Bombers determined to make final
IT’S not going to be easy but Hervey Bay Bombers coach Johnny Neshoda knows it’s do or die today.
The Hervey Bay side lost a close match to minor premiers Across the Waves last weekend, going down by 19 points.
The loss set up a grand final rematch one game early for the Bombers as they take on Bundaberg Brothers.
But Neshoda believes the team has learned a few lessons from that defeat and will produce a strong performance against Brothers.
“We definitely don’t want to go out in straight sets after losing last week,” Neshoda said.
“It’s a big game for us.”
Neshoda said the team was determined to make sure a team from the Fraser Coast featured in the final.
“We want to be there.”
The team started well in the first quarter against Across the Waves but were unable to finish strongly and that was one aspect of the match they had looked at closely this week, Neshoda said.
“We just need four consistent quarters.”
Neshoda said the team was not underestimating the strength of Brothers, the team they defeated in last year’s grand final.
Neshoda said Brothers had quite a few dangerous players and the Hervey Bay team would have their work cut out for them trying to contain them.
The team is playing in Maryborough and, after losing in Bundaberg last week, Neshoda said being closer to home would provide a big boost for the side.
The final will be held in Hervey Bay next weekend, another huge incentive for the side, and Neshoda said he hoped to see a big local crowd at the grand final if they were to make it.
Neshoda said he was hoping to se a marked improvement in the midfield after last week’s game.
“We need our midfield to lift.”
‘We definitely don’t want to go out in straight sets after losing last week’