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Bonus point win not enough for Rangers

BALL CONTROL: An Ipswich Rangers player tries to fend off a Springfield Hawks opponent during Saturday’s Barber Cup clash at Woodend.
BALL CONTROL: An Ipswich Rangers player tries to fend off a Springfield Hawks opponent during Saturday’s Barber Cup clash at Woodend. Inga Williams

A BONUS point win over Ipswich Rangers was not enough to keep Springfield Hawks in the Barber Cup finals reckoning.

The Hawks won 24-5 at Woodend, but with higher ranked finals aspirants Goodna and Caboolture also recording wins, the Hawks can start planning their end of season party.

Goodna's 30-24, bonus-point win over Redlands and Wynnum's loss to Caboolture means the Eagles have passed both on the ladder to lead the competition.

The Gladiators have the final round bye this weekend, so may yet relinquish top spot. However, they are guaranteed of being the only Ipswich based team involved in Barber Cup finals.

There was better news in the Pegg Cup (Reserve grade), where wins to Goodna and Springfield ensured they have both qualified for the semi-finals on August 9.

It means Springfield club president Jeremy Clark, who coaches both senior Springfield sides, can give his sole attention to the Pegg Cup side from here on.

Perhaps that was why he was able to take his club's elimination form the Barber Cup so philosophically.

"We're finishing well," Clark said, looking on the bright side.

The Hawks have won their past five matches and Clark just wishes they'd started the season the way they're finishing it.

"We can still knock Redlands out of the play-offs, which will be nice," he said of what remains of the season.

"If we'd played like this during the year we'd have been fine."

It was a gallant effort from Rangers to field two full teams for their Ladies Day at Woodend Park.

Several players backed up from Pegg Cup to play in the Barber Cup clash and there were no fresh reserves.

The likes of Dave Bellas, Zan Bamford and James Dwyer all dug deep, but couldn't stop Springfield winning both games.

"If we had played a bit more expansively we would have beaten them," said Rangers' Barber Cup five-eighth Stewart Banks.

"But with blokes playing one and a half games and no bench it made it hard.

"We've had 30 plus players disappeared from the club this season through injury or work.''

Topics:  barber cup, ipswich rangers, springfield hawks




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