4 July, 2022

Standout performances secure ladies win

THE Mareeba Bulls had a mixed bag of results over the weekend with the premier men’s suffering a 4-1 loss to Leichhardt while the ladies pulled through with a 3-0 win against the Stratford Dolphins.

By Rhys Thomas

Standout performances secure ladies win - feature photo

Premier Men’s coach Kane Alderton does not believe the score is an accurate reflection of the game, with many of the goals due to a lack of concentration. 

Leichhardt struck within the first minute and had the Bulls on the back foot early, making them chase their tails and gaining an early advantage. 

The Bulls went three nil down within the first half an hour before they managed to get a goal back making it 3-1 at halftime.

“The 4-1 loss isn’t really a true reflection of the game, we were chasing our tails when we went one nil down in the first minute,” Alderton said. 

“Lapses in concentration conceded four silly goals, soft goals, and we just didn’t take our chances. 

“I thought we played the better football so it was a lesson learnt to the boys, you can play the better football but you need to be mentally switched on for 90 minutes and take the chances when they come.”

The ladies had more luck in their game against the Stratford Dolphins at home on Friday night, keeping the visitors scoreless for 90 minutes as they put up three goals and secured the win.

Captain Nicole Ghensi had a standout performance while young Esther Cousley sealed the deal with her first goal in the Premier Ladies. 

“It was a very good performance from the girls, now we are showing improvement which is good in takedown defence, through hard work at training and the results are showing,” coach Marcello Savaglio said.

“We were in their half a lot and another senior player stepped up this week, this time it was Nicole Ghensi the captain. 

“We seemed to control the majority of the game and they didn’t really have any clear-cut chances and that just shows our defence – it was a good performance.” 

Next week the Premier Men’s will be hosting the Redlynch Strikers on Sunday at home while the ladies game against Leichhardt has been moved.


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