Emus surge sinks Towns

Broome Advertiser - - FOOTBALL - Carly Laden

A third-quar­ter goal surge re­sulted in the Bidyadanga Emus notch­ing a 26-point win over Towns.

Af­ter a scrappy start to the match, it looked to be a fairly even con­test when the Emus led by just one point at quar­ter­time.

Both the Emus and Towns be­gan to lift their in­ten­sity in the sec­ond quar­ter as the game con­tin­ued to be evenly con­tested, al­though the Emus main­tained their lead.

How­ever, it seemed the Emus had found a new fire as they be­gan to break away, kick­ing goal af­ter goal, the first only 20 sec­onds into the third quar­ter.

De­spite Towns’ best ef­forts to step upe, the Emus con­tin­ued to ex­tend their lead, set­ting a fi­nal-quar­ter chal­lenge for the Towns.

Ac­cu­racy was soon called into ques­tion in the fi­nal quar­ter as both teams ended their match scor­ing sev­eral be­hinds.

Emus coach Caleb Bloomer said it was a good feel­ing to be back on the win­ners board fol­low­ing two suc­ces­sive losses.

“We had an hon­est talk with each other about how we were play­ing,” he said.

“I think that re­ally fired up the boys.

“Just from that first bounce you could see a new vibe out there.”

Towns as­sis­tant coach Marty Shep­perd said de­spite the loss, there were some en­cour­ag­ing signs for fu­ture matches.

Pic­ture: Carly Laden

De­spite Towns' ef­forts, the Bidyadanga Emus pre­vailed.

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