Towns made to work in win over Penin­sula Bombers

Broome Advertiser - - SPORT - Carly Laden

De­spite some skill er­rors, Towns have bounced back from their round 3 loss, pick­ing up a win over the Penin­sula Bombers. In a scrappy start Towns were quick to get them­selves on the score­board and build an early lead.

It seemed the Bombers were strug­gling to keep up, but they even­tu­ally picked up the pace and put the pres­sure on Towns.

Ac­cu­racy soon be­came a con­cern for Towns as they headed into half-time with eight be­hinds along­side their five goals.

How­ever, it seemed the Towns re­cov­ered from the sec­ond quar­ter by quickly gain­ing ground and con­tin­u­ing to build their lead. Al­though the Bombers were step­ping up in de­fence, it was not trans­lat­ing into points on the board.

There was a glim­mer of hope for the Bombers in the fi­nal quar­ter af­ter Towns be­gan to strug­gle to kick goals, but the be­hinds ended up work­ing in Towns’ favour, win­ning by 12 points. Towns as­sis­tant coach Marty Shep­perd said the team were happy to get another win, al­though there was a sense of frus­tra­tion with skill er­rors.

“A win is a win and the Bombers also did a good job to­day,” he said.

“But we will need to work on our skills be­fore our next match. We’ve got a few guys re­cov­er­ing from in­juries so it would be good to have them come back.” Penin­sula Bombers coach Graeme Hastie said de­spite the loss, a lot of growth was shown by the team.

“A lot of our young kids stood up to­day and they went in hard for the footy, so I was pretty proud with their ef­forts,” he said.

“It’s good to have a break with the long week­end com­ing up. It will give the boys some time to spend time with their fam­i­lies and re­cover for the next match.” Fol­low­ing the league bye over the WA Day long week­end, Towns will take on the Bidyadanga Emus, while the Bombers will square off against the Saints.

Pic­ture: Carly Laden

Towns' Pa­trick Gra­ham goes for a mark.

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