Will Kyabram be stopped?
After winning 28 straight games, Bombers coach Paul Newman believes his side still has plenty of room for improvement, a scary thought for Mooroopna tomorrow.
The Bombers are fresh off a 154-point demolition of Shepparton United last week and Newman wanted his side to maintain its ruthlessness against the Cats.
‘‘There is no complacency about us, we just want to win and to continue to beat teams,’’ Newman said.
‘‘This week will be another challenge for us, we have Mooroopna in our sights and we will continue to play the way we know how to.’’
The Bombers are set to rest ruckman Jake Reeves, while Newman was expecting another decent performance from his side.
‘‘We always want to play somewhat near our best, we had no passengers last week,’’ Newman said.
‘‘In saying that, I still think there is a bit of improvement left in us, we have a pretty self-motivated group of guys out there who continue to work.’’
Meanwhile, Cats coach Dale Osborne was excited at the proposition of facing the competition kings.
‘‘We are looking forward to the challenge, they are the yard stick of the competition and they are playing good football at the moment,’’ Osborne said.
‘‘We can’t go in scared, the boys have confidence, we will be going to fight hard for the ball, win the contest and try to control the game.’’
The Bombers are easily the competition’s superior side and this season have scored 100 points more than their closest rivals, while conceding 169 points fewer than second best Shepparton.
‘‘They are almost a complete side, they know how to defend, they can kick goals,’’ Osborne said.
‘‘It is going to be hard to stop them, but we are going in confident, we will try and control the game and see what happens.’’
James Marks, who has played more than 100 games for the Cats, returned to the senior side last week, but the midfielder tore his hamstring and will miss the next month of football.
‘‘It was disappointing to see,’’ Osborne said. ‘‘We just got him back and now he has to sit out again, but it opens up an opportunity for a few others to step up.’’