BUNINYONGstamped itself as a genuinepremiership contender with a sensational 25-point victory over Hepburn on Saturday.
A fluctuating contest emerged as an array of goals werescored between the twoteams.
During the opening quarter, Buninyong looked impressive as itkicked six consecutive majors, only to see a more determined Hepburn utilise a home ground advantage to score sevenunanswered goalsduring the second term and lead by seven points at half time.
The Bombers launched into action from the opening ball-upof the second half, kicking allfive goals of the third quarter to regain the lead, before an all-out defensive blitzresulted in a goalless last term.
Sam Turner was a key forward target for the Bombers, bootingthree goals, while the defensivecombination of Adam Scott and Justin Orwin held off any incoming pressure.
Buninyong joint-coach Jarrod Morgan said he was pleased with the performance and will nowfocus on the remaining four rounds of the home and away season.
“Definitely for three quarters we played the style of footy we need to play to keep onchallenging the best sides,” Morgan said.
“We had one average quarter, but apart from that itwas pretty good.
“We had a good chat at half time and told a few guys the way it had to be, because we werereally poor in that second quarter and probably got a bit ahead of ourselves.”
The victory has helpedthe Bombers climb into thetop four, while the Burras have fallen to fifthplace on the ladder with afinals series approaching.
Hepburn coach Clive Raak said there was a feeling of disappointment among the playinggroup, which was led by captain Alan Ware.
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