Bay power past Nambour to bounce back to form
THE Bruce Highway's closure proved more of a challenge for Bay Power than anything they faced against Nambour.
A multi-vehicle crash at Chatsworth, north of Gympie, forced the closure while several Power players were en route to the eighth- round clash.
Thankfully for coach Michael Gay they all made it on time. The bonus was they were ready to snap their three-game losing streak.
The Power thumped Nambour by more than 12 goals despite missing some of their best players.
Dale Burt was a one of Power's prime performers as he kicked five goals (and "missed about four more"), while the likes of Ben Ottery and Steven Eekelschot provided a stable platform.
"We're starting to gel and had nearly a full team at our disposal," Gay said.
"We probably had three or four guys out. Having Ottery and Steven back was good for us."
Power will host Hervey Bay Bombers in the second Fraser Coast derby of the season on Saturday.
The Bombers won their fourth-round encounter by just two points, but the Bay wants to make a statement against their rivals.
The Bombers lost to Brothers Bulldogs by 43 points.