Bombers bite the bullet



TRARALGON Tyers United returns from the week’s break confident it can continue the form which saw it record a second win for the fixture in North Gippsland football.

Sitting two games behind the top three in fourth position, Churchill will take to the road following what has been a blistering fortnight.

Churchill has been on a roll, and inflicted the reigning premiers with one of their biggest defeats in recent seasons at the weekend.

Continuing to improve and evolve, Cougars coach Allan Chandler said the job was not yet done.

“While we are seeing some improvement in some areas… this needs to continue if we are to make finals,” he said.

The improvement in the past fortnight, since a narrow loss to Heyfield, has seen opposition sides take note, with the Cougars’ four-quarter efforts the talk of the competition.

In contrast, TTU’s season has been a mixed bag.

By no means outplayed in several contests, the Bombers have failed to find a way to get the job done when it mattered and will be looking for redemption in the second half of the fixture.

Glengarry v Yarram

HEADING into round 11 on the back of one of its greatest defeats of the season, Glengarry will be out to compose itself against Yarram.

The Demons too will be out to keep their finals pulse beating, with a gutsy win required against the reigning champion.

Boasting a 4-5 win-loss record, Yarram is desperate for a win to maintain its hold on a top five finish.

With both sides’ end of season ambitions weighing heavily on the result, spectators can expect a tight contest, which may be decided by which backline takes control.

Feeling the effects of injury, both sides’ resolve has been tested in past weeks and their cavalry stretched.

Looking forward to the contest against Yarram, the Magpies are the last side to meet the league’s newcomers.

Heyfield v Gormandale

AFTER notching up a ninth consecutive victory there appears little stopping Heyfield at this stage of the competition.

While the Kangaroo coaching panel would not likely describe the latest performance as their most clinical, Heyfield still brushed Yarram aside by a handsome 59 points.

With just the one victory to date, Gormandale would have seen last Saturday as a chance to improve the season ledger and must be reeling from a lost opportunity.

Bursting out of the blocks against Woodside, the Tigers faded with little left in the engine.

In their current form it is hard to look past the Kangaroos to extend their winning streak.

Cowwarr v Boisdale/Briagolong

COWWARR boasts a near flawless record at home and will be out to redeem itself after a disappointing showing against Sale City.

Sitting in a log jam in eighth position, a win this week has extra weight.

With Yarram and Glengarry doing battle and Woodside drawing the bye, the Saints could catapult themselves into the five, leapfrogging the opposition below if they can hold Boisdale/Briagolong at bay.

Meeting the Saints on the rebound is going to be a tough assignment for the young Bombers, who will need to be at their best to topple their more fancied and experienced opponent.

With a spot in the five on the line, the Saints will be eager with a tough month on the fixture nearing, manifested in matches against Churchill and Yarram.

However the Saints can ill afford to take the Bombers lightly, with the side nearing full strength following a horror run with injuries.

Boisdale/Briagolong could be due to cause one of the upsets of the season and shake the competition up.

Woodside, Sale City and Rosedale have the bye.