Breakers finish a season to remember in fine style
YAMBA Breakers' 2014 campaign will long be remembered as one of the best in the club's history.
The Breakers capped a dominant season with a comprehensive 5-0 win over South Services Gunners in the grand final on Saturday.
The win put an exclamation point on the Breakers campaign during which they won all but one game - a 1-1 draw with Coutts Cougars on April 26.
Breakers captain Marty Dougherty led the way on Saturday, delivering the first goal of the match.
"We certainly weren't expecting to win by that margin but we're obviously happy to finish that way," he said.
"It doesn't really reflect the game at all, it was tough."
Yamba led 2-0 at the break and had enough momentum and poise to put South Services to the sword in front of a big home crowd.
The Breakers earned the right to host the Clarence region grand finals after finishing atop the 2nd Division North competition.
"We were reasonably confident we had the players to get the job done and managed to stick it out," Dougherty said.
"Credit to them though. Once we were up by four they could've thrown the towel in but they didn't. They kept pressing until the end."
The Breakers will celebrate their premiership for some time and no doubt some thought has already gone to their title defence next year.
Only time will tell if they can retain the same side but Dougherty said he expected most players to remain with the club.
"I'm sure the majority of the guys will go around again," he said.
"We didn't have a loss all year which was pretty good. It was great to get the job done in front of everyone."