THE under 16s Bay and Basin Bombers produced a courageous effort to beat Bomaderry on Friday night in their junior Australian Football match.
The Bombers went into the match without two key players, Nathan Ford and Kyle Phillips, and then midway through the match, at Artie Smith, they lost lynchpin Blake Hauser, who suffered a finger injury.
Blake broke a knuckle in two places, suffered cartilage damage and had surgery this week.
The club wishes him all the best.
Blake would have been happy to learn his team hung onto win 6.11.47 to 3.7.25.
The Tigers’ players threw everything they had at the Bombers and the home side looked like it had the upper hand by the end of the third quarter.
The Bombers held the lead in the first two quarters but by the end of the third term Bomaderry had a small three point lead.
The Bombers just would not go away and dominated Bomaderry in the final quarter to notch up a win.
The effort produced by the Bombers was summed up by Nick Eastment’s efforts.
Nick found himself in a battle against three Bomaderry players but still came up with the football.
With Liam Dooley barging his way all over the field, Bomaderry found it hard to take control of the ball.
Louis Cameron and Jacob Harvey were calm under pressure they repelled many attacking raids.
Pat Butler and Will McKenzie were also busy all game.