Bulls dig deep in a thriller

Broome Advertiser - - SPORT - Jakeb Wad­dell

The Broome Bulls had a huge come-from-be­hind win last week­end to edge the Bidyadanga Emus by a sin­gle point, in what could be a con­tender for match of the sea­son.

Sup­port­ers at Father McMa­hon Oval knew they would be in for a thriller, with last year’s pre­miers tak­ing on the un­de­feated Emus in round 4 of the WKFL, and they cer­tainly were not dis­ap­pointed.

The Emus came out strong in the first quar­ter for a 15-point lead head­ing into the first break.

The two sides went goal-for-goal in the sec­ond quar­ter, de­spite no­body get­ting on the board un­til 13 min­utes in.

But it was the third term when the mo­men­tum be­gan to swing.

The Bulls kicked two goals and missed a few chances in front of goal, but did enough to re­duce the lead to just five points go­ing into three-quar­ter-time.

In the ex­plo­sive fi­nal term, Cameron Wors­ley put the Bulls in front for the first time all game af­ter a 50m penalty.

The Emus re­sponded with a goal im­me­di­ately, but the Bulls nailed another one just min­utes later and hung on for the one-point vic­tory to hand the Bidyadanga side their first loss of the sea­son.

Bulls coach Ben Sars­field said the team showed great signs and were start­ing to play like last year.

“We played our style of footy in the sec­ond half and I’m proud of the boys that they dug deep for the win,” he said.

The Emus will take on Towns af­ter next week’s break, while the Bulls face the Looma Ea­gles.

Pic­ture: Jakeb Wad­dell

Leigh His­lop com­petes for the ball in the Broome Bulls' en­counter with the Bidyadanga Emus.

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