Eagles’ pace proves too much for fading Towns

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Looma Eagles have given themselves a big percentage boost in their finals berth with a 129-point smashing over Towns.

The Eagles were off to a slow start in the opening quarter with Towns surprising everyone by holding a one-goal lead at quarter-time, putting the possibility of a big upset in the minds of spectators.

However, once the second quarter was under way, the Eagles began a surge to take the lead with the windy conditions on their side.

Towns were quickly fading in defence as Looma executed a nine-goal surge and kept Towns from further scoring efforts. Following the main break, Looma were very quick to continue extending their lead although Towns began to ramp up the pressure again.

However, Looma kicked themselves into another gear and began to run away with the lead again, leaving Towns in their dust.

Towns struggled to match Looma’s pace, resulting in a 24.14 (158) to 4.5 (29) victory and cementing a spot in the finals. With a previously postponed match-up against Saints yet to be played, the Eagles have a good chance of finishing in second place above fellow qualifiers Bidyadanga Emus and Derby Tigers.

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