Re­serves step up to play fi­nals

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MA­REEBA United Foot­ball Club’s pitch will heat up tonight as the Bulls sec­ond divi­sion men’s side host the Ather­ton Ea­gles in a FNQ Foot­ball semi-fi­nal knock out.

After fin­ish­ing fourth in the league, the Ma­reeba Bulls sec­ond divi­sion Or­ange won the right to host the Table­lands Derby.

The Bulls and the Ea­gles both head into the match on the back of im­pres­sive wins, more no­tably the Ather­ton side who’s last start was a 3-0 win over the Bulls.

The win­ner of tonight’s match, kick­ing off at 7.30pm, will keep their season alive, with the other team be­ing knocked out.

Bulls premier coach Alex Srhoj said he is look­ing for­ward to the game with qual­ity sprin­kled through­out on both sides.

He said the home­side will need to keep a close eye on Ather­ton trio Scott Rawl­ings, Frankie Gallo and young­ster Dy­lan Cum­mings in what prom­ises to be a fran­tic open­ing 15 min­utes with both look­ing to get on top early.

“It’s one match I would not want to miss,” Srhoj said.

“Both sides are go­ing to go­ing for it, the season is on the line, there is no next week, it’s do or die.

Tonight’s match is the Ma­reeba club’s only home semi­fi­nal this week­end, with the Bulls re­serve men’s trav­el­ling to Strat­ford on Sun­day to take on the Le­ich­hardt Lions in another elim­i­na­tion match.

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