NEW senior coach Stephen Hammond labelled Cobden’s season opening win against the Hamilton Kangaroos as a “great way” to launch their 2014 season campaign.
The Bombers stamped their influence on the contest with a dominant third quarter, which paved the way for an 18.9 (117) to 8.15 (63) victory.
“The boys had a bit of a lapse in the second quarter,” Hammond told the Hamilton Spectator in his post match interview.
“But they rebounded again, played how they started the game, and realised they have to be on the ball all day otherwise we will get beaten.”
The Bombers led by just 10 points at the main break, but responded with four unanswered goals to start the third.
It enabled the home side to seize the initiative.
“They had to,” Hammond said when asked whether he sensed that type of response.
“They went back and played exactly how they did in the first quarter.
“Otherwise, I said to them ‘if we don’t, we will be beaten today’.”
It proved to be the defining period of the contest.
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