Bombers bounce back in a tight competition

May 29, 2018


It was the feeling around the Leitchville-Gunbower Football Club a few weeks ago after the Bombers had just lost to Colbinabbin, ending a 16-game winning streak.

But it shouldn’t have really gone down like that.

No, the Bombers were not happy that someone – even briefly – had taken away their mantle as the best side in the Heathcote and District Football League.

But Colbo weren’t to stay as the top side for long either, becoming victims of an impressive Huntly side just two weeks later.

Now, there was just one undefeated team in the competition.

And the Bombers had to beat them.

“We weren’t particularly happy after we suffered that loss to Colbo, and we have felt like we had a point to prove basically since that,” Bombers coach Michael Pilcher said.

“We wanted to hit the ground and immediately prove a point to people by playing our best football and getting the win, which is exactly what we did.”

The Bombers ran out with a 32-point win against the Hawks, ending their undefeated streak.

Daniel Coates was the main star in front of goals, booting five.

Jack Gleeson continued his stellar form since joining the club, once again named best on ground.

But on the field, the big story might be Matt Perri.

The Bombers sharpshooter has been deadly in front of goals this year, but only managed two on Saturday, before being taken out of the game with a hamstring complaint.

The club will assess the injury throughout the week.

“He said it only felt like a minor one,” Pilcher said.

“But we can’t be sure until he’s been examined properly. If it’s a minor strain it won’t be an issue. If it’s something a bit more serious, I can guarantee you that we will not be rushing him back before he’s 100 per cent.

“He’s a huge part of our side, we feel better as a group with him out there leading our team with his actions.”

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