Energetic Emus prolong the misery for lacklustre Bulls

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Bidyadanga's Angelo Thomas faces off George Liddiard.
Camera IconBidyadanga's Angelo Thomas faces off George Liddiard. Credit: Carly Laden

Reigning premiers Broome Bulls have found themselves in danger of not making the finals after suffering a 52-point loss to the Bidyadanga Emus at Father McMahon Oval.

In a battle to solidify final berths, the Bulls have seemingly fallen into a slump in recent weeks while the Emus have experienced a resurgence since breaking Cable Beach’s undefeated streak two weeks ago. The match-up seemed pretty even in the opening quarter but in the second term the Emus quickened the pace and broke away to lead by 25 points at half-time.

After the main break the Bulls tried to make a comeback but the Emus countered to extend their lead. The Bulls suffered another blow when full-forward Robbie Crawford left the field with a suspected knee injury.

The Emus kept the Bulls to just one behind for the quarter and led by 41 points at the final change.

In the final term the Emus consolidated their play and booted goal after goal, leaving the Bulls high and dry.

Despite the Bulls showing promise in defence they were unable to convert in attack, scoring only a goal and two behinds to finish with 4.6 (30), well below the Emus’ 12.10 (82).

In the second-last round before the finals, the Bulls will continue their fight to remain in finals contention when they go up against the Saints tomorrow.

The Emus will have the home-ground advantage when they take on the Derby Tigers on Saturday.

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