Bulls come charging back from loss to defeat Saints

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The Broome Bulls bounced back from their recent shock loss by beating the bottom side at Father McMahon Oval last week.

The Bulls had a lot to prove after going down to the Looma Eagles in the biggest upset of the season last fortnight and they did just that on Friday night by beating the Saints by 57 points.

They came out strong in the opening term, with great ruck work from David Stone and a solid performance from key players CJ Worsley and Braden Saggers. The Saints had only one point to show for the first quarter, while the Bulls were accurate in front of goal, allowing them to go into the first break with a 35-point lead.

The Bulls took their foot off the pedal in the second, only managing to nail two goals as the Saints kicked just as many, bringing the margin to 36 points at half-time.

But the Bulls put the final nail in the Saints’ coffin in the third quarter with a six-goal onslaught.

The Saints kicked just a single point in the quarter.

A sloppy and slow final term by the Bulls gave the Saints a chance to make the scoreboard look a little more positive, kicking four straight goals, while the Bulls managed just one to bring the final margin to 57.

Bulls coach Ben Sarsfield said the opposition played with “great spirit” and his side struggled with consistency.

“The game was very ‘stop-start’ with very little flow,” he said.

“We are happy with another win, but have some areas to improve on.

“This week’s game against Cable Beach will be a big test.”

While the Bulls have their big clash with Cable Beach this Saturday, Saints will take on the Bidyadanga Emus in the last match of the afternoon.

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