22 August, 2022

Bulls pull through to secure finals spot

A 4-1 win over the Southside Comets on Sunday has cemented the Mareeba Bulls Premier Men’s spot in the finals this season and coach Kane Alderton said the boys still have plenty of fight left in them.

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The Bulls travelled away over the weekend to face off against the comets in yet another do-or-die game with a chance to drop out of the finals running. 

However, the Bulls rallied and showed they are here to play, putting the Comets down 4-1 and solidifying their spot in the finals alongside the Premier Ladies. 

“The result is good and that cements us a finals finish, the boys knew what was on the line – a loss would have put us out of finals contention,” Alderton said.

“A win this Saturday will cement a home semi-final as well so there is still a lot to play for. 

“Securing a home semi will be big for the club, as it stands if we get it the Reserves will follow us, the Ladies, U15-16s.” 

For the past couple of weeks, the Premier Men’s have been teetering on the edge, with just one loss meaning they could lose their chance to play in the finals. 

With Sunday’s win over the Comets, Mareeba can finally breath a quick sigh of relief before they steel themselves and prepare to play in the finals. 

“The biggest thing has been the effort and commitment from the boys, it is a 90-minute game and the focus and effort has to be there for 90 minutes,” Alderton said.

“Everyone wants to play finals football at the end of the day so that hunger and determination to play has been a factor too.

“I am confident heading into this weekend’s game, the boys should be confident but hopefully not overconfident – the way I see it we still have three or four weeks of football left in us.” 

The Mareeba Bulls Premier Men’s will play their last regular season game this weekend at home against the Innisfail Cutters as well as the Ladies before they get geared up to play finals football.


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