It was one of those rare occasions when it has rained during a Broome footy match, so the skill level dropped completely and it ends up just a hard wet slog.
Broome had 80mm of rain from Thursday, so the conditions were always going to be greasy and the odd shower Saturday afternoon made conditions worse.
Towns took on Looma with both teams looking for two wins in a row.
Townies goaled early, before the ball became too heavy, but Looma hit back. It was an entertaining first term as both sides battled with the conditions, with quarter time scores tied at 3.1 a piece.
The second term. Looma dominated across half back and luckily for Towns they didn’t put this dominance on the scoreboard. Towns backline stood tall amongst the barrage of inside 50’s. Looma still managed 3.2 to Towns just 3 behinds. We were down but not out.
After trailing by 17 points at half time, Towns continued to battle and hang in the game. The third term was just a hard slog as it began to rain again. No goals were kicked in the third term. Towns managed 1 behind to Loomas 3 behinds. The margin out to 19 at 3 quarter time.
The final term was a grind. Towns dominated play early but couldn’t put it on the scoreboard, only to see Looma repel from defence and score a couple of quick goals. Towns closed to within 9 points but just couldn’t get any closer. The team battled hard and a Looma goal on the siren had Looma win by 15 points.
9.10. 64 to Towns 7. 7. 49
Shae Butler was outstanding and worked hard all day on the ball and really adapted to the conditions well. Sean Gregory lead the defence again and was aptly supported by George Liddiard and Ash Paul. Damo Crispin & Rhonen Maher booted 3 goals apiece in what was not a good day for forwards. Chaz Gardiner, Damon Enosa and Brayden Tolentino also worked tirelessly all day.