Hervey Bay Bomber Jack O'Connell.
Hervey Bay Bomber Jack O'Connell. Alistair Brightman

Bombers won't take the Bears lightly

AUSSIE RULES: An emphasis on maintaining consistency and improving on an existing game plan are the primary goals Hervey Bay Bombers coach Darren Hunter has set for his players this week.

The Bombers are flying high after two straight confidence building wins, firstly against AFL Wide Bay leaders and local rivals Bay Power before a 74-point hiding of The Waves.

While the Bombers are expected to record another large win and percentage boost against Maryborough Bears at Port City Park tomorrow, Hunter said his side would approach the game as if it was just another week.

Primarily, the aim is to focus on how his players use the ball.

"We want to kick it around from player to player instead of going for the 50-50,” he said.

"We just need the confidence in ourselves to go for those 30m passes rather than the big kick and hope. It's about getting them to think laterally rather than always forward.”

While the Bombers will rest several players battling injury, Hunter is expected to take a strong side to Maryborough.

The Bears have struggled for results this season, but despite being win-less for the first 10 weeks have earned praise from all parts of the competition.

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