Ground: Natimuk Showground, Saturday, 2.20pm.
Umpires: G. White and D. Hutchins.
Last time they met: Round six, 2014. Natimuk United 17.14 (116) d Noradjuha-Quantong 14.13 (97).
NORADJUHA-QUANTONG believes it can reverse a 19-point loss to Natimuk United in round six when it faces the Rams at Natimuk Showground on Saturday.
The Bombers showed signs of improvement against Edenhope-Apsley at the weekend, while the Rams have fallen away badly against Laharum and Swifts in their past two matches.
Noradjuha-Quantong coach Jarred Combe said his players still needed to find consistency, and would need a big improvement on their last effort against Natimuk United.
“They showed us up the last time because they wanted the ball and were first in at the footy,” he said.
“The sooner we start playing four quarters, the sooner we’ll start being competitive in games.
“We’ve got to play more consistent footy before we start worrying too much about what the opposition is doing.”
Kelvin Price is unavailable for the Bombers, but Dustin Cross is likely to take a place in the side.
Natimuk United coach Tim Friend said he was looking to bring some height into the Rams’ line-up, but was unsure who would play.
He described hiself as a 50-50 chance to return from a hamstring injury that has sidelined him for the past two games.
Friend said his side also needed more consistency and effort.
“They haven’t won too many games, but they have been competitive against a lot of sides and had a pretty good showing against Edenhope-Apsley at the weekend,” he said.
“We’ve got to regroup and reassess where everyone is at, and try to get 10 to 15 per cent extra out of most people in the side.
“Everyone needs to lift a little so we’re not relient on too few people like we have been for the past two weeks.”