Ground: North Park, Stawell, Saturday, 2.20pm.
Umpires: G. White and L. Campbell.
Last time they met: Round four, 2013. Swifts 18.16 (124) d Noradjuha-Quantong 11.13 (79).
NORADJUHA-QUANTONG hopes its good record at North Park holds up on Saturday when it takes on Swifts on their home ground.
Despite the Baggies historically playing better at home than on the road, the Bombers have not lost a game at North Park since 2007.
Bombers coach Jarred Combe conceded his team would be the underdog, despite its good record in Stawell.
“We have got a decent record at North Park, but it’s probably a little bit different this time to what it has been the last few times,” he said.
“They’re in a different position to where they have been on the ladder and so are we.”
In their last meeting at Quantong the Bombers went down by 45 points.
Combe said turnovers had cost his team dearly and the players would have to limit them to give themselves a chance on Saturday.
Swifts coach Ben Martin said Noradjuha-Quantong’s history of success at the Baggies’ home ground would count for little.
“We will just take each game from here on its merits and not worry too much about anything like that,” he said.
“With that said, we’ve still got to pay them respect, because they’ve probably performed below what they would have expected this year.”
Owen Phillips will return from a concussion, which kept him out at the weekend, with Josh Molan, Luke Mitchell and Julian Carr also set to return.
Martin said vice-captain Jake Goodes was still a week away after being injured in round 13.
Combe said he was not sure if he would be able to make changes to his side.
“We’re hoping Brian Harrison will be right this week, but we’ve been hoping that for three or four weeks now,” he said.
“Brady King is still indefinite as well.”