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Fourth time lucky for skipper

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September 29, 2016

Breakthrough flag: Kayne Pettifer enjoys giving captain Josh Vick his first premiership at Kyabram.

Few people can claim they have captained an undefeated team in the GVFL. Josh Vick joined that select group last weekend when he captained the Kyabram Bombers to victory on Sunday.

Vick said he was elated to see out an undefeated season with the Bombers.

“I had the belief at the start of the year that this was going to be a good season. All the boys fit nicely together and it makes for a really tight group,” he said.

“We approach the game like any other and just aimed to play our style of footy. I think the confidence we came in with helped a lot.”

In comparison to other games in the season, the Bombers were not as dominant as normal, Vick said.

“I don’t think I had my best game today. That’s the beauty of this team, when someone is feeling a bit off the others rally around and pick up the slack,” he said.

“It probably wasn’t the best game we played all year but the strength and depth of the team got us over the line.

“That’s the beauty of playing with a great bunch of guys; it takes some of the pressure off because you know you have that support.”

Vick said there were some nerves coming into Sunday’s game.

“I have captained three losing grand finals, I didn’t want to make it a fourth,” he said.

“We got past the nerves by focusing on playing our style of footy. We knew if we did that, we would prevail in the end.

“Continued pressure and giving it everything we had was the key to victory today.”

Vick said he hopes to come back next season and do it all over again.

“We’ll wait and see if I come back next season”, he said.

“It’s a great feeling, I have a taste for what it feels like and I wouldn’t mind doing it again.”

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