Broome Saints lift Kullari trophy after downing Peninsula Bombers in NAIDOC Week round

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Cedric Cox takes a mark.
Camera IconCedric Cox takes a mark. Credit: Jane Murphy

The Broome Saints and Peninsula Bombers were one apiece in the NAIDOC round, with the Saints lifting the men’s Kullarri NAIDOC trophy, and the Bombers lifting the women’s.

Peninsula Bomber Tasha McAlpine was awarded best-on-ground for the women’s NAIDOC round game, alongside fellow Bomber Teromah Awynne Stumpagee, who won best-on-ground for the club overall.

Bomber Jada Hunter claimed the best tackle award for the women’s game, while Brett Dann was awarded best-on-ground for the Bombers in the men’s match.

In the regular round clashes, the Broome Towns dominated the Bidyadanga Emus on Saturday morning at Father McMahon Oval.

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The best players for Towns were Benjamin Goldie, Sean Gregory, Liam Bedford, Errol Watson and Scott Howieson with Gregory also kicking the most goals for Towns with an impressive nine goals.

Jevahnis Badal, Devon Hopiga, Kai Shadforth, Andre Kitty and Trent Brolga were named the best players for the Emus, with Kitty also scoring the most goals for Bidyadanga, slotting three over the match.

Towns stayed well ahead of the Emus for the whole match, getting a lead of 29 points in the first quarter and defeating Bidyadanga by 104 points, 23.8 (146) to 6.6 (42).

Then the Broome Bulls took on the Cable Beach Greenbacks with Cable Beach again destroying their opponents.

Keifer Yu continued to perform impressively, kicking seven goals making him the best goal kicker for the Greenbacks.

On the Bulls side, Ryan Mercer was the best goal kicker for the Broome team, scoring two goals.

The Bulls had a rough start in the first quarter, scoring only one goal to the Greenbacks’ four, but they made some headway, scoring two goals in the second term putting them five goals behind at half-time.

But the Bulls then slipped away in the second half, letting Cable Beach run away with the match by 65 points, 16.10 (106) to 6.5 (41).

Unfortunately, the first match-up of the round between the Looma Eagles and the Derby Tigers set for Friday night at Father McMahon Oval was abandoned.

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