Bombers set sights on Ballina after bringing down Giants
BALLINA and Evans Head are on a collision course after both recorded impressive wins in Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League at the weekend.
Evans Head demolished Mullumbimby 52-6 on Saturday, while Ballina retained the Denis Meaney Shield with a hard-fought 18-10 win over Marist Brothers on Saturday night.
Both teams are firmly entrenched in the top five with the Bombers sitting comfortably in second place.
The Bombers however have a tough fortnight ahead. They play Ballina next weekend before taking on competition leaders Murwillumbah.
"We're not getting too carried away at the moment," Evans Head coach Luke Turner said.
"The boys were pretty clinical on Saturday but Mullumbimby are doing it a bit tough as well."
Evans Head halfback Trevor Bolt was again the architect while centre Liam Anderson led the way on the scoreboard.
Five-eighth Nathan Walmsley was also solid as was Anderson's centre partner Fred Pitt.
"We played them out wide and that's where we won it," Turner said.
"The boys love playing at home and we were happy to get through it without any injuries."
The Bombers also raised more than $3000 when they auctioned special one-off jerseys that they wore in the game in support of the Autism Awareness group.
Other scores were not available at deadline.
See The Northern Star tomorrow for pictures and other results.