AFL: The Hervey Bay Bombers are yet to find their first win of the Wide Bay AFL season after going down to ATW 13-5 – 83 to 6-11 – 47.
Facing the high flying Eagles the Hervey Bay team were unable to capitalise on their slight first-quarter lead.
Heading into the first break of the match the home team lead by two points 1.4 – 10 to 1.2 – 8.
A three-goal second quarter extended the lead further for the Bundaberg team while the Bombers only managed a solitary point in the term.
A six-goal onslaught by the Eagles in the third stanza put the seal on their victory.
Credit to the Hervey Bay Bombers who did not give up in the final outscoring their opponents. Unfortunately, it was too late for the team to turn the match around.
Bombers captain Chris Wicks knows the team’s first win is not far away.
“We can see that it is there, we just need to execute better,” Wicks said.
Wicks believes if they can pick up on the communication it will produce positive outcomes for the team.
He was impressed with how the mid-field finished the game strong.
Luke Hodgetts was the Bombers top scorer kicking 3-3 for the match.
In the other senior competition match, Bay Power proved too strong for the struggling Brothers Bulldogs winning 20-10 – 130 to 6-5 – 41.
An eleven goal first half set up the win for the Hervey Bay team.
“We finally kicked straight,” Bay Power coach Josh Wheeler said.
Kevin Clark was the top goal scorer kicking 4-4 while Glen Krohn, Thomas Bennetts and Matt Saunders each kicked three goals.
Wheeler was pleased with the team effort and is ready to face ATW in Hervey Bay next weekend.
“It will be a top of the table clash and we will need to play well as a team to get over the top of them,” he said.
Round three action features two matches in Hervey Bay with the Hervey Bay Bombers hosting Brothers Bulldogs at Norm McLean Oval while Bay Power host ATW at Keith Dunne Oval.
Matches set for a 2 pm start.
In reserves action Bay Power proved too strong for Brothers Bulldogs winning 7-11 – 53 to 3-5 – 23 while Hervey Bay Bombers defeated ATW 9-5 – 59 to 7-4 – 46. Maryborough Bears had the bye.
Next week Bay Power host ATW while Maryborough Bears will be at home for the first time this season when they Brothers Bulldogs.
ATW was victorious in the colts match, defeating Hervey Bay Bombers 7-7 – 49 to 5-10 –40.
Next week Bay Power host ATW while the Hervey Bay Bombers have the bye.