A FOURTH consecutive victory will be the aim of the Bendigo Fighting Miners when they travel to face Melbourne Chargers on Saturday.
The Miners recorded a solid win over Monash Uni last Saturday at home, using a dominant first half as the springboard to a 33-21 triumph.
Bendigo led 26-6 at half time of the clash at Epsom Huntly Reserve and withstood a second-half comeback to notch a fifth victory of the season.
Monash opened up an early 6-0 lead with two penalty goals before the Miners stormed back with four tries in the space of 20 minutes.
Despite dominating field position in the second half, the Miners were limited to a converted try by a determined Monash defence after the half time break.
Ryan Spedding was the lone Miner to cross for a try in the second half, following tries to Matt Boyle, Blake Theunissen, Johaneen Fagavao and Molumuaina Petelo in the opening half.
Theunissen was named player of the match for the Miners, while flanker Chris Allison showed his class on his return to the Miners off the bench.
Bendigo plays the last-placed Melbourne Chargers at 3pm on Saturday.