THE Kendall Blues put in a hard fight but there was no stopping the Comboyne Tigers who defeated the Blues in a 29-26 finals clash.
The Blues travelled to Wauchope last Saturday, September 17 to take part in the Hastings League Grand Final for the 2016 season before a lively crowd.
Taking on the minor premiers the Comboyne Tigers, the Blues came in full force to give there best shot at trying to finally get a win over the Tigers for the first time this year.
Just two minutes in, Kendall were first to put points on the board through hooker Glen Bampton.
Tamati Wigman missed the conversion.
The Tigers hit straight back, but the Blues looked dangerous out wide and Kenny Young crossed out wide putting the Blues back in front.
Wigman put in the effort required and added the extras and the Blues took the lead 10-6.
The Tigers attack took control of the match and added extra points to the board taking the lead 24-10 with only minutes to go in the first half.
But the Blues hit back with a sensational try to Ken Young, running 80 metres to cross for the Blues right on the half time bell.
Wigman converted and the Blues closed the gap 24-16 going into the half time break.
The Tigers were first to score in the second half and the Tigers moved ahead 28-16.
For the next twenty minutes it was just some good football with plenty of ball movement and strong defense from both sides.
With twenty two minutes to go, the Blues full back Daniel Minns scored from a long way out after beating several defenders.
Tamati Wigman made no mistake, the Blues closed the gap 28-22.
With eight minutes left the Tigers convert a field goal move the Tigers seven points ahead 29-22.
It was then over to winger Brad Smith who crossed the line to help close the gap on the Tigers, Wigman missing the conversion.
The Blues tried there hardest but were unable to close the gap and the the final score the Tigers winning the 2016 Grand Final 29-26.
Full credit again goes to all the Blues players for putting there all in this season and we hope to see you all back next year.