THE 2014 Hastings League season got off to a great start last weekend with a good crowd on hand to watch the nine a side league knockout.
All sides played two games each with some very entertaining football.
The Kendall Blues proved they are a team to watch this season and left Harrington scoreless with a 40 - 0 game.
They then took on the Comboyne Tigers and had to fight a little harder after Arnold Turnbull left the field injured but again came back fight ting to win 10-4.
This then qualified the Blues to take on the Lower Macleay Magpies in the final.
Lower Macleay started the game getting two quick tries.
Kendall then quickly responded with Brock Blanch crossing the line but missing his goal.
Luke White quickly followed with a try just before half time with the hooter blowing before his attempt of goal.
After a quick break, second half started with Luke White again crossing the line for the first points of the second half and converting his attempt of goal.
It was then tit for tat with Lower Macleay crossing the line.
Again the ever consistent White replied crossing the line and converting.
Lower Macleay were quick to respond with a try, but again White was sure he could score another, so returned to the field and scored to convert his try to put Kendall in front.
Lower Macleay attempted to kick and chase to score another try which new comer Alex Pearce raced to and kicked dead.
Kendall kicked the goal line drop out and the hooter blasted ending play and Kendall taking out the Hastings League 9's competition for 2014.
It's a fantastic start to the year for the Blues with coach Chris Hanlon saying
"It was a great start to the year, and went better than expected," he said.
"It's great to see the pride and passion by the boys being down to just nine players at one stage.
"They fought well and ended up victors over the two front runners of the comp, Lower Macleay and Comboyne, which is an outstanding effort.
"With a full squad available, we are going to mix it against any team this year."
Club president Wayne Wilkes wasn't at the game due to a prior commitment but was extremely pleased with the result.