THE Alex Hills AFL season ended in disappointment with a 35 point defeat at the hands of Robina last weekend.
The Bombers headed into the match missing some top line personnel but were buoyed by the return of captain Blake Joseph who had spent six weeks sidelined by injury.
In one of the more difficult road trips south to Robina, the Bombers got off to a good start with goals to McGrath and Burgess signalling the away side's intentions.
Not to be outdone, Robina fought hard and worked their way back into the contest as the two sides headed to quarter time with 39 points apiece.
The Bombers suffered some bad luck in the second with an injury to Jordan Reilly and the trivial send-off of Campbell.
However, some freakish individual work from Jacob Harris allowed the Bombers to wrestle some momentum back as they trailed by 22 points at the main break.
The Bombers' chances looked to be slipping in the third, but with Lewis doing an outstanding job down back and Burgess taking control up forward, they fought hard to trail by 13 points at three quarter time.
Not wanting to be upstaged at home, Robina lifted in the last.
Chris Lewis was the Bombers' best while Andrew Richards was skill full and courageous in his senior debut.
Final score: Robina 21.11-137 def. Alexandra Hills 16.6-102.