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Reported by Chris Thompson
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The Northern Bullants overcame some shocking finishing and a spirited comeback to defeat Tasmania by 10 points in a firey encounter at Princes Park this afternoon.
Both sides were fired up for the game, several scuffles breaking out throughout the day, but it was the Ants who held their nerve to kick the last goal of the match, put the Devils’ challenge to rest and run out winners 11.18.84 to 10.14.74.
Prior to that, it looked as though Tasmania would run over the top of the Bullants after the Devils kicked the final three goals of the third term and the first of the last to turn a 20-point deficit into 4-point lead.
The deficit would have been even greater had the Bullants been able to finish off their good work, a series of behinds early in the third almost proving their downfall.
But playing coach David Teague stepped up, an inspirational goal midway through the final term giving his side some breathing space before David Ellard kicked the sealer, a tumbling drop punt from 65m, to get them over the line.