THE Bermagui Breakers went up against the Bega Bombers on May 10, and came out on top.
The top grade Breakers scored the win 121-44 in the Sapphire Coast AFL round four clash.
“It went really good,” Breakers coach Brent Ohlin said.
“We had a couple of injury concerns going in, but we stuck to the game plan and everyone came through well.
“Everyone contributed and played their roles.”
Meanwhile, Bega Bombers senior coach Matt Fleet said the squad took “plenty of positives” from Saturday’s game.
A number of injuries hampered the Bombers’ efforts, but Fleet said the players who could make it performed well.
“Chris Dwyer was fantastic after he was in doubt,” Fleet said.
“He thought he had a bit of a hamstring strain, but he showed up and was the best on the field.
“Luffy [Steven Luff] was fantastic and Damian Stackpole was back in form.”
Breakers captain Kane Fowler kicked seven goals in the forwards, and Shannon Lamb had a role to play by sticking on one of the betters on the Bega team.
“We have a lot of respect for Bega as a football club - they started last year and are building from the ground up.
“We always know it will be a compete-to-the-end type of game with them.”
Fleet said the Breakers presented an award to the opposition for a best on field performance.
“Stackpole won that which was great to see.”
Fleet now hopes to implement a similar award in Bombers games to acknowledge their rivals.
Meanwhile, Fleet welcomed two new players.
“Young Joey Gehrig and Nick Forester played their first senior games.
“They did really well.”
Ohlin said they had “a couple more injuries on the weekend” and now the team had to “go back to training and work” to get ready for future games.
Fleet said his squad played out the game, even as the score started to slip away from them.
“Whether we went down by 15 goals or two points, they always fight.
“We just looked for lots of little positives out of the day,”
Fleet said one of the many up sides to the game was giving development players a run.
“It was great to give some of the guys a run in the seniors and they all stood up during the game,” he said.
Ohlin said that five members of the Breakers are in training for the winter league.
“We are looking forward to the rest of the year,” he said.
“We are looking for a strong year as a club and building a strong culture.”