Bulls are back into the top six after late winner

Macarthur FC managed to get all three points late in the game after defeating Brisbane Roar 2-1 at Campbelltown Stadium. 

The majority of the first half was a slow pace, seeing The Roar have most of the control. Still, The Bulls only needed one chance, and it was well executed by club captain, Ulises Davila, scoring before the break. 

In the second half, Brisbane took it up a gear, creating several opportunities before finding the equaliser. However, Jake McGing arrived at the right time to slot the ball home to seal the victory.

Key Moments

4′ | A good save from Filip Kurto to deny The Roar after a close-range shot from Alex Parsons.

44’| GOAL FOR THE BULLS! The Mexican international, Ulises Davila, scores a brilliant goal from outside the box to give Macarthur the lead before the break. Jake Hollman assisted the goal.

54’| Hollman had the opportunity to double the lead after a strike from outside the box, but Jordan Holmes made a diving save to prevent it.

59’| Macarthur trying their luck with Charles M’Mombwa having a shot, which missed the target.

63’| Lachlan Rose swings in a corner to find the head of Apostolos Ginnaou, but the header goes wide. 

65’| Kurto does well to punch the ball away from the goal to prevent Brisbane from scoring.

66’| Kurto saves a close-range shoot to stop The Roar from equalising.

78’| Goal for Brisbane Roar. Scott Neville scores from close range following a corner. 

85’| Tomislav Uskok comes close to adding another goal to his name this season after his header went wide.

88’| Kurto makes a crucial save after Eli Adams strikes the ball outside the box.

89’| GOAL FOR THE BULLS! Jake McGing scores his first goal for the club after striking the ball with such power from close range to give Macarthur the three points. 

“It wasn’t one of our better performances, but delighted with the three points at home,” says Macarthur coach Ante Milicic. There [have] been times this year where we’ve played well and we haven’t got what we deserved, but at this stage of the season, it’s important to pick up maximum points, particularly at home.

 “Full credit to Brisbane, not only the way they approached the game and played the way they did tonight, but during the analysis of the opposition, they’ve been playing very good football and are difficult opponent as we expected tonight.

“So, delighted with our boys, they found a way to win, they refused to lose, and we go home delighted.”

Macarthur FC: 2 (Davila 44’, McGing 89’)

Brisbane Roar: 1 (Neville 78’)

Macarthur FC: 12. KURTO Filip (GK), 2. MCGING Jake, 4. MEREDITH James (31. ROSE Lachlan 61’), 6. JOVANOVIC Aleksanadar (15. SUSNJAR Aleksandar 46’), 8. MUTCH Jordan (9. JURIC Tomi 83’), 10. DAVILA Ulises (C), 20. USKOK Tomislav, 21. HOLLMAN Jake (35. TOURE Al Hassan 61’), 23. MARIAPPA Adrian, M’MOMBWA Charles, 99. GIANNOU Apostolos (22. ROSE Liam 71’)

Substitutes: 1. SUMAN Nicholas (GK), 34. CASPERS Edward

Brisbane Roar: 12. HOLMES Jordan (GK), 2. NEVILLE Scott, 5. ALDRED Thomas (C), 7. AKBARI Rahmat, 13. HORE Henry, 15. DALEY Jesse (14. ADAMS Eli 60’), 16. BRINDELL-SOUTH Joshua (19. HINGERT Jack 74’), 22. PARSONS Alexander (11. LOFTHOUSE Jez 74’), 26. O’SHEA James, 27. TREWIN Kai, 29. DEHMIE Cyrus (9. IVANOVIC Luke 46’)

Substitutes: 1. FREKE Macklin (GK), 4. MLINARIC Anton, 23. LESCANO Juan

Venue: Campbelltown Stadium

Referee: Daniel Elder

Assistant referees: Kearney Robinson and Adam Powers

Fourth official: Casey Reibelt