AFL: The win streak of the Bay Power club is over after the Across the Waves Eagles defeated Bay Power 10.9-69 to 7.9-51.
The unbeaten Hervey Bay team will rue missed opportunities in the match.
Both teams finished the first quarter even with both kicking 1.3-9.
It was much of the same in the second quarter with the Bundaberg club heading to the main break with a one-goal difference.
The Eagles dominated in the third quarter with a five-goal to nil quarter setting up the win.
A valiant fightback by Bay Power in the final term was not enough to keep their win streak alive.
“We didn’t start well, and they ran over the top of us in the third quarter,” Bay Power coach Josh Wheeler said.
After losing a few players during the match, Wheeler was pleased in how his team re-grouped in the final quarter.
“We will come back together and be back ready to play the Hervey Bay Bombers on Saturday,” he said.
Jarrod Stothard was the only multiple goal scorer for Bay Power kicking three goals and one behind.
In the other match, it was another win to the Hervey Bay Bombers, comfortably accounting for Brothers Bulldogs 14.7-91 to 0.5-5.
The match was over by quarter time with the Bombers taking a six-goal lead into the first break.
Hervey Bay continued to play consistent football over the next three quarters to secure the win.
“We are coming together well as a team, and that match was a good result for us,” coach Darren Baldwin said.
Baldwin was reluctant to single any player out believing it was a great team effort.
He did praise young player Brayden Cuffe who has slotted in nicely to the senior team.
“We will be back it this week preparing for Bay Power,” he said.
Lucas Hodgetts was the Bomber’s top goalscorer with three.
Saturday shapes as a big day for the Hervey Bay Bombers.
It is their annual sponsor’s day, and they will be in full voice as they take on their cross-town rivals.
In reserves action Across the Waves again proved too strong for Bay Power, defeating the visitors 5.9-39 to 4.7-31.
The Maryborough Bears homecoming did not go to script with the Hervey Bay Bombers winning 10.7-67 to 3.3-21.
Across the Waves made it three wins out of three defeating Bay Power 16.13-109 to 1.1-7.