Sandfire Bulls are Mount Isa soccer a-grade champions after winning a thrilling grand final in front of a big crowd at Jimmy Gemmell Oval on Saturday night.
The Bulls overcame a gallant Parkside team that seem dead and buried 2-0 down with 10 minues to go but who fought back with two goals in a minute only to suffer heartbreak with as the Bulls plundered a late winner.
The Bulls came into the game as strong favourites not having lost a game all season with only two draws.
But one of those draws was 4-4 with Parkside and the team in green had their chances early on in the decider.
But when Bulls put in a testing cross the Parkside keeper could only paw it out onto the head of a Bulls attacked who nodded home from two metres.
Sandfire Bulls went into the break with a one goal advantage and came out stronger in the second half.
Half way through the half they broke on the left and a low cross was prodded in to make it 2-0,
With 10 minutes to go they were cruising and looked more like to score a third,
Then a quickfire comeback out of nowhere. First a melee in the penalty area and Parkside were on the board at 2-1.
Then almost from the restart, a Parkside attacker raced through onto a raking pass and beat the keeper in a one on one. 2-2.
Penalties seemed a certain outcome when the Bulls pulled one last iron out of the fire and belted in a winner as legs tired.
Bad luck on Parkside but Bulls a deserved win.
There was heartbreak also for Parkside in the B-Grade final.
They went toe to toe with Atlas for a bruising 120 minutes but after extra time the scores were locked at 1-1. Even after five penalties it was still 2-2 but after Atlas slotted one in, Parkside's sixth penalty went wide and Atlas won 3-2 on penalties.
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