Bulls held to one point at home

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It was suppose to be an easy three points for Macarthur FC, however, Newcastle Jets had other ideas when they held the Bulls 2-2 at Campbelltown Stadium.

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An early chance for the jets came in the 5th minute inside the penalty box, but it was saved by Adam Federici.

Liam Rose was given the first yellow card of the game after a foul on Ramy Najjarine just six minutes into the first half.

Lachlan Rose had an ambitious effort from long range which was comfortably saved by Lewis Italiano in the 11th minute.

However, Rose had a closer opportunity hitting a volley from close range, but it was well saved by Italiano in the 19th minute.

Matt Derbyshire had the chance to score when the ball landed in front of him, but it did not trouble the goalkeeper in the 23rd minute.

Newcastle took the lead in the 27th minute through Roy O’Donovan. A controversial penalty was awarded after a Mark Milligan challenge on Kuach Yuel to make it 1-0.

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Macarthur continued to press forward and create a number of chances, but had trouble trying finding the back of the net.

Loic Puyo decided to have a threating long-range shoot in the 34th minute only for it to go just wide.

The Bulls found the equaliser in the 36th minute after Derbyshire found the through ball to Charles M’Mombwa, which he finished.

Macarthur were able to take the lead on the stroke of half-time after Puyo slotted it home from close range to make it 2-1.

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The Jets found the 2-2 equaliser in the 57th minute after a strike by Steven Ugarkovic from outside the 18 yard-box gave Federici no chance.

Rose created a chance down the wing in the 68th minute, but his shot went wide.

Tommy Oar looked to break the deadlock from outside the box, but could not find the target in the 80th minute.

A crucial save by Federici denied the Jets from taking the lead in the 83rd minute.

The Bulls have dropped points in their last three matches but have another home game next week against Melbourne City.

Macarthur FC: 2 (M’Mombwa 36’, Puyo 45+2’) 

Newcastle Jets: 2 (O’Donovan 27, Ugarovic 57’)

Venue: Campbelltown Stadium

Referee: Lachlan Keevers

Assistant Referees: Matthew Cream and Nathan MacDonald

Fourth Official: Kurt Ams

Macarthur FC: 1. FEDERICI Adam (GK), 4. ETXEBARRIA Benat, 5. MILLIGAN Mark (C), 8. GENREAU Denis (29. MARTIS Antonis 75’), 10. PUYO Loic (21. HOLLMAN Jake 72’), 11. OAR Tommy, 15. SUSNJAR Aleksandar, 22. ROSE Liam, 24. M’MOMBWA Kokola, 27. DERBYSHIRE Matthew, 31. ROSE Lachlan

Substitutes: 3. GOLEC Antony, 9. POPVIC Milislav, 12. MEREDITH James, 14. NAJJAR Moudi, 16. SUMAN Nicholas (GK) 

Newcastle Jets: 1. ITALIANO Lewis (GK), 9. O’DONOVAN Roy (14. ABBAS Ali 89’), 11. NAJJARINE Ramy (6. UGARKOVIC Steven 46’), 16. MILLAR Matthew, 17. YUEL Kuach (19. PETRATOS Kosta 72), 21. PRSO Luka (8. KRASNIQI Liridon 71’), 22. JACKSON Lachlan, 24. O’TOOLE Connor, 32. THURGATE Angus, 33. STAMATELOPOULOS Apostolos (20. ABIMANYU Syahrian 90+4), 44. TOPOR-STANLEY Nikolai (C) 

Substitutes: 51. LENNON Jordan, 23. DUNCAN Jack (GK)

Featured image credit: Daniel Gualterio 

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Bachelor of Sports Media student from Charles Sturt University covering Macarthur FC. Passionate for the world game.

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