Bulls show dominance in upset win as Eagles fall

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Samuel Buck kicked a goal for the Looma Eagles.
Camera IconSamuel Buck kicked a goal for the Looma Eagles. Credit: Broome Advertiser, Jakeb Waddell.

A dominant effort has seen the Broome Bulls upset reigning premiers Looma Eagles on Saturday, June 22.

It seemed the extra week off due to a postponed match against Peninsula Bombers worked in the Bulls’ favour as they dominated from the first siren.

Aidan Fraser would break the Bulls on to the board in the opening three minutes, setting in a motion that saw goals flooding in from the likes of teammates Clive Djiagween, Dean Fancote and Tom Money.

The Eagles, however, struggled to keep up and were ultimately kept to just one behind by quarter-time.

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The second quarter saw Clive Djiagween add another goal to the Bulls’ tally but the Eagles.

Looma’s Samuel Buck, Lewis Broome and Edward McGinty would bring their team closer to matching the Bulls with a goal each, although the Bulls would hold on to lead by 16 points at the half-time break.

After the main break, it seemed tensions began to run high when Bulls’ Benjamin Daniels and Eagles’ Kieren Wallacy were issued yellow cards for verbal abuse.

However, the Bulls kept their cool as Fancote and Fraser extended their team’s lead while McGinty added another goal to the Eagles’ tally.

The final term saw the Bulls seal the victory with a six-goal haul as fatigue seemingly settled in for the Eagles.

As Fancote and Fraser added to their personal goal-kicking tallies, Tom Money, Christopher Migliore and James Ditchburn all contributed to the haul.

The Bulls also showed dominance in defence to keep Looma scoreless for the quarter to win 13.14 (92) to 4.8 (32).

The Bulls will look to make it two wins in a row when they go up against Derby Tigers on Saturday, June 29, while the Eagles will try to break the Bidyadanga Emus’ undefeated streak.

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