Macarthur are one step closer to securing a finals berth in their inaugural season, coming away with a tight 2-1 win over Western United.
Relocated to Leichhardt due to Melbourne’s lockdown, classy first-half finishes from Markel Susaeta and Mark Milligan put the Bulls in the box-seat before Iker Guarrotxena’s bullet-header created a nervous finish for the ‘visitors’.
Should Perth fail to beat Brisbane on Wednesday, Ante Milicic’s side will become the third straight expansion side to play finals in their first A-League season – achieving the same feat as their rivals Western Sydney in 2013 and their opponents who did so last-season.
Not only does it put them on the precipice of finals, but momentarily in the box-seat for a home elimination-final having climbed into fourth place.
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