Bulls in finals after fiery clash

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Although the match-up came to a turbulent end, the Broome Bulls have secured a finals berth.

The Bulls went up against reigning premiers Looma Eagles at Haynes Oval with both teams were eager to secure a finals berth in the last round of the home and away season.

It was an evenly matched contest in the opening term with both teams applying strong defence in an effort to shut each other down.

Although Looma would manage two majors from Lewis Broome and Edward McGinty, the Bulls managed to hold the quarter-time lead with goals from Clive Djiagween, Aidan Fraser and Ben Sarsfield.

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The Eagles were quick to make an early comeback attempt through a quick succession of goals from McGinty and Deromitt Wilson and kept the Bulls to just three behinds for the term to lead by 11 points at half-time.

After the main break the Bulls were quick to fight back and take the lead once again with majors from Daniel Dwyer, Fraser and Beau Leach.

Looma were ultimately kept to just one goal from Keanu Skeen, to trail by 13 points at the final change.

In the entertaining final term both teams fought hard for resulting in a flood of goals.

Although Looma gave it their all, the Bulls managed to seal the win 12.7 (79) to 9.5 (59), although celebrations were marred by a violent brawl that broke out, resulting in two red cards being issued.

Daniel Dwyer, Zak Austin, Fraser, Gerrard Ansey and Hayden McLeod were among the Bulls’ best.

For the Eagles Liam Pindan, Hosea Juboy, Wilson, McGinty and Keanu Skeen stood out.

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