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THE Boambee Bombers have found themselves in unfamiliar territory this season

After top-3 finishes in the first two Coastal Premier League seasons, the Bombers are now in the bottom half of the ladder this season.

The Bombers started the season in the top 6 but have found the going tough in recent weeks.

Bombers coach Robert Fitzgerald explained that injuries had plagued the club this season.

“We haven’t had our strongest team playing the whole year, and injuries has been the plague,” he said.

“We’ve had two season ending injuries, and we’ve had at least six guys out each week.

“On top of that we’ve had players with COVID, so it’s been nigh on impossible to field our best team.”

Despite being near the bottom of the table, the Bombers coach said his side had still shown promising signs this season.

“If you look at some of the results we’ve been in it,” he said.

“We’ve been competitive against the top sides, as we were 3-3 against the Lions before they scored in injury time, and they’ve been the best team over the last year.

“We had a 1-1 draw with Bellingen and lost 2-1 to the top South team Port United, and that’s three of the top four teams right there.”

The Bombers coach said the rest of the season was about building for next year and beyond.

“This whole year was not about winning titles, but building for 2023,” he said.

“The goal is to take a few scalps the rest of the season and build for the future.

“It’s about Boambee moving forward with the next generation coming through, and club legends and stalwarts passing the torch to them.”

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