THE Bega Bombers senior Aussie rules squad picked up a decisive win against the Eden Whalers.
A narrow early lead extended in the Bombers’ favour with the full-time score 17.12 (140) over Eden’s 9.6 (60).
Senior coach Matt Fleet said he was happy with the win, but the game was “scrappy”.
“I probably need to do more in the teaching of these new blokes,” Fleet said.
“We’re being a bit clumsy, we’ve got to learn when to tackle and when to shut up.”
Adam Blacka was a strong attacker for the Bombers, leading the way with eight goals.
Fleet said Blacka was a standout, but was also impressed by Chris Dwyer’s efforts.
“I thought Chris was fantastic.”
Fleet said a few “discipline issues” hampered the Bombers’ efforts on Friday night and will look at addressing it this week.
“I thought they were really good with accountability, it was just the discipline on Friday night.
“It’s just the discipline side of things needs a bit of work.
“We’ll start looking at that this week,” he said.
Fleet said it was great to see a strong home crowd and pick up a win for fans.
“The crowd was fantastic, the gate and the canteen went really well.
“Thanks to the big crowd for turning out,” he said.
Meanwhile, Fleet said he was ecstatic to see a solid match against the Pambula Panthers from the Bombers’ reserve grade.
“The reserves went down by just two goals on Saturday and it was a cracking match.
“It was a terrific effort – for the boys to just have a genuine reserves side, they really stood up.”
Fleet said a number of players put in great performances.
“Wayne Flinn did well, so did Josh O’Meara and Neil Rainbow kicked two goals,” he said.
Unfortunately one of the Bombers suffered a significant knee injury.
“Sam Garrett injured in his knee, we wish him all the best,” Fleet said.