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Eilola's 10 sinks Bulls

KEY MAN: Mubcrabs Stephen Eilola was hard at the ball all day as well as kicking 10 goals in the match against Glenmore on Saturday.
KEY MAN: Mubcrabs Stephen Eilola was hard at the ball all day as well as kicking 10 goals in the match against Glenmore on Saturday. Mike Richards GLA170617AFLM

AUSSIE RULES: Down by 22 points and with their season sinking into oblivion, Gladstone Mudcrabs produced an 11.10 to 2.2 second-half surge to defeat Glenmore Bulls by 40 points at Clintion Oval.

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A huge spray from Mudcrabs' coach Mark Jensen at half-time got the desired response from the players, superbly led by midfielders Sam Schofield, Brandon Gilchrist, Steven Grogan, David Curley and utility Josh Brown along with defender Jay Warry, to win 15.14 (104) to 10.4 (64)

Stephen Eilola dominated from go to woe with 10 goals and it looked like the Muddies would romp it in early in the game by booting the game's first four goals, three off Eilola's boot, before the Bulls responded.

Schofield won countless possessions and was the link-man between defence and attack while Brown and Gilchrist laced out passes to a rampant Eilola.

However, after Gladstone Mudcrabs' fast start, Glenmore worked their way into the game with the rangy Ellery Bowman's two goals starting the momentum for his team.

The Bulls booted 6.1 to a point in the second term as Brandon Diplock, Bowman, James Goodman, Lachlan Moore, Tim Higgins and captain Nicholas Payne were winning plenty of the ball.

"The boys started to play together and started to back each other up and talking," Schofield said of the Muddies' second-half surge.

"It's been lacking this year, but it's good to see that finally."

Schofield said his team stopped doing the basic things when the visitors got on a run.

"We just stopped chasing really and it was just a pressure thing that let them back into the game," Schofield said.

"When we started to get our full game together, that's when we started to look dangerous and just got to keep it up."

Gladstone Mudcrabs kicked the first three goals of the third term within a blink of an eye - via Emrys Walker and Eilola for his fourth and fifth.

Put simply, it was the best footy the Muddies have played this year.

Schofield said that Jensen stressed to his players to start to enjoy playing and he gave a 'rev up'.

Payne said while there were some good signs, Glenmore are leaving too much to too few.

"That second quarter showed what we are capable of with our run and spread and play to our strengths," Payne said.

"It was a positive, but one quarter out of four is not good enough."

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