Their third season in the A-League could still end with a bang for Macarthur FC. After their incredible 2-2 draw with Western Sydney Wanderers at Campbelltown Stadium on Saturday night, the Bulls head to Newcastle tomorrow (Friday) to take on the Jets.
The Bulls may have the worst goals for and against record in the league with a minus 14, but they are still in with a chance to make the finals this season.
They are on 26 premiership points, the same as the Newcastle Jets, just three away from sixth spot.
In the A-League it’s a six team finals series, and currently Sydney FC are in that place on the ladder with 29 points.
So, mathematically at least, the Bulls can play finals football, but they must win in Newcastle.
They also have to win their match after that, in Melbourne against bottom placed Victory, who are on 25 points.
Bulls must also hope other results go their way. That match in Melbourne is scheduled for Sunday, April 23.
However, the downside to their finals prospect is that the Bulls could also end up with the wooden spoon if they lose their remaining matches.
Given the spirit and the character they showed against the Wanderers though, one thing’s for sure – they will go down swinging.
Which is quite an achievement given the tumultuous year their third season has been, losing their coach as well as serious injuries to key players.
Saturday night was a case in point, when they recovered from a 1-0 deficit to draw level thanks to Lachie Rose 24 minutes from fulltime.
And when Al Hassan Toure scored in injury time to give the Bulls a 2-1 lead an Easter miracle was in the making.
Unfortunately, the visitors drew level with a goal five minutes into injury time, and that was the fulltime scoreline at Campbelltown.