Fun training has Bulls fired up to play
AFTER a terrific session at the Ipswich Indoor Sports Centre, Ipswich City coach Nev O'Sullivan wants to play "rain, hail or shine'' tonight.
The Bulls enjoyed a two-hour training run at the Ipswich Showgrounds venue on Tuesday night, playing indoor soccer.
"It was an excellent night,'' O'Sullivan said.
"It was the longest session we've had for a while. I couldn't get them off (the court).''
However, that's what the Bulls mentor wanted preparing for tonight's Capital League 2 catch-up game against The Gap at Sutton Park.
"I want to play as much as possible now,'' O'Sullivan said. "I'm sick of the stop start.''
Wet weather delays have frustrated coaches like O'Sullivan.
He said the Sutton Park field was in reasonable condition, a bonus for his team with other grounds being damaged by recent rain.
"Our field is holding up really well actually,'' he said.
"It's probably the best pitch in Ipswich at the moment, which is a strange one.
"We haven't played that many home games.''
The Bulls lose Fancourt brothers Mark and Richard for today's game due to Mark's wedding (see Phantom column next page).
However, the Bulls welcome back midfielder Lucas Wilson from suspension.
The Bulls Reserves are looking for an improved showing in the 4pm game after a disappointing effort against Park Ridge last Saturday night.
In the Capital League 1 competition, Western Spirit are scheduled to play Pine Hills in today's 6pm match at Kippen Park.