Noradjuha-Quantong scores first win

NORADJUHA-QUANTONG is on the winners list for 2014 after defeating Pimpinio at the Quantong Recreation Reserve on Saturday.

Two big losses to open the Bombers season were in stark contrast with the club's pre-season finals ambitions, but the team righted the ship at the weekend with a big win over the Tigers.

From the opening quarter, Noradjuha-Quantong was ready to play.

The Bombers piled on nine goals to one in the first term, recording more than three times as many scoring shots as the Tigers.

Brian Harrison finished the day with nine goals, but there was a host of other outstanding performers on his team.

Heath Watson played his best game for the club so far and Nathan Byrne was influential.

The team also emerged unscathed from the match - a relief to coach Jarred Combe after losing players in each of the first two rounds.

"We're relieved to get a win on the board we're still a little bit away from where we want to be, but if we can build from here we should be all right," he said.

"We knew the first two weeks were going to be tough against some really good opposition, but there were a lot of positive signs from this weekend."

Those positive signs included the midfield dominance of the Bombers.

Pimpinio coach Mal Coutts said his badly-undermanned side simply did not have the personnel to match it with Noradjuha-Quantong on the day.

Already missing the likes of Alex Hill and Todd O'Connor before the game, Pimpinio was further waylaid by the injuries of Matt Wilcox, leg, Dylan Baker, chest, and Aiden Lawson, hamstring.

"At the moment we haven't got the cattle to step up and be competitive in games like those," Coutts said.

"The majority of our blokes in the midfield did find a man and try to run with them, it was just their ability that beat us."

Coutts said the second quarter - which the Tigers won - was the best period of play for his team all match

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