Bombers far from perfect in win

Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Paul LaPolice (left) talks with Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback...

Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Paul LaPolice (left) talks with Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Joey Elliott during CFL football action against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Winnipeg on Thursday. (REUTERS)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:46 PM ET

WINNIPEG - Make no mistake, this was a step in the right direction for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

But after viewing the film from Thursday's 32-25 victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, head coach Paul LaPolice knows his team has a few issues to clean up.

"We fought hard, but certainly there were mistakes made also and we have to learn from those things," said LaPolice. "When you get six turnovers, it should be a bigger margin of victory. But hey, we'll take a win when we can take a win."

The Blue Bombers will take Saturday and Sunday off before returning tot he field on Monday to begin preparations for Friday's game against the B.C. Lions.

SHOUT OUT FOR GOLTZ

As quarterback Joey Elliott was basking in the limelight after his first CFL victory, he made sure to offer up a special thank you to Justin Goltz, who helped him make it through a difficult 2011 season.

"Last year, my parents stayed home and didn't come up to see me throughout my knee injury and Justin Goltz lived with me and had to put up with me moaning and corying about different things," said Elliott, who missed much of last season with a torn ACL. "He actually cooked for me quite a few times and took care of me."

-- Wiebe


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