Australian Football: Milicic salutes Bulls strong start

29 November 2021 00:40:44 GMTPlus11
Milicic happy with progress

Macarthur coach Ante Milicic is delighted with the start they have made to the A-League campaign but says there is plenty more to come.

The Bulls are priced at 17/2 to win the 2021/22 A-league grand final and have got off to a solid start with four points from their opening two games.

Sydney win

After drawing 1-1 with Wellington Phoenix in the opening game of the season, Macarthur beat one of the hot contenders for the title, Sydney FC, 1-0 on Saturday.

The start to the season comes after they struggled in pre-season when conceding a total of 17 goals while Mark Milligan and Adam Federici also left the club.

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Milicic is delighted with the way his players have responded and says there is much more to come from them as the season progresses.

Right direction

"We conceded 17 goals in four A-League friendly games," he said. "And I know friendly games are one thing and the A-League's another thing, but in the end we addressed it quickly.

"We made some decisions in the last few months (and) it's been a difficult time for us at the football club. But at no stage did we lose confidence or belief in our ability. A lot of clubs go through a bit of turbulence and we're no different.

"We're heading in the right direction, and we believe we've still got a lot more to offer."

Lachie Rose got the winning goal for Macarthur but special mention also has to go to new goalkeeper Filip Kurto who kept the likes of Adam Le Fondre and Patrick Wood out as the Sky Blues pushed for an equaliser.

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