Ground: Cameron Oval, Laharum, Saturday, 2.20pm.
Umpires: D. Gloury and A. Hallam.
Last time they met: Round 14, 2013. Laharum 10.13 (73) d Noradjuha-Quantong 4.1 (25).
NORADJUHA-QUANTONG has been unable to escape the injury curse, even during the interleague break.
Midfielder Jason Kerr has been in red-hot form for the Bombers this year and was one of the best on ground for the Horsham District league before injuring his hamstring on Saturday.
The injury has ruled Kerr out of Saturday's game against ladder leader Laharum.
He will join other Bombers such as coach Jarred Combe and defender Brad Couch – who are done for the season – on the sidelines.
Combe said Kerr was a big loss for the side, but his absence would be partially offset by the possible return of players to the senior side.
Also encouraging was the form of Sam Weddell, who kicked four goals in the interleague match.
Combe said it was difficult to pinpoint why the Bombers had struggled this season, after notching up two wins from seven games.
“We’ve definitely been getting enough of the ball – we just need to be more efficient by hand and foot,” he said.
“We need to avoid some of the turn-overs we’ve been making and we need to be more efficient with our ball-use to avoid those turnovers.”
Laharum coach Shannon Argall said he felt fine after pulling up from the interleague clash with a sore knee.
Oliver Braithwaite was also sore after the game.
Argall said he was questionable but would be given an opportunity to prove his fitness.
He said the Mountain Men were wary of the wounded Bombers.
“They’re a bit of an unknown really,” he said.
“They don’t seem to have been in the best form this year, but they can turn it on and play competitive football, and they have in the past couple of years against us.”