PERFECT conditions greeted the Under 16 Bombers at Princess Park in Shepparton on Sunday for the clash against Shepparton Swans Red. After consecutive wins the boys were keen to keep the ball rolling to a possible finals berth but knew they were up against tough opposition.
The first half was a tight, goal-for-goal contest, with the Bombers taking a narrow three-point advantage at the main break. Captain Wes Hill again led from the front with another consistent game in the centre while onballer Zavier Briggs provided plenty of drive at ball ups and around the ground.
Noah Sewell was a great target up forward, with a game-high four goals and Brayden Hall chipped in with two from the forward flank.
In the third quarter the boys had opportunities to increase their slender lead but poor disposal and bad decision-making cost them, going into the last break only eight points up.
Johnty Hawes did well against a much larger opponent playing in the ruck and his contesting around the ground was great. Both wingers, Sam Plumb and Blake McMeeken, gave the side plenty of run and drive to help steer the side to a 21-point win.
Kyabram 11.10 76 to Shepp Swans Red 8.7 55. Best: Wes Hill, Johnty Hawes, Zavier Briggs, Noah Sewell, Brayden Hall.