Breakers and Bombers head-to-head, Eagles take flight

• Bermagui’s Brendan Matters tries to handball with Digger Nick Marshall edging him to the sideline.

• Bermagui’s Brendan Matters tries to handball with Digger Nick Marshall edging him to the sideline.

BERMAGUI will look to firm up its place on the Sapphire Coast AFL ladder when it meets the Bega Bombers tomorrow. 

The match will be played at the Bega Showground and both teams are confident they can take home the points.

Bermagui playing-coach Brent Ohlin was confident after a big win over the Merimbula Diggers last week. 

“We’re very confident, but the Bombers have been in really form of late,” Ohlin said. 

Meanwhile, the Bombers are fresh off a bye round and injured players are welcomed back to the roster. 

“We’ll have Aaron Wheatley and Chris Dwyer back to take on Bermagui,” senior coach Matt Fleet said. 

Ohlin said he was proud of the resurgence the Breakers have made this year. 

“We’ve come back from the dead so to speak.

“This could really be a good time for the club coming up the ladder.” 

The Breakers had a few injuries in the second half of their game last week, but Ohlin said they weren’t too serious. 

“It was just a couple of minor muscle strains and tears, we should be right for the weekend.”

With his core team at the ready, Ohlin is eager for the challenge. 

“We’ll expect a good fight, but hopefully we’ll come out on top,” he said. 

Meanwhile, Fleet is enjoying the improvement in the team and urges everyone to head along.

“You can see the improvement every week,” Fleet said. 

“These guys just try their guts out.”

There will be a “full card” of games played at the Showground tomorrow with the senior game to start at 2.15pm. 

“Bring the kids and the whole family, it will be a great day of footy,” Fleet said. 

Sea Eagles lifting off 

The Tathra Sea Eagles are lining themselves up for a soaring finish to the season. 

Tomorrow will see Tathra at home to the Narooma Lions from 2.15pm. 

The Sea Eagles are well rested and are welcoming the return of some key players, while the Lions are coming off the back of two consecutive losses. 

However, the Lions did heavily pressure the ladder-leading Pambula Panthers last week. 

Sea Eagles senior team manager Kevin May said the squad is better each week. 

“Our team just keeps getting better,” May said. 

Senior playing-coach Luke Taylor echoed the sentiment. 

“There is a nucleus forming, a real core group of guys,” Taylor said. 

Young players are being heavily influenced by the experience of premiership winning players, who are returning for the second half of the season. 

“To have a few bigger bodies and footballers around will develop these younger guys.”

Taylor’s eyes are fixed on finals time and he will be looking to get past Narooma tomorrow. 

“The next six games are very winnable for us, we’re definitely looking towards the finals and we want to build some momentum,” he said. 

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