Second-half fightback earns Emus early win

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Darryl Williams looks towards the Peninsula Bombers' forward 50.
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It may not have been easy, but the Bidyadanga Emus managed to seal the win in their West Kimberley Football League opener on Saturday, despite a brave effort from the opposition.

The team turned around a 15-point deficit at half-time to beat the Peninsula Bombers by 24 points, who were stronger and more competitive than last year.

Bidyadanga slotted three easy goals in the first quarter, but the game was clearly on when Bart Djiagween came out in the second and nailed a belter from 40m out for the Bombers, before his side kicked another three in succession to take the lead.

Zarim Hunter managed to put a halt to the momentum the Peninsula side had built and kicked one to reduce the margin to 15 points going into half-time.

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The Bombers were kept goalless in an impressive five goal third quarter by Bidyadanga, who continued their strong form into the last term.

A superb goal from Darryl Williams kept the Bombers within a sniff, but Kamahl Bamba kicked the sealer for the Emus, who went on to get the victory 12.7 (79) to 8.7 (55).

The Bidyadanga side will have their work cut out for them this weekend when they take on the 2018 premiers Looma Eagles, who are hungry to get their first win of the season.

The Bombers will look to bounce back when they face the Saints on Saturday afternoon.

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