Laud­erdale too hot for Burnie

Sunday Tasmanian - - Sport - ALEX LUT­TRELL

LAUD­ERDALE’S sea­son resur­gence has reached such a level that the Bombers now firmly be­lieve they can match it with the TSL’s best, coach Dar­ren Win­ter says.

The Bombers moved into third spot af­ter em­bar­rass­ing a non-ex­is­tent Burnie 25.18 (168) 9.2 (56) yes­ter­day for their fifth straight win.

It was yet an­other sign of Laud­erdale’s re­vival af­ter the club lost its open­ing three games.

Win­ter said his side was grow­ing in con­fi­dence.

“There’s a dif­fer­ent feel about the group at the mo­ment, they are young and en­thu­si­as­tic,” he said. “Our at­tack on the footy is fierce. The ag­gres­sion we’re show­ing on the ball is out­stand­ing.”

The Bombers shot out of the blocks so fast yes­ter­day it made the Dock­ers look like they were still on the Mid­land High­way. The well-drilled Laud­erdale booted 11 goals to three for a 57-point half time lead.

And the blood­bath con­tin­ued in the third stanza, with Laud­erdale danc­ing out to a 95-point lead by the fi­nal change. The hosts rounded out their em­phatic win with an- other six goals in the stanza.

Ray Hill (four goals) Ryan Wig­gins (three) cut im­pos­ing fig­ures up for­ward for the Bombers with cap­tain Bryce Walsh and Rob­bie McManus also im­pres­sive.

Win­ter said the group was now ready for this week­end’s road trip to face North Launce­s­ton, which lost its first game of the sea­son to Clarence yes­ter­day.

“They [North] will be on the re­bound so that al­ways makes it a lit­tle more dif­fi­cult to go up there and win be­cause they will re­set and ad­dress a lot of things,” he said. last

Win­ter added his play­ers were still an­noyed about the 10-goal loss they were handed by the North­ern Bombers in Round 1.

“We’re a lot more hard­ened at the mo­ment and we’ll go up there and be very ag­gres­sive at the ball. I don’t think they will catch us on the hop this time.”

Yes­ter­day’s re­sult may have been a sign of bet­ter things to come for Laud­erdale, but it was con­versely Burnie’s fifth straight loss.

How­ever, play­ing coach Clint Proc­tor said his young side would stick to their guns af­ter a high turnover of play­ers in the off sea­son

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.