The Bulls secured three points to move to the top of the table Saturday night after they defeated rivals Sydney FC at Allianz Stadium.
On a sweltering Saturday evening, the Bulls triumphed over a 10-men Sydney FC side in a thrilling match. The Bulls started strong, with Matthew Millar’s shot reaching the back of the net in the 6th minute, though it was ruled offside due to a deflection off Ulises Davila’s chest. Undeterred, the Bulls continued with Millar creating several goal-scoring opportunities.
Sydney FC was reduced to 10 men after Redmayne was shown a red card because of a handball outside of the box, denying Millar’s goal-scoring opportunity. Macarthur FC capitalised on this opportunity and secured the opener through Jake Hollman secured the opener with assistance from Valere Germain. Germain’s perfect cross allowed Hollman to slot the ball past Sydney’s defenses calmly. The Bulls maintained their lead into halftime, thanks to Kurto’s exceptional saves.
The second half started well for the Bulls, with Germain making a beautiful run towards goal, and taking a shot with his right foot, which was unfortunately saved by Sydney’s Goalkeeper – Pavlesic. Sydney fought back in the second half, but the Bulls were ready to thwart the Sky Blues’ chances. Jonathan Aspropotamitis had a fantastic performance, contributing to the 42 clearances from the Bulls.
Substitutes Raphael Borges Rodrigues, Jed Drew, Charles M’Mombwa, Daniel De Silva, and Oliver Jones made an immediate impact in the second half. Germain crossed the ball onto the path of Drew, who had a fantastic shot at goal that went just wide. The Bulls doubled the score and secured the win in the 86th minute after Germain calmly slotted the ball into the back of the net at close range. The match concluded with a 2-0 victory for the Bulls, propelling them to the top of the A-League Men’s table.
Want to see the Bulls play live? The Bulls are back at home on Monday the 18th of December at 7 pm, for an exciting Round 8 of the Isuzu UTE A-League season against Wellington Phoenix at Campbelltown Sports Stadium. Tickets are now on sale, so remember to secure your seat today!