WIN: Hervey Bay Bombers are back. Jack O'Connell is pictured playing last week.
WIN: Hervey Bay Bombers are back. Jack O'Connell is pictured playing last week. Valerie Horton

Hervey Bay Bombers bounce back into top form

THE Bombers are back.

The Torquay club put a horror week, in which they lost two games by a combined 100 points, well behind them to record a 44-point win over Maroochydore.

Hervey Bay ventured to the Sunshine Coast with some trepidation.

The long road trip could have affected player numbers, and coach Tony Potter was uncertain of what the Roos would produce at their home ground.

Hindsight shows Potter had nothing to worry about.

"We led the whole way, everything we've been practising worked," he said.

"I was really impressed, really happy."

Maroochydore started strongly but the injection of teenager Noah Parry into the backline turned the game.

"They had the ball a fair bit early, they had one guy kick three goals early - it was reminiscent of last week," Potter said.

"We sent Noah Parry out there and he destroyed him, he didn't get another kick.

"Noah had an absolute blinder."

Potter rated Ryan Duke as the best on ground after his 40-plus kicks, while half-back Luke Bish had a strong game.

"We have to keep getting the structure and everything else right," Potter said.

"It was good today but not where we need it to be. We'll keep working on that and keep working on stoppages."

The Bombers will face Pomona next week.

Pomona fell by one point to The Waves, while Brothers Bulldogs destroyed Gympie Cats by 70.



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