Best on ground Ian Dunbar holds the AFL Wide Bay premiership trophy after the Bombers tight win over Across The Waves in the grand final. Photo: Ben Turnbull
Best on ground Ian Dunbar holds the AFL Wide Bay premiership trophy after the Bombers tight win over Across The Waves in the grand final. Photo: Ben Turnbull

Bombers hold on to win GF thriller

BREAKING: The Hervey Bay Bombers have won their first premiership since 2009, downing Across The Waves in a titanic AFL Wide Bay grand final at Faircloth Oval.

The 80-70 victory caps off an undefeated season for the Troy Ignatenko-coached Bombers, who overturned an early four-goal deficit and three-point lead by the Eagles at half-time.

There were standouts for both sides, however it was Bombers midfielder Ian Dunbar who was judged best afield.

It was sweet revenge for the Bombers, who lost to the Eagles by 67 points in last year's title decider.

For the Eagles, the loss was tough to bear. The 10-point loss was the closest any team had come to troubling the Bombers juggernaut, which has beaten Across The Waves three times this season by an average winning margin of 85 points.



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