Bulls charge to victory
After an uninspiring first quarter, the Harvey Bulls midfield dominance had them pull off a hard-earned 41-point victory over Carey Park at Kelly Park on Sunday.
The slow start did not hurt the rampaging Bulls in the end, as the visitors went on to claim a 13.11 (89) to 7.6 (48) win.
Brendon Jones (three goals) continued his top form to give the Bulls plenty of drive from the midfield, while up front Jordan Fimmano, Darrell Rumble and Lachlan Hernamen presented well.
Dean Miller did well around the ground, while 19-year-old Kyle Hickman waged a mighty battle against the much bigger Jayden Wilson.
The Bulls were quicker to the ball and always seemed to have extra numbers at the contest and so were able to maintain possession for most of the game.
This dominance did not lead an impact on the scoreboard and it took 23 minutes before James Wallam brought up the Panthers’ first goal when he kicked truly from outside 50.
The third quarter had the Panthers back in the game when Heath Stewart and Jamahl Mulholland scrambled goals, while 17-year-old debutant Zane Verhaaf stamped his name on the game with two majors in quick succession close to the siren.
On the other side of the ledger the Bulls added five goals, with Jacob Pickett threading the needle from the boundary before Rumble kicked one from outside 50m.
Jones took a couple of steps for a long bomb goal as they romped home.
With a 31-point lead at the final change, the Bulls had the game in their keeping, but the Panthers were still willing for the contest and it was a low scoring battle in the final quarter.
Young debutant Verhaaf kicked his third goal late in the term to make his first game one to remember.
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