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5 September, 2022

Ladies step up in finals chase

GIRL power reigned supreme on Sunday with the Mareeba Bulls ladies side dominating the semi-finals 3-0 against Innisfail whilst the men’s team had a “heart-breaking” 3-1 loss.


Samantha Madrid was a star player in Sunday’s match for the ladies
Samantha Madrid was a star player in Sunday’s match for the ladies


The ladies got off to a slow start in the first half of the game, putting lots of extra pressure on them as they entered the second half.

But their determination was strong, with star player Samantha Madrid standing out amongst the players and scoring a hat-trick to win the game.

Coach Marcello Savaglio was proud of the team’s effort and their resilience throughout the entire game.

“It was a huge confidence boost for all of us, especially since we have two of our key midfielders out due to injury,” he said.

“It’s one of those things you just have to learn to deal with, but the girls believed in themselves and pushed through.”

The ladies will now go head to head with Leichhardt on their home ground in the preelimination finals this Saturday.

The premier mens team was not so lucky over the weekend, with their season coming to an end after losing 3-1 against the Southside Comets.

They fought hard with great determination, but

Southside wanted the win more, ending the Bulls winning streak.

Coach Kane Alderton said a lack of concentration pulled them down, leaving the men “pretty broken”, but hopes that the loss will motivate them into the next season.

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