Bidyadanga Emus topple Broome Saints for first win of season

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Lyall Pedro taking a mark.
Camera IconLyall Pedro taking a mark. Credit: Cain Andrews/Broome Advertiser/Broome Advertiser

The Bidyadanga Emus have come away with their first win of the 2023 after taking down the Broome Saints in a spectacular showing down at Haynes Oval at the weekend.

The out-of-town team has so far suffered eight losses this season with their point percentage the only measure keeping them from dropping to the bottom of the ladder, where the Peninsula Bombers currently sit.

But in a turn of fate the Emus managed to claim their first win of the season with a solid margin and an impressive goal count in an upset against the Broome Saints, who sit fifth on the ladder.

It was a fierce match with both teams’ prowess on display, but the Emus failed to gain any traction during the first term, scoring just three behinds while the Saints gained a commanding lead, 3.4 (22) to 0.3 (3).

But thanks to efforts from Kamahl Bangu and Selwyn Hunter in the forward line, the Emus snatched back the lost ground in the second quarter coming within four points of the Saints while the Bidyadanga defence kept the Broome attackers at bay, 6.4 (40) to 5.6 (36).

The meteoric rise on the scoreboard continued for the Emus into the second half with the team scoring another five goals in the third term while the Saints’ goal count continued to tapper back, 10.9 (69) to 7.7 (49).

Joharn Oscar was instrumental, scoring himself a goal for the Emus. Jayden Thomas, Kai Shadforth, Jevahnis Badal’s efforts helped the Bidyadanga side secure the impressive win against the previously superior Broome Saints, 12.13 (85) to 9.8 (62).

Next round the Emus will take on last year’s runner-ups the Derby Tigers down at Nipper Roe Oval in Broome on July 15.

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