Blue Lake Knights fall short at 11th hour

PUSHING HARD: Blue Lake Knights’ Chris Driver takes on the Naracoorte Jets’ defensive line during Round 6 of the Limestone Coast Rugby League fixture on Saturday at Nangwarry oval. Picture: TREVOR JACKSON

IT was a heart-breaking result for Mount Gambier’s Blue Lake Knights in Round 6 of Limestone Coast rugby league on Saturday, with a four-point loss to reigning premiers Naracoorte Jets.

The Knights desperately needed a win to keep their season alive, but at the 11th hour the Jets crossed the line for a try to break the deadlock and claim the win.

For Knights president Brenton Hodge it was a disappointing result, after a solid opening half which saw the home side lead by two points at the Nangwarry oval.

“We had them on the ropes and could not capitalise,” Hodge said.

“We had a good first half with three tries.

“We converted one and went to the break in the lead.”

While just one of those tries were converted by the Knights,

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