BUNINYONG has geared up for one of country football’s toughest road trips with a 71-point win over Dunnstown.
The Bombers will head to the spa country this weekend to play Hepburn in one of the most anticipated home and away games of the season.
Buninyong will do so full of confidence after returning from the week off with a strong team performance on home soil against the Towners.
The home side had eight separate goal kickers, with Glen Phelps, Phil Benn and Steve Butler all having their turn to be rewarded from the midfield supply.
Kicking with the wind in the first quarter, the Bombers flew the gates with seven goals to Dunnstown’s one.
Benn imposed himself on the contest with three first-quarter goals, while Jarrod Morgan took control in the midfield.
The second term was a bizarre contest, with a total of ten behinds before a goal was scored. Dunnstown had all of the play early, with five behinds in the first five minutes of the quarter.
It was Sam Turner that stamped his authority on the contest for Buninyong midway through the second quarter, kicking a classy goal before finding Phelps lace-out on the lead, which resulted in a major.
Turner continued to get his hands on the ball after half time, and along with support from Ned Gilbert and the exciting Kurt Bruechert around the ground, the Bombers kicked eight goals to Dunnstown’s three in the second half.
For the Towners, Matt Pitt booted two goals, while youngsters Sam Roache and Matt Turner continue to demonstrate that they will be long-term players.
On a sour note, vice-captain Sean Gleeson limped off with a leg injury in the third term that will leave him in doubt to face Bungaree.
Buninyong 19.9 (123)
Dunnstown 6.16 (52)