Bulls still in finals hunt after demolishing Towns

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Towns' Razak John Bellou goes for a handball under pressure.
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Despite suffering two successive losses, the Broome Bulls have kept their finals hopes alive with a comfortable victory over the hapless Towns.

The Bulls and Towns squared off at Haynes Oval last Saturday with the Bulls looking to remain in finals contention while Towns were still searching for their first win for 2019.

Despite the relatively even contest during the opening quarter, Bulls built up a good lead through majors from Kurt Hunter, Thomas Mongoo and former coach Ben Sarsfield, while Towns struggled to convert to be left scoreless at quarter-time.

Things did not look better for Towns as the Bulls extended their lead further during the second quarter with goals from Myles Mitchell, Sarsfield and Lynden Ganzer.

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Although the quarter was marred by a yellow card was issued to Bulls’ Beau Leach for a rough tackle on Towns’ Sean Williams, Towns could only produce a behind under pressure to trail by 53 at half-time.

The third term saw the Bulls continue to distance themselves further and further as Sarsfield, Ganzer and Hunter booted majors amidst a string of behinds while Towns finally managed a goal from player-coach Liam Bedford.

Although Towns achieved a goal from David Goodwin during the final quarter, the win was already sealed in the Bulls’ favour as Leach and Sarsfield extended the final margin to 87 points. Matt Arbon, Hunter, Sarsfield, Seth Roberts and James Hay-Hendry were stand-outs for the Bulls while Williams, Rhys Hajinoor, Sean Gregory, Josh Linton and Razak John Bellou were shining lights for Towns.

The Bulls will take on Cable Beach Greenbacks in round 12 while Towns will take on the undefeated Bidyadanga Emus.

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