Bulls dig deep in a thriller

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Leigh Hislop competes for the ball in the Broome Bulls' encounter with the Bidyadanga Emus.
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The Broome Bulls had a huge come-from-behind win last weekend to edge the Bidyadanga Emus by a single point, in what could be a contender for match of the season.

Supporters at Father McMahon Oval knew they would be in for a thriller, with last year’s premiers taking on the undefeated Emus in round 4 of the WKFL, and they certainly were not disappointed.

The Emus came out strong in the first quarter for a 15-point lead heading into the first break.

The two sides went goal-for-goal in the second quarter, despite nobody getting on the board until 13 minutes in.

But it was the third term when the momentum began to swing.

The Bulls kicked two goals and missed a few chances in front of goal, but did enough to reduce the lead to just five points going into three-quarter-time.

In the explosive final term, Cameron Worsley put the Bulls in front for the first time all game after a 50m penalty.

The Emus responded with a goal immediately, but the Bulls nailed another one just minutes later and hung on for the one-point victory to hand the Bidyadanga side their first loss of the season.

Bulls coach Ben Sarsfield said the team showed great signs and were starting to play like last year.

“We played our style of footy in the second half and I’m proud of the boys that they dug deep for the win,” he said.

The Emus will take on Towns after next week’s break, while the Bulls face the Looma Eagles.

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