Superboot steals the Cup from 54m
"I JUST shut my eyes and hoped for the best."
Extra-time Wren Cup hero Zac Anderson was confident his match-winning conversion would sneak over, despite being 54 metres from goal.
After the Barcaldine Sand Goannas had locked up the game with a last-gasp kick for goal from the sideline, golden point loomed.
"I do practice a lot and don't miss too much. You just have to try and block out the crowd who were giving me a bit of stick and just shut my eyes and hoped for the best.
"Soon as it hit the boot I was pretty happy with it, knew it was going over.
"I practice a lot, from 60 metres now which I get regularly; as it was straight in front, accuracy was not an issue, just got to hit it straight."
Connected to the club by Tigers old boy Travis Ryan, the Townsville trio Anderson, Grant Ryan and Adam Hume covered over 600km to be at the game. After travelling so far, an extra 54m mattered little.
Anderson said it was good to help out the club and catch up with mates.
"It's just a good trip, I don't get to see Travis all that much, we grew up in Brisbane together so it was definitely worth the long drive down," the 26-year-old said.
"It means a lot to them so if I can help out in any way then I will.
"We drove down last night and got here about 11, had a few beers along the way so I woke up a bit seedy.
"It was a very good game, the Barcy boys really turned up to play which was great and it was a lot closer than last year, made it even better.
"I haven't played since my grand final last year, and I have kicked winning field goals but never conversions. Will definitely make the beers that little bit sweeter."