Cats pounce back with win­ning mind­set

Avon Valley Gazette - - SPORT - With Greg Hire

WHAT a dif­fer­ence a cou­ple of weeks make.

Head­ing into the Christ­mas break, there were a lot of ques­tions about the di­rec­tion of the club. In­ter­nally, while tough de­ci­sions were be­ing made, our team never wa­vered in sup­port­ing each other and driv­ing to­wards suc­cess.

The re­sult against the Ade­laide 36ers didn’t go our way in round 12, but there were pos­i­tive signs.

The win against the Illawarra Hawks in the next round was one of the more sat­is­fy­ing in my ca­reer.

We were down a player, we hadn’t got too many away wins and we were play­ing against an in- form and tal­ented Hawks out­fit.

Since that vic­tory, we’ve had the ad­di­tion of Bryce Cot­ton and any­one who has watched our games will know he is go­ing to con­trib­ute im­mensely.

We’ve also seen our cap­tain and leader Damian Martin re- en­ter the fold from in­jury.

Against Bris­bane, I saw a side of us that I haven’t re­ally seen all year; the be­lief that we could win no mat­ter the mar­gin.

That mind­set can be pow­er­ful.

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