Kuol shines in defeat to Macarthur ahead of World Cup

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Rising Socceroos star Garang Kuol saved his finest A-League Men season performance for the last match before the World Cup break.

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Kuol netted both goals in a 3-2 defeat to Macarthur on Sunday.

Despite having created multiple chances in previous games, these were his first goals for the season.

“He single-handedly changed the game for them,” Bulls coach Dwight Yorke said.

“He’s been doing it for the past two games. You can see why he’s an exciting talent. He probably doesn’t deserve to lose the game.”

Despite Kuol’s efforts, Macarthur FC defeated Central Coast Mariners 3-2 in the dying minutes of the game.

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“It’s a cruel game at times,” Mariners coach Nick Montgomery said.

“We’ve had double the number of shots, double the number of shots on target.

“Looking back, reflecting on that, we should have won the game.”

After Brian Kaltak was sent off, the home team was down to 10 men and had to pull up a fight to gain an equaliser

“I think it’s outrageous, I really do,” Montgomery referred to red card incident.

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“We don’t want the game littered with decisions that people are talking about.

“We should be talking about a good game of football and the youngest team with the lowest budget with 10 men for 60 minutes against a big-budget Macarthur outfit, dominating the game.

“We can’t wait to be back from the break and for the rest of the season.

“We believe we can challenge every team and I believe everyone has seen that already.”

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While Montgomery disagreed with most of the referee’s rulings, it’s safe to say Yorke was happy the decision went his way, unlike the Sydney FC match where the results were not in their favor.

“Three points is the most important thing,” Yorke said.

“We really needed the three points to go into the break on a real positive note after a couple of defeats in recent times.

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“We have a lot of work to do. I’m sure we will be better for it by the time the league starts up again.”

The win against the Mariners now puts the Bulls in fourth spot on the ladder heading into the break, while the Mariners fall to fifth.

Feature Image Credit: Macarthur FC

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A curious journalism student seeking knowledge from the world via stories and all things football. Covering the 2022/2023 A-League season for Western Sydney Wanderers and the Central Coast Mariners.

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