8 August, 2022
Bulls gearing up for finals
THE Mareeba Bulls have kicked into high gear as they race towards the end of the season with both the Premier Men’s and Ladies teams winning their games over the weekend.
First up on Friday night was the ladies as they faced off against the Stratford Dolphins at Lindsay Australia Stadium in Mareeba.
Despite missing a key attacker the ladies played well and managed to put enough of their chances away to secure their 2-1 win.
Coach Marcello Savaglio said the score could have been more if the team capitalised on more of their chances but he was happy with the win.
“I thought we played well, we were missing one of our keys attackers but we were in control,” he said.
“We went in one nil at halftime, then they scored a pretty freakish free kick taking it to one all.
“We looked well in control of the game I just think we should have put out chances away, it did look a bit worrying there at one stage.”
Friday night’s win has cemented the ladies in their third-place position, guaranteeing them a place in the finals.
The men were up next on Saturday night at home against the Marlin Coast Rangers in a fast paced, nail-biting game.
Coming away with the 2-1 win, coach Kane Alderton said now it is all up for grabs with only a two point difference separating the Bulls in fifth place to second place.
“Obviously the win was good but it was a very fast and intense game, we were up two nil at halftime and in the first half they had good chances and we had a couple more chances, we were lucky to put two away.” he said.
“In the second half they really come at us being two down and to the boy’s credit they dug deep and stuck to it.
“A finals appearance is still on the cards, it is very tight from second to fifth and we play the top four teams in the coming weeks so we need to be winning these games.”
The Bulls will be facing off against the top four teams before finals with both the Premier Ladies and Men’s teams going up against Edge Hill this Friday and Saturday nights respectively.