Sawtell’s Jake Glover is surrounded by the Boambee defence.
Sawtell’s Jake Glover is surrounded by the Boambee defence. Bruce Thomas

Bombers blitz Sawtell 5-0

NOT even Boambee expected such an emphatic opening to their 2010 campaign.

Concerns about being underdone were wiped away on Sunday at Ayrshire Park when the Bombers completely blitzed a disappointing Sawtell with a 5-0 thumping.

More often than not local derbies between these two are dour, physical affairs but Boambee had the upper hand throughout most of this contest.

“I’m happy with the first-up performance but we still have a lot of room to improve,” new Boambee coach Paul Walsh said.

James Heath and Grant Scully were firing in the midfield for Boambee and after a fast-paced start it was club stalwart Wade Parker who scored the opening goal.

A second goal before the break was a fairer indication of the gulf in performance levels between the two sides.

Try as they might, the Scorpions failed to find any rhythm in their play at all and when they did venture forward they often found a stumbling block in Boambee’s central defender Trent Backhouse, as well as Jake Stitt who has returned to goal.

The Bombers were able to take full advantage of their opportunities and slammed in another three goals with Brady Parker, Grant Scully and a double from Heath rounding out the scoring after Wade Parker’s opener.



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