Bombers show good signs to see off Towns

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Caleb Clifton takes a mark for the Peninsula Bombers.
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A late fourth-quarter surge was not enough to get Towns over the line on Saturday, as the struggling side fell to the Peninsula Bombers.

The two teams showed positive signs throughout the round 12 West Kimberley Football League match at Father McMahon Oval but it was the Bombers that came out on top.

The Dampier Peninsula side came flying out of the gates, kicking three quick and easy goals in the fist quarter to get the momentum rolling.

Towns would nail their first goal of the outing about 12 minutes into the first but Ashley Spowart booted one right before the siren for the Bombers, giving them a 19-point lead at quarter-time.

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It was a slow and inaccurate second quarter for both sides, with a total of two goals and seven behinds kicked in the entire term.

The Bombers would put their foot on the pedal in the third however and explode out to a 34-point lead heading into the last quarter.

Towns stepped it up in the fourth term, dominating possession and barely allowing the Bombers to bring the ball anywhere near their inside 50.

But inaccuracy in front of goal cost them, kicking six behinds in a row after booting two early goals.

Elijah Howard nailed the Bombers’ only goal for the quarter which ultimately ended up being the sealer, giving the Dampier side their second win for the season.

Although finals football is out of the question for both sides, they will look to end their seasons on a high with only two rounds remaining.

Towns will face premiership favourites Cable Beach tomorrow night, while the Bombers will have their work cut out for them against the Looma Eagles at Haynes Oval on Saturday.

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