Bombers take the points
IT was almost like September was already upon us such was the speed and intensity of Sunday’s match of the round at Ayrshire Park.
Boambee and Urunga moved the ball from end to end in quick, entertaining fashion for the large crowd in attendance and with only minutes remaining it seemed a deserved 2-all draw was the likely result.
Neither team had scored for nearly 50 minutes and the fast pace had taken the run out of a lot of sets of legs.
That was until Boambee were awarded a corner kick after an incisive run by Wade Parker.
The resultant kick was fired in flat and landed at the near post and was not dealt with by the Raiders defence.
As luck would have it, the Bombers Justin McMillan was ‘Johnny on the spot’ and slapped it in to give the Bombers the lead.
For the remainder of the contest they played like the Greek economy – no discipline.
In the dying stages, the Raiders gathered an astonishing four yellow cards, mostly for dissent, and one of these became a red card for Josh McGovern.
The Bombers took full advantage to seal the result moments from full time when Brady Parker was able to score his second goal despite valiant efforts from Urunga keeper Raffe Brennan and fellow defender Bradd Danzey.
It was clearly a disappointing result for the Raiders who were leading 2-1 after half an hour.
McGovern had scored a blinder to equalise after Boambee’s Grant Scully followed through a rebound off Brennan to see the ball into the net taking the Bombers to a very early lead.
The Raiders hit the front when Jai Waddick’s free kick was only parried by Bombers keeper Jake Stitt, and Harry Gale was able to head in from close range.
Boambee now sits in second position and faces Orara Valley this weekend while Urunga will be locked in a battle for third position in its next match when they face the Coffs Coast Tigers.