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Broome Towns continue premiership form with win in West Kimberley Women’s Football Leauge round one

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Broome Towns continued their premiership winning form in round one of the WKFLW season with a strong win over Cable Beach.
Camera IconBroome Towns continued their premiership winning form in round one of the WKFLW season with a strong win over Cable Beach. Credit: Sam Jones

Broome Towns look like the team to beat in the West Kimberley Women’s Football League, continuing last season’s premiership-winning form with a dominant win against Cable Beach.

Playing under the blistering midday heat on Saturday afternoon, Towns stared down the barrel of a grand-final rematch in just the first round of the season — but took it in their stride, dispatching Beach as they did to lift the trophy last season.

Broome Towns continued their premiership winning form in round one of the WKFLW season with a strong win over Cable Beach.
Camera IconBroome Towns continued their premiership winning form in round one of the WKFLW season with a strong win over Cable Beach. Credit: Sam Jones

Towns captain Ebony Humble led the way with the first goal of the WKFLW season as the teams battled it out in the midfield for much of the first quarter.

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And despite some quick play through the centre from Beach’s Kat Dann, Beach was unable to get in front of goal in the first quarter, ending scoreless and allowing Towns to score one goal and one point.

Broome Towns continued their premiership winning form in round one of the WKFLW season with a strong win over Cable Beach.
Camera IconBroome Towns continued their premiership winning form in round one of the WKFLW season with a strong win over Cable Beach. Credit: Sam Jones

The second quarter continued along the same ilk, with Towns managing a goal and two behinds while holding Beach to a single goal to see the lead extended to nine at halftime, Towns 2.3-15 to Beach 1.0-6.

In the third quarter, Beach was able to open up play and looked like the stronger side, however, a number of wayward shots on goal saw the team pick up just three behinds.

Some strong defending from the Beach women saw Towns allowed just a single goal for the quarter and, had their own shooting been better, they could’ve taken the lead.

Broome Towns continued their premiership winning form in round one of the WKFLW season with a strong win over Cable Beach.
Camera IconBroome Towns continued their premiership winning form in round one of the WKFLW season with a strong win over Cable Beach. Credit: Sam Jones

But Towns came out firing in the fourth quarter, sealing the win with a single goal and two behinds, Towns 4.5-29 to Beach 2.3-15.

Over in Derby, the Looma Eagles put together an impressive win against the Derby Tigers, holding the Tigers to just a single behind all game, while managing nine goals and sixteen points of their own to see the game finish Tigers 0.1-1 to 9.16-70 Eagles.

Unfortunately, the Bidyadanga Emus, Peninsula Bombers and Derby Tigers all struggled to put together teams for this season, so will amalgamate into one Derby Tigers women’s team for the entire season for a six-team women’s competition.

The Broome Saints and Broome Bulls both had a bye in the first round.

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