Big ask for improving Bombers
BALLINA faces a Mission: Impossible in Summerland AFL action today, travelling north to take on Tweed Coast at Pottsville.
An improved run – in which the Bombers beat Lismore in Lismore then fell only at the death to Coolan-gatta – in recent weeks augurs well for the boys in red and black, but if they’re to be any chance today, using the confines of the Tigers’ under-sized ground is key.
The oval, essentially a junior AFL footy field, requires teams to use 16 players, with four on the bench, two fewer than standard practice.
The Tigers, unbeaten there, use it well, it also being their training venue.
Another team to face a challenge today is Lismore, which will host Coolangatta at Mortimer Oval.
They’re something of an unknown entity, the Blues. The Gold Coast club dominated early, only to be on the receiving end of big losses from the local sides more recently.
Lismore, crucified by a spate of season-ending injuries to key personnel, are holding on to second spot on the league ladder.
Byron Magpies have the chance to load up on percentage when they host Nimbin, also today, at Shultz Oval, Bangalow.
A big win and second spot on the league ladder is their’s for the taking.
Games start at 2pm.