Saints sizzle to upset Bulls

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Saints' Jerome Garlett.
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A determined Saints pulled off an upset under the Friday night lights after holding off the Broome Bulls by just eight points.

From the first siren, the Bulls were keen to make it three wins in a row after a quick goal from Kurt Hunter.

However, the Saints would fight back with two goals of their own from Johann Jack and Alroy Gilligan to take the lead by quarter time.

Slippery conditions certainly impacted play throughout the remainder of the match with wet grass and a slick ball being the root of many turnovers.

Although the Saints would try to extend their lead with goals from Jerome Garlett and Kyal Highlands, Bulls’ Hunter would fire back with a three-goal blitz to take over.

Seth Roberts would contribute to ensure Bulls had the half-time lead, although the margin was only four points.

After the main break, the scrappy contest continued as both teams struggled to keep the ball in possession.

Despite a late goal from Saints’ Alory Gilligan, the Bulls would just hold on to the lead at three-quarter-time with a goal from Kel Stanley. In the midst of behinds in the last term, Saints made a comeback and took the lead courtesy of goals to Lachlan Tracey and Latrell Sibosado.

The Bulls needed to respond and Hunter stepped up for a fifth goal for the night.

However, the Saints held on to take the victory 7.14 (56) to 7.6 (48).

Saints will look for a third consecutive win when they go up against Towns on Saturday while the Bulls will face the undefeated Bidyadanga Emus.

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