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2 September, 2020

Bulls Stampede Comets

THE Southside Comets played host to the Mareeba Bulls on Sunday with the free admission, family fun day a hit with Cairns locals.

By Rhys Thomas

Adrian Madrid had a solid game for the Bulls

The Bulls came away from the day with all of the bragging rights with Remo Terranova’s Colts securing a 2-0 win.

The Bulls adapted well to the windy conditions with the youth winning 3-0, the men’s reserves 3-1. In the much anticipated match of the day at Walker Road the Bulls were coming off a 3-1 defeat to Edge Hill United the previous week and wanted to get back on track against the Comets.

The Bulls were on the score board early after a goal mouth scramble saw Damian Avolio tuck the ball home after just 10 minutes.

The Comets however were determined to not let the Bulls dominate and were unlucky not to equalise on quite a few occasions.

The second half saw the Bulls reduced to 10 after Connor Bell receive his second yellow card resulting in the sending off, but the Comets failed to capitalise on the advantage and continued to squander numerous chance to even the game.

Solomon Island International Richard Fono put the game to bed when he was at the back post to slot the ball home from close range.

The match ended 2-0 to the Bulls with Coach Ang Tatti happy with the result.

“After we scored early we went to sleep for periods of time. The second half was better and we dominated with 10 players and that was very pleasing, the red card to Connor deserved we need to be more disciplined and not give away silly fouls,” he said.

“Ritchie was there again for us, he’s a real poacher in front of goal and he just keeps going all game. He is a huge asset to the team.”

In other results on Friday night the Ladies premier team made their game look easy as they brushed aside the Comets 10-0, the ladies reserves went down 3-0 in the only disappointment for the club over all.

The Men’s second division played out a 1-1 draw with Edge Hill United.

This weekend the Bulls are at home to the Innisfail Cutters.

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