St. Louis had been experiencing mild temperatures for summer but sure enough as Bombers get ready for their first match against Palmer the extreme heat returns.
At the time of the match on August 23th the temperature had reached 99 F and a heat index over 105F. Because of the heat the game was broken up into four quarters with mandatory water breaks every 10-15 minutes.
The Bombers were looking good moving the ball from side to side and keeping it in Palmer’s end but struggled on the outside wings. The Bomber’s had many opportunities to score with three tries called back before Palmer scored the first try of the match. The Bombers would bounce back with a try scored by Ryan McDonald making it 5-5 at half.
The Bombers scored early in the second half to take the lead 10-5 but Palmer would come back with two tries and conversions. With heat exhausting setting in for both teams the Bombers continued to push towards the Palmer try line with many opportunities just coming up short. Palmer would take the first match of the season 19-10.
Despite the heat it was good touch match between both teams. John Pearson received Man of the Match for the forwards and Ryan McDonald for the backs.
The Bombers first league match is September 6th with the DIII side facing the Hornets. The match is set for a 1pm kick off at Forest Park. We look forward to everyone coming out to cheer the Bombers onto victory!