Towns made to work in win over Peninsula Bombers

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Towns' Patrick Graham goes for a mark.
Camera IconTowns' Patrick Graham goes for a mark. Credit: Carly Laden

Despite some skill errors, Towns have bounced back from their round 3 loss, picking up a win over the Peninsula Bombers. In a scrappy start Towns were quick to get themselves on the scoreboard and build an early lead.

It seemed the Bombers were struggling to keep up, but they eventually picked up the pace and put the pressure on Towns.

Accuracy soon became a concern for Towns as they headed into half-time with eight behinds alongside their five goals.

However, it seemed the Towns recovered from the second quarter by quickly gaining ground and continuing to build their lead. Although the Bombers were stepping up in defence, it was not translating into points on the board.

There was a glimmer of hope for the Bombers in the final quarter after Towns began to struggle to kick goals, but the behinds ended up working in Towns’ favour, winning by 12 points. Towns assistant coach Marty Shepperd said the team were happy to get another win, although there was a sense of frustration with skill errors.

“A win is a win and the Bombers also did a good job today,” he said.

“But we will need to work on our skills before our next match. We’ve got a few guys recovering from injuries so it would be good to have them come back.” Peninsula Bombers coach Graeme Hastie said despite the loss, a lot of growth was shown by the team.

“A lot of our young kids stood up today and they went in hard for the footy, so I was pretty proud with their efforts,” he said.

“It’s good to have a break with the long weekend coming up. It will give the boys some time to spend time with their families and recover for the next match.” Following the league bye over the WA Day long weekend, Towns will take on the Bidyadanga Emus, while the Bombers will square off against the Saints.

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