Will Bowers' powerful close range try was a rare highlight in the first half for Hackney as Stevenage ran in 4 tries and the away side made a catalogue of errors. The second half didn't start much better as a converted try for the hosts made it 27-5 giving the Hack a mountain to climb.

But climb it they did - territory from a finally functioning lineout gave the Griffins many opportunities as the bigger pack from Hertfordshire began to tire. Ben Chamberlain wriggled over to start the comeback and from a similar ruck position 2 yards out Shaun Rooke showed he'd learned a thing or two from regular scrum half Sam Wilkinson to dummy and dot down. One way traffic continued as PJ Lloyd got on the end of a speculative hauled miss 2 bounce pass from Joe Artuso in his final appearance in Hack colours to take advantage of the manufactured overlap.

The comeback looked to be coming off the rails as Stevenage replied with a try of there own. Crucially though both the conversion was missed and the next time Stevenage crossed the goal line the try scorer elect decided to dally and dance around the dead ball area to make the conversion easier, Dan Worth (someone who usually preaches against chasing back when a breaks happen) forced the ball carrier over the dead ball line to save what looked to be a certain try. Now faced with 6 point deficit, Joe Askham did the rest - cutting open the opposition back line and slotting the conversion with only seconds left.

The home side still managed to reclaim the kick off to make the final moments nervous ones but Matt Strong pounced on a loose ball to set up Ben Chamberlain to add the cherry on the season cake. The last kick belonged to departing Captain Will Bowers who after securing the Griffins their best ever league finish put the drop kick attempt wide left