LEETON has retained the Frank Fiumara Cup with a 40-38 home win over Group 20 rivals the Bidgee Hurricanes in wet conditions.
Yesterday's victory was the Greens' fifth of the season, but the Hurricanes can count themselves a little unlucky after having a try disallowed after full-time for a knock-on.
It was a heart-breaking climax for Hurricanes coach Simon Watson, who not for the first time this year watched his side throw away a comfortable lead in the second half.
"That's been the tale for us all season," Watson said.
"We're out of finals, so this was like our grand final today because we were actually playing for a bit of silverware.
"We went out there to win, but it just wasn't to be for us."
With 78 points scored in the match, Watson said defence wasn't a highlight.
"It was pretty poor from both sides, to be honest," he said.
"I know having so many points scored happens quite a bit now, but it wasn't real good.
"We'd get into their quarter and score, and then they'd get into our quarter and do the same.
"But to be fair, both teams attacked pretty good considering the conditions."
With nothing but pride to play for in the last round this week, Watson said the Hurricanes would do their best to finish with a win against Darlington Point-Coleambally.
"We can't get into finals, but it would be nice to end on a high," he said.