but it is disappointing for it to happen in such a vital game.
The Stallions should be congratulated on their season and showed the commitment needed to be a successful side in Group 16.
There were a number of good players on the day and every one was trying right to the end and the disappointment was evident after the game as they were still in the sheds an hour after the whistle had blown.
Todd Williams was a work horse and was strong all day, Sam Gilbert was very dangerous and could have quite easily won the game for them as full time approached if not for a spilt ball when trying to pick up a loose pass.
Sam Dowsett also was strong and was very dangerous around the dummy half while Credence Bartlett had his best game of the season in the centres by giving the forwards a break and was strong in defence.
The season may be over for the First Grade but the Stallions are well represented in the Grand Finals with three of the four grades playing for premiership glory on Sunday.
They would love all your support there to try and get them over the line.