Round 9 proved to be a very successful week for the Bombers. It was wins (and a draw) all round!
With all four football sides scheduled to play at home, we were looking forward to a big day of football.
The news then broke on Thursday night that Dandenong would not have a team to take on our thirds and therefore a forfeit was registered and those not picked in the seniors or reserves had a week off. But not before a refreshing training session on Saturday morning.
It was then up to the under 19s to start the day of competition when they faced Highett. Both sides had come off some disappointing losses so this game was a matter of who wanted it more. The young Bombers were impressive and controlled the game from the beginning. Coach Adam Lagerewskij stated that he couldn't have asked much more from his young charges who ran away 70-point winners. Brendan Weighell was best-on-ground.
There was a bit of a scare sent through the reserves camp when Highett came out firing and really challenged our undefeated side. To the credit of the reserves, they were able to steady the ship and, led by coach Chris Smith, went on to win by 23-points.
It was then on to the "Match of the Round". The SFNL Caravan of Coverage was onsite to broadcast the seniors clash against Highett. The game did not disappoint. It was a tough batlle from beginning to end. Highett got off to a strong start to lead by 10 at the first break before our guys were able to get on top. Although the Bombers lead at every other change, it was only ever by the narrowest of margins. The final quarter had everyone biting their nails. When the final siren sounded, it was Skye by 4 points. Ben Evans was outstanding with three goals and plenty of contested grabs around the ground.
At the netball courts the A-team defeated Hampton 40-26, while the B-team drew with Dingley 30-30.
It was a great effort from all sides over the weekend and we look forward to backing it up this week. We have all four football sides at home again and the netball girls will be over at the SDNA courts as usual.