COBDEN completed its rise from finals dreamer to reserves premier on Saturday.
The Bombers’ first reserves flag since 1991 halted Camperdown’s quest for back-to-back triumphs.
Cobden had the upper hand all game, etching out a 6.8 (44) to 4.8 (32) win at Reid Oval.
The Bombers led from the outset but inaccuracy cost them a bigger advantage at the first break.
They kicked 3.4 to 0.1 but it proved the difference in the end in a low-scoring encounter.
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Camperdown’s first goal came nine minutes into the second term.
It was a nagging threat from that point on but couldn’t bridge the gap enough.
The Magpies lost coach Stephen Fitzgerald to a yellow card deep into the third term.
Cobden coach Simon Morris was proud of the Bombers’ resilience.
“It was a bit too tight for our liking but we still won,” he said.
“There was nothing pretty, we just sort of stuck at it.
“We just had to win ugly today. That was the key to it all.”
Morris put the contest’s low-scoring nature down to pressure.
“I didn’t expect it to be that low scoring,” he said.
Cobden midfielder Leigh Evans won the best on ground medal.
“Brad Couch and Josh Goonan I thought were good and Chris Mahony in the back line was fantastic,” Morris said.
Cobden finished sixth in 2012 in an eight-team competition.
It won just four games.
Morris said the Bombers were proud to be premiers and champions some 12 months later in an expanded 10-team Hampden league competition.
He said Cobden’s senior success had filtered down the grades and commitment on the training track had paid dividends.
“It’s a testament to the depth at our club. We had 11 blokes miss out on a game today,” he said.
“We want to build a successful club and have our seniors performing well and have everyone up there.
“We have some really good juniors coming through.”