22 April, 2024

Penalty gives Marlin Coast win over Bulls

A PENALTY in the 55th minute during a neck-and-neck game secured Marlin Coast a 1-0 win against the Mareeba Bulls premier mens over the weekend.

Penalty gives Marlin Coast win over Bulls - feature photo

Coming into the game feeling confident and ready to give it their all, the Bulls took possession of the ball in the first half.

Marlin Coast responded quickly, finishing the first half of the game without a score on the board. 

“We were nil all and you could just tell in the dressing room that the boys were buggered, but in a good way,” Bulls captain Adrian Madrid said. 

“No team had the upper hand, really, but we were ready to go head to head in the second half, but it was an unlucky slip that ended up being a penalty, and they ended up scoring.”

Marlin Coast’s Charlie Beverley scored the first and only goal of the game, making it difficult for the Bulls to respond. 

Despite the loss, Madrid said the team felt confident in how they played, particularly in their ball possession. 

He said a change to the lineup also brought more enthusiasm to the team, which they hope to carry with them for the rest of the season. 

“Those necessary changes really pumped up the team and made the team more fluid which is what we needed,” he said. 

“Everyone was pumped up, no one gave up, and there was more urgency this time, and it really showed across the park – we were a lot more hungry for the ball.

“It was a collective effort ... no matter what, we were there with the ball and ready to go.”

This weekend, the Bulls’ premier men's and women's teams will travel to Innisfail to face Innisfail United at Steve Corica Oval. 


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