27 March, 2023
Bulls trample Strikers in 5-1 win
The Mareeba Bulls Premier Men’s have emerged victorious after their 5-1 win over the Redlynch Strikers on Saturday night ahead of a tough couple of weeks going up against the best teams in the competition.
Despite the end score the game didn’t initially go Mareeba’s way as Redlynch got up first before the Bulls struck back with a vengeance and went into halftime leading 3-1.
“In the first 10 or 15 minutes we ended up going down one nil, we didn’t start the game well and some poor defending led to conceding,” coach Kane Alderton said.
“We got our groove back and got back into the game and in the second half we came out and played better and got another two.”
While Alderton was happy with the win, he believed the boys played to Redlynch’s level instead of playing their soccer.
“We can’t have that mentality, the boys have to realise there are no easy wins in this competition if they want to be on top,” he said.
“For most of the game the boys played well for the 90 minutes.
“The next few weeks we are basically playing the top four teams so it will be a good indicator of where we are at.”
The Mareeba Bulls will now host the Marlin Coast Rangers at home in a Sunday game, kick-off is at 5pm.