Bold Bulls belt Tigers

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A resurgent Broome Bulls have notched a second consecutive win at the weekend and upset the Derby Tigers in the process.

Both teams were coming into the match on the back of wins, ensuring spectators would see a tough contest.

The Bulls and the Tigers certainly delivered a tough contest during the opening term, although the Tigers built an early lead with goals from Kaylumb Kitching, Ryan Prendergast and Deon Alec.

However, the Bulls caught up late in the quarter with goals from Shamis Bin Sali, Aidan Fraser and Hayden McLeod.

Behinds seemed to work in favour of the Bulls, who went on to lead by just two points at quarter-time.

In the second term the Tigers quickly took the lead with a goal from Marcus Numendumah, which triggered some back-and-forth for the lead.

Bulls’ Aaron Hitchcock swung the momentum back to his team, only to have a quick retaliation from Numendumah.

However, Derby’s lead was short-lived when Christopher Migliore, James Ditchburn, McLeod. Tom Money and Hitchcock produced a five-goal haul to bring the match back in the Bulls’ favour.

A late goal from Derby’s Rhonen Maher put the half-time score at 9.3 (57) to 6.1 (37) in favour of the Bulls.

After the main break, the Bulls continued to dominate on the scoreboard, with the likes of Fraser and Migliore adding to the goal tally.

It seemed the Tigers struggled to get out of the blocks to match the Bulls, with confidence shaken after Reece Coppin suffered a knee injury.

The Bulls held on to lead by 42 points at the final change.

Tensions ran high during the final quarter as the fierce rivalry between the Bulls and the Tigers came to a head.

However, the Bulls continued to extend their lead with goals from Fraser, Money and McLeod.

Although Solomon Peumorra and Samuel Jumburra attempted to lift the Tigers, it was not enough to take down the Bulls, who went on to claim the 16.8 (104) to 8.6 (54) victory.

The Bulls will look to make it three wins in a row when they go up against Saints on Friday,while the Tigers will take on Towns on Saturday.

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