Dyldam Parramatta Eels centre Ryan Morgan says the Blue and Gold army helped the boys get over the line at Cbus Super Stadium last night, with a vocal crowd of Eels fans out-cheering the local Titans supporters.
“It felt like a home game, they were that loud; the Blue and Gold army was out in force and I’m glad we could get the win for them,” Morgan said.
“The crowd was 50/50 [Eels and Titans fans] if not more, it definitely felt like a home game up there and when you’ve got the fans behind you it makes it that much easier.”
Morgan admits the victory is a weight off the shoulders for the boys, who have a confidence boost going ahead for the remaining six games of the season.
“The boys all performed well and it’s good to get a win, it takes a bit of relief off us,” he said.
“I think we had some opportunities in the first half but didn’t take them, but we had the confidence that we could get over the top of them, and we did that in the second half.”
“And we still had more opportunities that we could have capitalised on.”
Morgan says Brad Arthur’s belief in the boys’ effort at half-time was enough to keep playing consistent attacking football and maintain composure.
“[He said] just keep doing what we’re doing and back our defence and hang in there with them and we’d get them in the end,” Morgan said.