Bulls bounce back to get win

Broome Advertiser - - Sports - Carly Laden

Broome Bulls have man­aged to re­deem them­selves from round 1’s thump­ing by se­cur­ing a 13-point win over Towns Foot­ball Club at Haynes Oval last Satur­day.

The Towns were in­cred­i­bly quick to score the first goal of the match, with Rhys Ha­jinoor scor­ing the ma­jor within 30 sec­onds of the first bounce.

How­ever, the Bulls were quick to re­tal­i­ate with Jor­dan Ba­con scor­ing his first goal in se­nior foot­ball. What fol­lowed was a slew of goals, giv­ing the Bulls the lead at quar­ter-time although the Towns were not too far be­hind.

Through­out the match, the Bulls con­tin­ued to ex­tend their lead with goals from Robert Craw­ford, Sag­gers and Cameron Wors­ley.

But the Towns were deter­mined to not lose their foot­ing and re­main in close con­tention, thanks to ma­jors from Damien Crispin, Liam Bed­ford, Shae But­ler and Jef­frey Fong.

But­ler was a stand­out for the Towns, seem­ingly able to dash across the field and in­volv­ing him­self in many of the con­tests.

Craw­ford was a stand­out for the Bulls with his four ma­jors, while foot­ball new­comer Farand Thom­spon showed plenty of prom­ise in the ruck.

De­spite the match’s highly com­pet­i­tive na­ture, it was the Bulls that pre­vailed, 10.11 (71) over the Towns’ 9.4 (58).

Bulls coach Ben Sars­field said it was great to get the win but the team still had a bit of work to do in terms of team chem­istry.

“We’ve got a lot of new guys, so it is go­ing to take a while for us to gel but it was def­i­nitely a good team ef­fort,” he said. Towns as­sis­tant coach Marty Shep­herd said the team was proud of their per­for­mance de­spite not getting the win.

“Some of our young boys re­ally stepped up and ev­ery­one re­ally con­trib­uted to the con­test,” he said.

Next week, the Bulls will take on the Penin­sula Bombers while Towns will square off against Penin­sula Bombers.

Pic­ture: Carly Laden

Robert Craw­ford looks to get the ball up for­ward.

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