20 June, 2022
Bulls falter in semi-final
THE Mareeba Bulls ladies have narrowly missed out on a chance to play against Edge Hill in the final of the Far North and Gulf League Cup after going down 1-0 to Leichhardt on Sunday.
Reeling from their 3-0 loss the week prior to the same team, the Bulls looked invigorated on defence and kept Leichhardt at bay until 15 minutes to fulltime.
A freakish goal from outside the 18 yard box slotted into the top corner of the Bull’s net, a goal that coach Marcello Savaglio said “no keeper would have stopped”.
It was a cagey game and the final goal from Leichhardt proved to be all they needed as the Bulls failed to capitalise on their chances throughout the game and score a goal.
“The girls put up an improved performance from last week, a bit unlucky not to be in the lead, we had a shot hit the post in the second half,” Savaglio said.
“They scored about 15 minutes from the end, defensively we definitely improved from the previous week.
“Again, we are just having trouble finishing our chances and this is what happens.”
Now back on the regular season schedule, the ladies will travel down to Innisfail along with the premier men’s and play the Innisfail Cutters this weekend.