The Bombers put themselves firmly in the play-off race on Sunday with a 41-0 win over the visiting Humber Warhawks.
Lincolnshire are now 5-3 for the season, and will hope this momentum can carry them into the post season.
The home side were on top right from the off, as Ben Harris brought down the Warhawks quarterback on the very first play.
A good punt return from Callum Huckle set things up nicely for the Bombers’ offence, and they obliged with a touchdown. Morgan Page reeling in a pass from quarterback Andy Bagnall to get the opening score.
Bagnall doubled his tally on the next possession, escaping pressure and finding Jack Paddison in the end zone, putting the Bombers up 14-0.
Once again the visitors struggled to move the ball. A good pass breakup from Adam Simeoni followed by another Harris sack forced another punt.
Running backs Paddison and Ross Wheatley had a field day on the next drive, breaking free multiple times behind some great blocks from the offensive line. Bagnall once again converted it into points, finding receiver Russell Moore for the touchdown.
The Bombers’ defence continued to make plays, Ben Pardey with a huge sack that forced the visitors to punt on another occasion.
The Bombers tacked on another score before the half - Lewis Colver’s excellently weighted pass taken into the end zone by Paddison, putting the hosts up 27-0 at half-time.
The one bright spot for the visitors came just after the break, as a Bombers’ pass was deflected into the hands of a grateful Warhawks defender. Any hope of a comeback quickly dissipated though, the visitors calamitously giving the ball right back. Kris Ashton securing the turnover for the Bombers.
Picking up from where the first half left off, the Bombers offence regained the momentum.
Although Callum Huckle was denied a long touchdown run by a referee’s flag, the offence punched it in for another score anyway, Paddison finding Page for his second touchdown grab of the day.
Once again the visitors offence struggled, Ben Beales recovering a Warhawks fumble for the Bombers. The hosts quickly grabbed another touchdown, Moore getting his second of the day off a pass from Bagnall. Martin Brearley ran in the two-point conversion to make the score 41-0.
The undermanned Warhawks were never really a match for the Bombers, and smart play from Bagnall kept the offence ticking over behind another big day from the offensive line.
Lincolnshire will hope to continue their good form in two weeks time when they face the Staffordshire Surge, a match that could determine the play-off fates of both sides.
The Bombers currently up to third in the NFC Division 2 South table – a position that has earned them the seventh seed position in the play-off race.