Goal-kicking accuracy wasn't the Wagga Tigers' strength this year. James Grills reckons he was one of the biggest culprits.
But the Tigers brought their kicking boots for the grand final, booting 16.8 against Leeton-Whitton in a 21-point win on Saturday.
Most of the chances weren't easy, either. All three of Grills' goals had a high difficulty rating - the first a snap from the pocket, another a long ranger from near the sideline and the third a running effort from just outside 50.
The first two were also into a stiff breeze and after kicking a combined 66.90 this season before the decider, Grills said the team was happy to rectify the issue on the big day.
"The big thing about grand finals is taking your chances. You'd like to have them ten metres out and right in front, but obviously it's bit more special when you nail the ones from out wide," Grills said.
"It took us about ten minutes to settle into the second quarter and once we got a roll on we really hurt them on the scoreboard with our kicking efficiency (with six straight goals).
"That hasn't been up all year but we chose a good day to do it well. And a lot of it was probably my fault during the year.
Albury Tiger Grills said he had enjoyed the short AFL Riverina Championship season after the Ovens and Murray was cancelled.
"This has been awesome, a flag's a flag and it's a great club. When the final siren goes in a grand final and you're in front you're pretty happy."