CONFIDENT: Hervey Bay Bombers will face Bay Power on Saturday.
CONFIDENT: Hervey Bay Bombers will face Bay Power on Saturday. Valerie Horton

Bombers exude confidence ahead of elimination final

THE biggest challenge that faces Hervey Bay Bombers could be the shape of Keith Dunne Oval.

Hervey Bay will face Bay Power in the ultimate battle for bragging rights.

The winner of Saturday's QFA Wide Bay Sunshine Coast clash will secure a place in the preliminary final. The loser's season will come to an abrupt end.

Recent history is on the Power's side. The Hervey Bay rivals have met three times this year, with the Power winning two.

All wins have come at the home side's venue, but despite the Power hosting the elimination final Bombers coach Tony Potter was confident his troops could succeed.

According to Potter, their biggest challenge could be adapting to the Urangan ground, which is more narrow than the Bombers' Torquay base.

"Maybe this will be third time lucky,” Potter said.

Potter said his players have tightened their ballwork sessions in an attempt to replicate the foreign field's shape.

"We have to make sure we are in control of whatever we can control,” he said.

"We'll concentrate on ourselves. If we can play our game they won't get anywhere near us.”

His confidence is not limited to this week's elimination final, but the August 26 decider.

Potter said the Bombers produced one of the club's best games of the season in its 19-point win over Across The Waves.

According to Potter, it was only the Bombers' misguided radar which kept the three-time defending premiers in the game.

"We smashed them. I haven't seen us play any better than we did in that game,” Potter said. "We just had to make sure we got through without injuries.

"I'm confident.”



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