Echuca-Moama's men have steamrolled Eaglehawk to be this season's Regional Super League champion.MATTHEW GALEA June 25, 2014 3:10am
Echuca-Moama confirmed itself the Regional Super League champion with a strong 6-1 win against Eaglehawk.
The championship seemed a mere formality before play, with the Water Rats knowing they would have to perform incredibly poorly to lose the title — which this year was awarded to the team on top of the ladder after seven rounds — but coach Mick Gulson was delighted with the performance.
‘‘We spoke before the game quite a bit about making sure we did it with the right performance,’’ Gulson said.
‘‘We believe over the last month, maybe even longer than that, we’ve been winning without doing the work.
‘‘Training has been a bit blasé and the team mindset has been we turn up and we win, which is frustrating as a coach.’’
The response was emphatic.
Chris Matthews and John Nunn were among the goals, but for Gulson, the game was won by the team.
‘‘I honestly don’t think any one player stood out,’’ Gulson said.
‘‘I couldn’t name two or three that played particularly well.
‘‘Everyone raised the bar and put in a good shift.’’
With no finals in this year’s RSL, Gulson felt the final game was something of an anticlimax, which he said was disappointing.
‘‘It was just another game, which I found frustrating,’’ Gulson said.
‘‘There were no finals and no incentive to really win I suppose. We finished on top and won, but it was just another game.
‘‘That said, it’s the first time we’ve won it and it’s one that’s escaped us so far, so to add it to last year’s (Goulburn Valley Hockey Association A-grade) premiership and add more success is special.
‘‘It’s fair reward for the amount of work we’re putting into our club and our kids.’’
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