Emus co-coach Andrew Logan had confidence in kicker Nigel Staniforth

WHEN Nigel Staniforth lined-up the match-winning penalty goal in injury time to cap Saturday’s thrilling Blowes Clothing Cup decider, there would have been 1000 Emus fans on the hill hanging on the edge of their cans.

ALL TOGETHER NOW: Andrew Logan (centre), pictured with Tom Green and Sam Green  after the decider win. Photo: MATT FINDLAY

ALL TOGETHER NOW: Andrew Logan (centre), pictured with Tom Green and Sam Green after the decider win. Photo: MATT FINDLAY

Andrew Logan wasn’t one of those people.

“He strokes through them just so beautifully. It’s like a nine iron for him and he never misses. Under pressure I trust him all the way,” Logan said.

Logan has been part of the Emus fabric now for a half decade, mentoring the greens through the tough times in 2013 and then through the club’s ascension to Blowes Clothing Cup powerhouse.

The master mentor said his side’s 14-11 win over Forbes was as grueling a game as he’s seen.

“It was so physical it was hard to know if to use the replacements or to leave the guys out there that were in the groove,” he added.

“We worked through some hard times … we kept ourselves in the game and that’s the experience of big games over the last couple of years.”

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