Ground: Quantong Recreation Reserve, Saturday, 2.20pm.
Last time they met: Round eight, 2014. Laharum 18.18 (126) d Noradjuha-Quantong 8.6 (54).
NORADJUHA-QUANTONG is keeping positive as it prepares to host Laharum at Quantong Recreation Reserve on Saturday.
The Bombers are starting to find their feet again after a rocky start to the season.
They won their first game since early May with a come from behind performance against Natimuk United at the weekend.
Coach Jarred Combe said his team was under no illusion about the daunting task ahead – a match against undefeated reigning premier Laharum.
He said his players were embracing the challenge.
“We’re looking at it with a positive frame of mind,” he said.
“We definitely held our own against them for two-and-a-half quarters last time.
“If we can be competitive over the full four quarters on Saturday, we can definitely improve on that result.”
Combe said a lack of composure and turnovers were what had hurt his team the most.
He said it had worked hard to make sure it was prepared for Laharum.
Mountain Men coach Shannon Argall said the Bombers were on the rise and would be dangerous, especially with Combe’s ahead of schedule return from a broken arm.
“We can’t take them lightly, because when you look at their top six or so players, they’re as good as anyone in the competition,” he said.
“They really brought it up to us in the second and third quarters, and Combey is a great player and leader, so they’ll be dangerous.”
Kelvin Price should return for the Bombers, but Laharum half-forward Rhys Bennett will miss with work commitments.
Jack Shields, hamstring, is also out, opening the door for brothers Ollie and Joe Harrison to return to the senior line-up.