Matadors grab bull by the horns in AFL 9s

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A new form of football has been brought to the masses of Broome as the West Kimberley Football League held its inaugural round of AFL 9s last Friday night.

While the match-up between Advantage Broome North and Broomies ended in a forfeit, the Matadors went head to head with the Saints.

Although it seemed the Saints would hold the advantage in terms of experience, the Matadors were able to keep up and surpass expectations.

As the teams put the pressure on each other while still grasping the modified rules, it was a scrappy contest.

However, the Matadors were able to break through and kick three goals during the first half.

A late goal from the Saints saw the Matadors lead 3.1 (19) to 1.0 (6).

The second half was simple as the scrappy contest continued and the Matadors extended their lead with another two goals and a number of behinds.

Although Saints’ Shona Hayes would boot another major for the Saints, it was too little too late as the Matadors walked away with the win, 5.6 (36) to 2.0 (12).

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