Fourth-placed Old Collegians will need to be at its best on Saturday when it faces a much-improved East Warrnambool.
The Bombers clinched their third victory of the season with a 13.15 (93) to 10.13 (73) win over Russells Creek at the weekend.
Coach Danny Chatfield was thrilled with the four-quarter effort.
"We had a good win," he said.
The Bombers mentor said Phillip Chatfield was the stand out in what was a great team performance.
Barring a big loss to Panmure last week, the Bombers have had three tight tussles of late.
They beat Timboon Demons by a point before losing to Allansford the next week by two points in round 12.
Chatfield said the Creek win was a great reward for his players who continued to come to training despite cold weather.
The win was made sweeter by the fact that East Warrnambool's netball team won their second game of the season on the day.
The Bombers' focus is to bring first-option footy and a team effort against the Warriors on Saturday.
The match, which Chatfield said was played in great spirit, saw a high-scoring first quarter.
Both teams banged on five goals each.
The match was taken in the third quarter when the Bombers, who were kicking into the breeze, booted five goals to one.
Corey Brown kicked three majors for the day and was among eight individual goal-scorers for the Bombers.
Creek's Matthew Petherick, Caleb Templeton and Sebastian Clark each kicked two goals while young Ryan Keogh was named their best player.
The win meant East Warrnambool pushed itself eight points clear of Creek on the ladder.
The Bombers, in ninth spot, are one win behind Timboon Demons in eighth-position.
On Thursday, Creek coach Peter Timms said he was pleased with how his side was tracking this season despite player injuries and unavailability.
He said he was pleased with his club's depth.
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