REDLAND Bombers did what was needed at Esplen Oval on Sunday in a scrappy performance to win their NEAFL Northern Conference clash against Morningside by 27 points.
In doing so, the Bombers won their seventh consecutive game and took the points at the home of the Panthers for the first time since joining the State League in 2000
The win consolidated fourth place on the table and with results going the Bombers way on Saturday the chances of playing finals this season are more of a probability.
The Bombers led the Panthers by 16 points at quarter time, and took a 23 point lead into the main break.
The lead blew out to 48 points before they took the foot off the pedal and Morningside fought back, Bombers winning out 15.16.106 to 12.7.79.
A real positive for the club was the performance of young Tyler Jones.
The Bombers face a big test when they take on ladder leaders the Brisbane Lions Reserves at Coorparoo on Sunday at 1.30pm. The Reserves play their final home game for the season on Saturday against Mt Gravatt at noon.