18 March, 2024

Mixed results for Bulls at home

NEITHER the Mareeba Bulls premier men's or women’s teams secured a victory over the weekend, with both teams robbed by the Southside Comets at home.

Bulls premier women
Bulls premier women

In the women’s game on Friday night, the Mareeba ladies dominated the field for the entire game but lost to the Comets after a last-minute penalty shot settled the final score at 1nil.

Coach Christian Mukadi said the loss was hard to digest, with the team playing some of their best football throughout the game.

“It was rough and I think the girls were more angry and disappointed for losing compared to last week,” he said.

“Our game plan was working, and we were working very hard, doing a fantastic job, but it was the penalty shot that had us.”

Despite the loss, Ayshia Brischetto was named woman of the match for her fierce defence. Captain Nicole Ghensi and Mia Gonzalez were also recognised for their conistsent play.

The premier men's drew 2-2 with the Comets after a competitive and “fiery” game.

In the first quarter, Mareeba were down 1-0 but regained momentum by half time to set the score at 1-1.

“Mid-way through the second half, we ended up pulling away 2-1, but because of lack of concentration, they ended up getting the equaliser,” coach Kane Alderton said.

“It was a bit disappointing. It should’ve been a game we won, but it’s the old cliché – you’ve got to be switched on until that final whistle.”

The premier women will play against the Stratford Dolphins at 8.30pm this Friday night, and the men will play the Dolphins on Saturday night at 6pm.


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