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Coach Phil Carse instructs his players. Photo: TJ Yelds/NEAFL

Hard work will bring reward: Carse confident of turnaround

Redland coach Phil Carse is confident they can turn around recent misfortunes after a string of close losses in 2019.

For the Bombers, the rebound from a 2018 season that yielded just one win has been slow, with the wins tally this year sitting at just two as we enter the final month of the season.

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However, to those who read further into more than just the win column will see Redland’s percentage sits at 78%, equal with the Gold Coast SUNS who currently have five wins on the season to date.

The irregularity between the Bombers percentage and win tally is due to the fine margin of their losses in 2019.

This stat was compounded by a heartbreaking three-point loss to Southport last weekend, which was the Bombers’ fourth loss by 10 points or less in the season to date.

It’s as statistic Carse was confident would overturn given time.

“We’re really confident that we’re going to get the rewards into the future if we keep playing the way we play.” Carse told neafl.com.au.

“We’re confident the processes will take us in the right direction.”

And it’s the processes that Redland Hall of Famer Carse hopes will allow the Bombers to reverse its fortunes and taste finals football again.

It’ a feat the club has not reached since 2014, which was Carse’s last year with the club before moving to Victoria. 

“We really want to be the team that turns the tide, there’s obviously been some tough years at Redland, but we want to be the seen as the team that set the platform for the future,” Carse said.

The Bombers will enter this weekend’s match with the NT Thunder at TIO Traeger Park in Alice Springs as favourites after their near upset of Southport last weekend.

However, Carse was quick to play off the favourite tag, mentioning just how dangerous of a side the Thunder are at home.

“It’s going to be a great contest, they’re a really good team up there like they’ve always shown… we certainly don’t take them lightly,” he said.

Redland will be looking to end its season on a high as they take on the Thunder this weekend away from home before three straight home games to end the season against Aspley, Sydney University and Canberra.

“We’ve had a tough season where we haven’t had the rewards go our way, so it would be great to get some rewards in these last few games,” Carse said.

While the results may not have gone Redland’s way in the 2019 season, in the rebuilding stage that the club is currently in, it is all about the processes that Carse and his players are looking to achieve to see the Bombers fly up in the not to distant future.  

  

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