IT was no surprise to anyone when Olivia Patterson was named the player of the match for the Blowes Clothing Cup women’s grand final.
Patterson scored all six of Emus Chicks’ tries in their 42-0 thumping of Dubbo Rhinos.
Despite her efforts, the fullback never expected the individual award.
“Not really. I just did what I did - I just run. That’s my job,” she smiled.
Patterson, who helped Bathurst St Pat’s to the previous weekend’s Group 10 league tag crown, was able to either find herself in space, after some good lead-up work from her teammates, or run through the defence to score each of her tries.
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“We had to make sure we worked the ball out. Our forwards do a lot of work, they had to get up the field and then we flicked it out and see ya later,” she said.
Patterson may have been outstanding in attack, but she was also needed in defence to hold out some tough Dubbo Rhinos pressure.
“Even though they were down players, we knew they would come out hard and they did,” she said.
She may have been the player of the match, but Patterson said lifting the premiership trophy meant more.
“Definitely the grand final. It’s a team sport,” she said.