Emus down Eagles for eighth straight win
Bidyadanga Emus continued their strong form on Saturday with an eighth successive victory, this time dispatching reigning premiers Looma Eagles.
From the outset it was a relatively even contest, with Looma Eagles’ Kizzam Skeen breaking through to boot the opening goal.
However, celebrations were soon marred when a yellow card was issued to Bidyadanga’s Huzlemi Hunter for a dangerous tackle.
It seemed to shake the Emus, who were unable to convert against the Eagles. The latter led by a goal at the first break.
The second quarter saw the Eagles come back in fine form as Billy Buck kicked a goal in the opening minute.
However, it triggered a resurgence in the Emus, who soon began to show strength in offence while the Eagles faltered.
The Emus produced a five-goal haul, courtesy of Ricardo Frank, Nathan Hunter, Jesse Bloomer and Angelo Thomas, giving them a 5.6 (36) to 2.1 (13) lead at half-time.
After the main break, Aaron Thomas and Tremaine Bumbabroke through Looma’s defences to extend their team’s lead, although Anfernee Bilgin booted a goal to bring the margin to 30 points at the final change. Although Skeen kicked a goal for Looma, it was not enough to topple the Emus, who produced a seven-goal blitz to take the victory 14.11 (95) to 4.3 (27).
The Emus will go up against Peninsula Bombers on Saturday at Haynes Oval, while Looma Eagles face Cable Beach Greenbacks.
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