THE result might not have gone Greta Branxton's way at the weekend.
But, the members of the Colts' ladies league tag side should be still proud of their efforts against an experienced outfit.
In the end, recently-promoted Fingal Bay proved too strong to run out winners 26-4 in the Newcastle and Hunter Community Rugby League competition at Greta Central Oval on Saturday.
After knocking over the Hamilton Ducks 18-10 in their previous outing, the team's maiden victory of the season, the Colts started promisingly.
Winger Morgan Keys touched down to give the hosts a 4-0 lead.
However, Fingal Bay struck back to secure the advantage 6-4 at the quarter-time break.
They then extended that margin to 16-4 by half-time.
The Colts displayed plenty of fighting qualities after the interval, restricting the visitors to just a further 10 points.
Greta Branxton will now enjoy a bye this Saturday, August 15.
In the other A grade fixture, Raymond Terrace defeated Maitland United 26-4.
Newcastle and Hunter Community Rugby League
Ladies league tag results
A grade -
Fingal Bay d Greta Branxton 26-4
Raymond Terrace d Maitland United 26-4
B grade -
Dungog d Dudley 34-0
Mallabula d Swansea 16-4
Shortland d Hamilton 14-6