HENTY spearhead Damian Cupido ensured the Swampies finished a disappointing season on a high note when he kicked a goal after the siren to defeat Billabong Crows by three points at Henty on Saturday.
Cupido, who had been well held by Crow coach Al Austin, kicked truly from 35-metres following a pass from Kim Kantilla.
"We haven't had much luck all season and it took until after the final siren in the last round to have some," Price lamented.
"I asked the boys for a big effort at three-quarter-time when we were 25 points down and they were able to lift which was good.
"We set ourselves a goal to win three of our last four games and we were able to do that but unfortunately it wasn't enough to sneak into the top-six."
Sam Terlich was dangerous in attack with four goals while Daniel Smith and Jono Male also played well.
Crow speedster Josh Evans kicked four goals in his return from injury.