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Australian Football: Milicic salutes Davila after Glory fightback

Macarthur FC boss Ante Milicic admits the Bulls are lucky to have captain Ulises Davila after he inspired his side to a 4-2 victory over Perth Glory.

The Bulls are priced at 10/1 to win the A-League grand final this season and Davila is sure to be key to their chances of going all the way.

Brave fightback

Macarthur found themselves two goals behind within the first 20 minutes but came fighting back to take a crucial three points that keeps them third on the A-League ladder.

Davila was the inspiration behind the turnaround. The Mexican scored a penalty, won a second one for Craig Noone, and then provided another assist for Al Hassan Toure.

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Milicic was full of praise after the game and admits the Bulls are a much better team when he is in it.

"We're so fortunate to have a player of his calibre at the football club and I'm so proud to have him as our captain," Milicic said. "He leads on and off the field but tonight he showed his quality. He stepped up.

"When a team's going through a bit of adversity and then when you're down, that's when you see if you're a real player who wants the ball, when things weren't going for us he said that he's going to make a difference and he did that."

Zadkovich proud

Glory interim coach Ruben Zadkovich was disappointed to squander the lead but was also proud of his young side for the effort they put in.

"I'm really proud of their effort," Zadkovich said. "I'm proud of the way they went about their business but more obviously, a bit disappointed not to get something out of that game because I think we did enough to take something."

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