Broughton-Mundoora took on the Booleroo Melrose Wilmington Football Club at Port Broughton on Saturday and it was a game that the Lions could have won, but unfortunately it went the Eagles’ way.
The fifth-placed Lions did not show any tenacity in the first quarter and set their bar low for the match, which ended up being very low-scoring for majority of the game.
The Eagles were able to kick two goals and two points in the first term and the Lion’s had no pounce in them, when the only score they put on the board was three points.
The Lions remained scoreless for the second term whilst the Eagles came swooping in and flattened the Lions’ back-line, coming into half time with a 34 point lead.
The half-time break could have been the shake up the Lion’s needed but they just did not prevail. Another three points were able to slip through the Eagles’ backline, but this did not compare to what the Eagles were able to slip past the Lions.
Heading into the fourth quarter, the Eagles were a comfortable 50 points ahead of the Lions but decided that this lead was not enough.
The final score was 12.12-84 to the Eagles and 1.6-12 to the Lions. Bests for the Eagles were T.Wheelen, B.Caden, M.Hayes, T.Button, M.Ramsey, D.Rogers. For the Lions was B.Battersby, J.Storey, J.Koch, G.Cooke and E.Trupp.