MOUNTIES rugby league team were defeated 32-18 by Wentworthville Magpies in the Ron Massey Cup grand final at St Marys Stadium on Saturday.
The Eddie Flahey coached team were gallant in defeat against their experienced opponents.
Mounties trailed 16-8 at half-time.
Then two tries in the space of four minutes during the second half sealed the win for the Magpies as they raced to a 28-8 lead.
Mounties media manager Michael Pugsley said the players and coaching staff worked hard all season and making the grand final was a mighty achievement.
"We're proud of the team making the grand final," Michael Pugsley said.
"Our players and coaching staff gave it their best."