WITH results going their way over the weekend the Mareeba Bulls are starting to claw their way back into contention of a top four finish.
Another master performance across all grades saw the Bulls clinch 4 from 4 on Sunday away to the Stratford Dolphins. A 3-1 win to the premiers saw them move from last to fifth on the ladder with a game in hand.
The Bulls started strongly and should have scored a couple of early goals but Stratford scrambled well to deny the bulls an early lead. The away side took the lead midway through the first half with some excellent passing in the final third with Jamie Carroll slotting home from close range.
The 1-0 advantage doubled soon after the resumption of play= in the second half with young Dylan Cummings showing a lot of promise with lots of awareness to put the Bulls 2-0 up. There were some nervous moments when the Dolphins struck back with 20 minutes left on the clock but a superb volley from midfielder Justin Sabbadin to make it 3-1 put an end to Stratford’s glimmer hopes of a comeback.
In the reserve grade, seven goals and three red cards, had spectators abuzz and lots to talk about. Central defender Jamie Wilesmith and striker Liam Leporati both got straight red cards but by that time the Bulls had gone out to a commanding 5-1 lead, a late goal to Stratty gave the Bulls a 5-2 win.
The Lady Prems also had a tough encounter but pipped Stratford by a goal to take home a 3-2 win. The under 18’s had a stroll in the park with a 5-2 win with Coach Luch Avolio stating his side is starting to hit their straps and looking to peak at the right time of the season as they jostle to take top honours by seasons end.
On Friday Night the Fillies and the Atherton Eagles ladies did battle at Borzi Park with the Eagles proving a hand full and have come a long way since the start of the season the 2-2- draw was a testament to that after an initial drubbing in the corresponding game at the start of the season.
The men’s second division were the only Bulls outfit to register a loss with the Atherton Eagles swooping to an away 3-1 win. There is no football this coming weekend due to a bye but the Bulls return to action at home on Sunday July 7.