A COMPREHENSIVE smacking at the hands of Buninyong just a few weeks ago looks like an insurmountable task for Hepburn to overcome and win tomorrow’s qualifying final.
But reversing the 72-point drubbing, in shocking conditions in round 15, is important, according to Burras’ coach Clive Raak.
“We have to. Simple as that. We just have to,” Raak said.
“We’ve just got to get it right, and if we get it right we are a chance. We stick to the plan and hopefully we can do it.”
Raak says the pressure is right on the Bombers, which greet the finals after an unbeaten home-and-away campaign.
“They’ll feel the heat more than us ... really, the pressure is on them,” he said.
Hepburn ruckman Salesi Uhi has not played since that loss to Buninyong due to injury, and has not been named this weekend, but utility Alan Ware has been included among two changes from the team that thumped Dunnstown at the weekend.
Buninyong, meanwhile, has named key onballer Jarrod Morgan to make his way back from a serious knee injury, but his place in the starting 22 is far from assured.
Morgan has missed the last three weeks with a grade-two tear of his medial ligament.
PREDICTION: Buninyong by 23 points.