AFL GAME: Aaron Townsend plays for Hervey Bay at Brothers Sports Complex in Bundaberg.
AFL GAME: Aaron Townsend plays for Hervey Bay at Brothers Sports Complex in Bundaberg. Paul Donaldson BUN030617AFL6

Bombers' winning run a reflection of hard work

HERVEY Bay Bombers' five-game winning streak is a reflection of the club's hard work according to coach Tony Potter.

The Bombers won just one of their first three games.

They lost two consecutive games by a combined 100 points and sat in the bottom half of the QFA Wide Bay Sunshine Coast table.

Something happened in the seven days between the end of a 39-point hiding at the hands of Brothers Bulldogs and their 44-point win over Maroochydore.

An attitudinal shift? The playing group's declaration they wouldn't suffer any more embarrassment?

Or the players simply understood Potter's premiership plan and put it into action?

Whichever the case, the Bombers have not lost since that miserable final quarter against the Bulldogs at NE Mclean Oval on April 29.

Their form has completely reversed.

In the first three games, Hervey Bay kicked 56.6 points per game but conceded 88.3.

Since then, the Bombers have registered 84.8 points per game and allowed an average of just 52.2 per game.

The club's five-point win against Brothers Bulldogs snapped the Bundaberg club's unbeaten start to the season, and proved the Bombers are the real deal.

"It was important in the sense of the ladder of course, but it shows that all the hard work the boys have done is paying off,” Potter said.

The Bombers travel to Bundaberg again this week to face an Across The Waves outfit who risk missing the top four.

The defending premiers' five-point loss to Bay Power saw them stuck in fifth one win behind Maroochydore, though the Sunshine Coast has played one less game so far.

Hervey Bay currently outscores ATW by 20 points per game, and that attack could be the difference come the final siren.



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