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Towns topple Looma to remain undefeated in both men’s and women’s WKFL competitions

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Broome Towns' Trevor Menmuir in the ruck.
Camera IconBroome Towns' Trevor Menmuir in the ruck. Credit: Cain Andrews/Broome Advertiser/Broome Advertiser

Broome Towns have decimated the Looma Eagles in both the men’s and the women’s West Kimberley Football League to remain undefeated at the top in both competitions.

Round 3 WKFL action kicked off with the Cable Beach Greenbacks piecing together a win for the ages, posting a triple-digit victory over the winless Peninsula Bombers, 127 to 22.

Next up was the Bidyadanga Emus against the Derby Tigers at Nipper Roe Oval.

Broome Towns' Naish Wallacs kicks a goal.
Camera IconBroome Towns' Naish Wallacs kicks a goal. Credit: Cain Andrews/Broome Advertiser/Broome Advertiser

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The game looked to be going Derby’s way early on, with the Tigers holding the Emus scoreless for the first quarter.

But the Emus entered the game in the second term, kicking three goals and a behind to get within striking distance of the Tigers, who missed several opportunities at goal, with the halftime score 3.4 (22) to 3.1 (19).

Broome Towns' Naish Wallacs tackles Looma Eagles' Winston Nellie.
Camera IconBroome Towns' Naish Wallacs tackles Looma Eagles' Winston Nellie. Credit: Cain Andrews/Broome Advertiser/Broome Advertiser

The Tigers were not going to take it lying down though, bursting into the third quarter and kicking five goals while the Emus were put on the back foot, managing to kick only one goal for the term.

It was a furious final term, with both teams pulling out all the stops, but Derby held on to the lead despite a four-goal streak from the Emus, 10.7 (67) to 8.4 (52).

The Broome Bulls were able to post their second win of the season when they came up against cross-town rivals the Broome Saints, leading most of the game to see the scores end 12.12 (84) to 5.6 (36).

And in the final game of the round, Broome Towns continued their undefeated form with a convincing win over the Looma Eagles.

Looma Eagles’ Jehvarni Skinner closed the first term with a spectacular running goal from the 50m line, but his impressive form wasn’t enough to hold off the Towns, who look to be in league-winning form.

Looma Eagles' Jehvarni Skinner.
Camera IconLooma Eagles' Jehvarni Skinner. Credit: Cain Andrews/Broome Advertiser/Broome Advertiser

Broome Towns’ Naish Wallacs burst into the second term, kicking two goals in a row, before Looma’s defence tightened up, foiling most of the other opportunities Broome Towns made for themselves at the goals despite the efforts of Towns’ Brent Simons feeding the forward line from the centre.

But it was a tale of two halves and despite some valiant efforts from Looma in the first, some lacklustre defence in the second half saw the scores bloat to an almost-unfair total, Towns taking the points 18.12 (120) to Looma 3.2 (20).

Broome Towns took on the Broome Saints in a fiercely contested match up.
Camera IconBroome Towns took on the Broome Saints in a fiercely contested match up. Credit: Cain Andrews/Broome Advertiser/Broome Advertiser

In the women’s league, the Broome Saints came out on top against the Broome Bulls after a rough low-scoring game, 5.7 (37) to 2.2 (14).

And taking inspiration from their men’s team, the Broome Towns ladies were able to dominate Looma, holding the Eagles to just two goals for the entire game to see it finish Looma 2.5 (17) to Towns 9.5 (59).

Broome Towns took on the Broome Saints in a fiercely contested match.
Camera IconBroome Towns took on the Broome Saints in a fiercely contested match. Credit: Cain Andrews/Broome Advertiser/Broome Advertiser

The results left Towns sitting pretty at the top of both the WKFL and the WKFLW ladders three rounds in.

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