Bulls crush Towns in 95-point victory

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Shae Butler snaps the ball into Towns' forward 50.
Camera IconShae Butler snaps the ball into Towns' forward 50. Credit: Jakeb Waddell

A 95-point win by the Broome Bulls kickstarted a weekend of thrashings in round 6 of the West Kimberley Football League.

The Bulls defeated Towns 17.13 (115) to 3.3 (20) at Father McMahon Oval on Friday night to cement their spot at the top of the ladder, now at least one game clear of any other side.

Robert Crawford booted nine goals in a best-on-ground performance for the Bulls, with Shaun Norman and Quillan Salkilld also among the side’s best.

Brandon Quintrell, Austin Joseph and Shae Butler put up a brave performance for a Towns side that was not up to the challenge.

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Bulls coach Ben Sarsfield said he was impressed by the approach his side took to the game. “My team are instructed to play tough, but fair,” he said.

“They stayed focused the entire game, put in a really good four-quarter performance and their ball use was superb.”

In a similar-style match, the reigning premiers Bidyadanga Emus were thumped at the hands of a much-improved Cable Beach side, who kept the Emus to just two goals.

Daniel Cox and Ben De Meo stood out for the Cable Beach side, as did Jordan King, who kicked five goals.

This is the second loss in a row for last year’s premiers, who were undefeated after round 4 of the competition.

However, it was Derby who enjoyed the biggest winning margin of the round, crushing the Saints by 157 points.

Rhonen Maher kicked seven of the Tigers’ 27 goals, with Wade Wungundin, Gilbert Cox and Aaron Kitching putting in outstanding performances.

The Saints kicked just two goals and are yet to win a game this season.

In the closest match of the round, the Peninsula Bombers edged out Looma Eagles by 13 points after a terrific fourth quarter.

The Bombers trailed by eight points at half-time but kicked three goals to Looma’s one in the final quarter to run away with the win and enter the top four.

Round 7 starts tomorrow night when the Saints take on Cable Beach at Father McMahon Oval at 6pm.

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