It was the unbelievable moment when grand final glory turned into grand final heartache.
When a premiership celebration changes to premiership commiseration.
The best and worst of times all in one.
Saturday morning at No.1 Sportsground and West Wallsend have just gained a late 6-4 lead against Cardiff in the Newcastle and Hunter Rugby League ladies league tag tier-B decider.
Siren sounds, ball thrown in air, celebrations begin – pretty standard stuff for on-field success at seasons’ end.
That is until an opponent collects the loose ball, runs 30 metres down the sideline and claims a title-winning try.
The full-time whistle had not yet been blown by the referee, which means the ball was still alive, and in the blink of an eye the result has been reversed.
Cardiff triumph 8-6 over West Wallsend.
“Holy dooley, can you believe that?” one BarTV Sports commentator said during the live call.
The video clip has gone viral on social media.
Newcastle and Hunter Rugby League administrator Dave Wild has contacted West Wallsend officials to offer support for the player involved.