Lady Eagles smash Emus

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Leharni Bennett was a standout for the Bidyadanga Emus.
Camera IconLeharni Bennett was a standout for the Bidyadanga Emus. Credit: Carly Laden

Looma Lady Eagles rebounded from their round 1 thumping by smashing Bidyadanga Emus at Haynes Oval on Saturday.

In windy conditions the contest started off as a scrappy one, although the Lady Eagles eventually broke through to obtain the early lead with two goals. The Emus seemed to struggle during the opening quarter, managing only one behind by quarter-time.

Although the Emus tried to step up the pressure, Looma continued to extend their lead with a few goals among a string of behinds to lead 6.10 (46) to 0.1 (1) at half-time.

After the main break, it was clear the Lady Eagles took ownership of the field as they continued to dominate the field, while it seemed the Emus were struggling to keep up.

Despite the Emus finally managing a goal from Virginia Thomas, there was still a lot of work to do during the final quarter.

The Lady Eagles were sure to prevent any further goal attempts from the Emus during the final quarter, shutting them down any way they could and distancing themselves further from their score.

Although the Emus showed late signs of promise, it was too little, too late as the Lady Eagles claimed the 10.20 (80) to 1.1 (7) victory.

Elsewhere, Derby Tigers began their season on a high with a 5.6 (36) to 2.2 (14) victory over Broome Bulls, while Saints defeated Peninsula Bombers 5.4 (34) to 1.3 (9).

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