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Disastrous Start Too Much for Bombers in Atlanta
One June 16, the Bombers headed down south to take on the Atlanta Kookaburras. The weather was what could be expected hot and humid and the field a bit hard. These factors however, did not take a toll on the bombers’ performance so much as did our boys themselves.  

The opening minutes looked like an even affair with both side trading goals. But soon after, the Kookas embarked on what could best be described as goal kicking practice courtesy of a few gun Aussies, and finished out the term up 5 goals, 3 behinds. 

The second and third quarters saw Milwaukee battle back to within 2 goals. Most notable was Brad Ruhge’s stellar tagging effort on Atlanta’s Ross LaRosa. LaRosa, who had been chewing up the midfield all day, was completely silenced. Still, the day’s heat and limited interchange bench put the brakes on any comeback.  This was apparent in the fourth term with the Bombers running out of steam to give up six more goals and some change.  

Post mortem pundits at the bar that evening reckoned that although Milwaukee showed improved form across the board, the key elements of running football and disposal, especially in kicking, have yet thaw from the winter freeze. Milwaukee also failed to cash in on hard work done in the backline and broke down time and again at half-forward. Also, the lack of star Australian players (Atlanta had more than their fair share) and a rumor circulating of extra Kookas on the field contributed but could not explain away the Bombers lack-luster performance.  

Milwaukee Bombers     1.1  3.4     6.7    6.9 (45)

Atlanta Kookaburras     6.4  8.7  10.8  16.10 (106) 

BEST:  R.Siegel, A.Siegel, DeFors


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