Ground: Quantong Recreation Reserve, Saturday, 2.20pm.
Umpires: M. Knight and Bra. Campbell.
Last time they met: Round five, 2014. Noradjuha-Quantong 15.18 (108) d Rupanyup 3.9 (27).
NORADJUHA-QUANTONG wants to give its home crowd something to cheer about in its final game at Quantong Recreation Reserve this year.
The Bombers will host Rupanyup and will look for what could be just their second home win of the season.
Their previous win at Quantong was in round three, when they beat Pimpinio by 124 points.
With finals out of the question, Noradjuha-Quantong coach Jarred Combe said the team’s main concern was putting on a good display in its final home game.
“Wins at home have been few and far between this year, so we want to finish with a win in our last home game,” he said.
“We’re not too concerned with ladder position – trying to post another win on the board is what we’re worrying about.”
Tory Chapple is a definite inclusion for the Bombers, but they are still sweating on the fitness of key forward Brian Harrison, whose battle with a calf injury has kept him out for a month.
Combe said the Bombers would rely on star Jason Kerr.
The midfielder has played two matches since overcoming a soft tissue injury of his own and is back to playing his best football.
The Panthers will have their own injury worries to contend with.
Neville Routley is out with a broken arm, while a broken hand will rule out Ash Teasdale.
Coach Mick Finnigan said a few of the team’s younger players might also be unavailable, although he was waiting to finalise the team.
“We’d like to have lined up with the same outfit as Saturday, but we can’t do much about it unfortunately,” he said.
“We’re still quietly confident we can come home with the points if everyone on the team plays to their absolute best.”