THE Bega Bombers are taking flight to face the Narooma Lions tomorrow.
The Sapphire Coast AFL (SCAFL) round seven clash will play at Bill Smyth Memorial Oval, Narooma.
Bombers senior coach Matt Fleet said he had a full roster for the game and was looking forward to the challenge.
“I’m sure they’ll be a lot stronger at home than when they’re away, but we’ll just concentrate on who we’ve got and hopefully bring back the four points,” Fleet said.
“We won’t underestimate Narooma, but we’ll be looking for a couple of wins on the trot.”
Fleet said the Bombers were at full-strength with no injuries plaguing the roster.
“There’ll be no problem, there is no significant injuries from the senior side last week.”
Fleet said the Bombers had been struggling with discipline issues, but has been addressing the concerns at training.
“It was good last night at training, we’ve had good numbers and it was much happier, we’re travelling along alright.
“The guys are on board and hopefully we can keep trimming [penalties] back to a point where it’s not giving the opposition and advantage each week,” he said.
Fleet said he wanted to see a solid game of football, but not silly errors getting his side in trouble.
“We want a good hard game, there is no doubt about that.
“We want to go hard at the football, we just have to make sure of when we’re doing it.”
Fleet said it’s a solid trip to Narooma and didn’t expect too big a crowd.
“We might be a bit friendless up there,” he said.
However, next week is SCAFL’s Indigenous round, and the Bombers have big plans.
“Next Friday night is the Indigenous appreciation round so we want to see a huge crowd there for that.
“We are looking at initiatives to get more fans in and be able to keep them warm on the Friday night,” he said.
Breakers in smashing form
THE Bermagui Breakers are in smashing form and will carry a lot of confidence tomorrow.
The Breakers will face the in-form Pambula Panthers at the Pambula Sporting Complex.
Breakers club president Tim Holdsworth was confident about the players form, but acknowledged it would be a “tough match”.
“I think the guys are in really good form at the moment, but that doesn't mean it won't be a tough outing,” Holdsworth said.
Captain Kane Fowler was an unstoppable force against the Tathra Sea Eagles last week, kicking eight goals.
Meanwhile, coach Brent Ohlin was also at his best with three goals.
Tathra has historically been a powerhouse in the competition and a win gave the Breakers a confidence boost.
However, other clubs have suggested Pambula to be the hallmark team for the season.
Ohlin said the club had come away relatively “clean” from the game against Tathra and would have a full contingent to take on the Panthers.
Holdsworth said the Panthers took a small win over them during the pre-season nines competition, but didn’t use it as a measure.
“We lost to Pambula by nine points at the carnival,
“But we are two very different sides now so you can’t really judge by that.”
Holdsworth said the Breakers are certainly not stepping back from any challenges this season.
“We are looking forward to it, it'll be a good match.”
Holdsworth expects to see a decent group of the Blue and Yellow fans at Pambula for the game.
“The club has a good following with the Bermi locals.
“I’m sure quite a few will travel down to Pambula to support us,” he said.
The game starts at the Pambula Sporting Complex tomorrow at 2.15pm.