Top four all set for finals

Headshot of Jakeb Waddell
Jakeb WaddellBroome Advertiser

The top four sides in the WKFL will march into finals with confidence after winning their respective matches in the final round of football over the weekend.

Broome Bulls kicked the round off with a 24-point win over a brave Peninsula Bombers team in the closest match of the round on Friday night.

The Bombers led at the first break after a strong first quarter but the Bulls pulled away with the win in a match reflective of their tough, consistent football all season.

Coach Ben Sarsfield said the match was a great final hit-out for his side, who are now shifting their focus towards finals.

“It has been a good season from the team, who have been really consistent, even with the loss of key players,” he said.

“We set ourselves a goal of improving on last year and trying to finish in the top two to give ourselves the best chance in the finals series.

“We have achieved that and now set ourselves for a big couple of weeks.

“The lads should be proud of their efforts but the real footy begins next week.”

Haynes Oval played host to two thrashings on Satur-day, with Cable Beach and Derby both getting easy wins.

Cable Beach continued their impressive form, pencilling in their sixth consecutive win after defeating the Looma Eagles by 53 points.

Derby Tigers beat Towns by 84 points to finish the season on top of the ladder and secure the minor premiership.

Lewis Henry kicks a goal for Derby in the third quarter
Camera IconLewis Henry kicks a goal for Derby in the third quarter Credit: Jakeb Waddell

Despite glimpses of improvement by Towns, the top side were never challenged and had a comfortable win.

The Bidyadanga Emus finished their up-and-down season on a high, thumping the Saints by 106 points at their home ground.

Bidyadanga kicked four goals to the Saints’ three in the first quarter, meaning the bottom side were in with a chance going into the first break.

However, it was all Emus from there, booting 20 goals to secure an easy victory.

The Saints went winless in the 2017 season, their closest match being a 10 point loss to Towns in round eight.

All teams competing in finals will have a bye this weekend, before the league culminates in a finals series kicking off next week.

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