Eagles’ class grounds the Bombers
Reigning premiers Looma Eagles have begun a late charge towards defending their title after securing a second consecutive win last Friday.
The Eagles took on the Peninsula Bombers in a Friday afternoon timeslot after special circumstances saw their match rescheduled.
From the first siren the Eagles were firing out the gate, shutting down the Bombers with their quick speed and topped off by goals from Remahli Skeen and Lewis Broome.
However, the Bombers rallied and produced goals via Colin Skeen and Terrance Cox to trail by just two points at the first break.
In the second term the Eagles begin to pull away with majors from Anfernee Bilgin and Broome as the Bombers tried desperately to keep up.
Although the Bombers’ Caleb Clifton would inspire his team to keep fighting late, the Eagles held on to lead 6.5 (41) to 3.4 (22) at half-time.
After the major break both teams piled on the pressure as Looma strived to extend their lead and the Bombers fought for a comeback.
Despite it the Bombers threatening to mount a second-half challenge the Eagles with goals from Elijah Howard, Darryl Williams and Colin Skeen, the Eagles continued to be one step ahead and Lyle Buck and Remahli Skeen extended their lead to 20 points at the final change.
Determined not to give up, the Bombers’ comeback attempt continued into the final quarter as Howard booted two more majors.
However, the Eagles pulled away again with goals from Bilgin, Lyndon McCarthy and Deromitt Wilson sealing the victory 12.9 (81) to 8.6 (54). Vincent Skinner, Wilson, Josiah Wise, Bilgin and Keanu Skeen were named Looma’s best while Kym O’Connell, Lyle Carter, Lewis Joseph Pali, Akeem Howard and Elijah Howard stood out for the Bombers.
The Eagles will look for their third win in a row when they take on Saints in round 12 while the Bombers travel to Derby to take on the Tigers.
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