Kyabram Bombers have the chance to beat Rochester under light for the first time this Friday evening.April 16, 2014 3:58am
Kyabram’s footballers get the chance to savour some history against Rochester in the Good Friday night clash at Kyabram.
Bombers coach Dave Williams believes the club has not beaten Rochester in a home night match.
‘‘They have had the wood on us in night games at Ky and it would be nice to reverse that trend,’’ Williams said.
The Bombers and Rochester are coming off first round wins and a bumper crowd is expected to watch the match.
Williams said he expected a tough challenge for his charges with history at stake.
‘‘Hopefully we can build on our first round win (over Tatura), but it is going to be very tough and we will need to be right on our game,’’ Williams said.
The Bombers have suffered two massive early setbacks with key big men and premiership stars Nathan Beck and Luke Morris suffering season-ending injuries.
But Williams is confident the Bombers have the depth of talent at present to make a serious assault on the flag again.
Several forgotten players, including premiership small Ryan Emmett, are expected to make their first appearances for the season over the coming weeks.
Emmett is a 50-50 chance to play on Friday night, while new recruit Tom Jones may miss one more game before debuting.
Talented big man Brett Morgan is also on the comeback trail and is expected to make an appearance in the reserves game on Friday night.
If he can stand up from chronic knee injuries, it will be a huge bonus for the Bombers and help the losses of Beck and Morris.
Locky Dillon is another youthful Kyabram player with senior experience recovering from injury who should be ready to resume soon.
But TAC players Tom Holman (Murray Bushrangers) and Liam Barrett (Bendigo Pioneers) will not play on Friday night.
Matches start at 3
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