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Schwarz knows keys to succes

Canterbury United captain Tom Schwarz spoke about the keys to their success, after winning back-to-back ASB Chatham Cup titles with Cashmere Technical

by New Zealand Football

Schwarz knows recipe for success

Cashmere Technical captain Tom Schwarz says the recipe for back-to-back ASB Chatham Cup titles is simple but effective.

Tom Schwarz led Cashmere Technical to their second successive ASB Chatham Cup title on Sunday.

“We have a good work ethic, a good squad, we’re a close unit and we’re just kicking on from last year,” Schwarz said pitch side at QBE Stadium after winning the 2014 ASB Chatham Cup title – becoming the first champions to win consecutive cups since Central did it in 1997-98.

Schwarz says the wonderful season that Cashmere have had, including the Mainland Premier League title was all part of the plan from the outset.

“The goal was to retain everything and win one more cup and we’ve got the final for that next week.”

Schwarz felt the Christchurch-based club dealt well with the threats posed by Central in the final, even though Cashmere didn’t have as much of the ball as their captain would have liked.

“We would have liked to have played more football I suppose. Central had a lot of the ball but I wouldn’t say they hurt us too much. But at the start of the game we said we had to be solid, to work as team and we achieved that.”

In a numerical sense, after number two comes three. Is that what Schwarz and the Cashmere side are looking to replicate now?

“Of course it is,” Schwarz said. “We’re going to look to kick on for that, that’s the goal.”