Tenacious Bulls have all the answers against lacklustre Saints

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Broome Bulls' Elijah Forrest.
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Broome Bulls began their 2019 WKFL campaign on a high note, opening the season with a comfortable victory over Saints.

After the female counterparts raised the curtain for the season, the Bulls and Saints went head to head on Friday, May 3, at Father McMahon Oval.

The match began with an iexceptionally fast pace as both teams looked to score early.

While Saints got themselves on the board with a rushed behind, Bulls’ Benjamin Daniels booted the first major of the men’s season to give his team the early lead.

As Saints strived to keep up with the Bulls, Daniels kicked another two goals to give his side a handy 3.0 (18) to 0.2 (2) lead at the first break.

The Bulls were determined to extend their lead as Matty Mercer kicked a quick goal early in the second quarter.

With both teams in command defensively, the Bulls managed several of behinds before Seymoure Farrer stepped up to add another goal to the tally.

After a midfield stalemate, Saints player-coach Leigh Hislop broke through to kick his team’s first major of the match, although Bulls’ Daniels would add another goal to take his side into the main break 6.4 (40) to 1.4 (10).

Saints were looking for a second-half comeback as they appeared more determined than ever to catch the Bulls, with Bruce Greatwich and Scott McPhee kicking goals.

However, the Bulls continued to extend their margin thanks to goals from Hayden McLeod, Daniels, Dean Fancote and Tom Money.

Despite the six-goal haul for Bulls, the quarter was marred by yellow cards, issued to Bulls’ James Ditchburn and Saints’ Ronald Barnes.

In the final quarter the Bulls continued to extend their lead as Saints fought to stay in contention.

Despite majors from Hislop and Matthew Bamford, Saints faded fast as the Bulls sealed their win with goals from Christopher Migliore, Shaun Sullivan and skipper Aaron Hitchcock.

When the final siren sounded the Bulls were the clear victors, defeating Saints 16.8 (104) to 6.6 (42).

The Bulls will look to consolidate a second consecutive win when they travel to Derby to take on the Derby Tigers on Saturday, May 11, while Saints will try for their first win when they square off against Peninsula Bombers at Haynes Oval.

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