Bulls carrying Ipswich hopes
THE Ipswich City Bulls are the only team in the region still capable of holding aloft the QT Cup.
The Bulls thrashed the Ipswich Knights 5-0 on Wednesday night and face Oxley today to decide the tournament winner.
Oxley thrashed the Spirit on Tuesday 5-1 to set up the winner-takes-all clash at 5pm at Sutton Park.
All games played so far have been filled with exciting goals, even though the scorelines have been lopsided.
While the Bulls’ victory may have their fans pumped for a successful season, the Knights fielded a largely reserve grade team while the Bulls fielded most of their gun players.
Bulls coach Trent Abel said while the result did not mean a lot, it showed his team had depth
“We have a much deeper playing list this year,” Abel said.
“To beat the Knights 5-0 was a good effort but we know they had a lot of players missing.
“We probably played more guys from our firsts team then they did.”
“But it was just our second hit-out of the year.
“There’s a long way to go for us.”
Most of the Knights top team players were involved in the team’s final Silver Boot Cup match against the Brisbane City team, which they won in a penalty shootout.
Abel said the club had recruited well in the off-season and were desperate to make the finals this season.
Last year the Bulls missed the top six by one win.
“We have the players to make the finals,” Abel said.
“We were very close last year. I don’t want to be setting goals too early in the year, but obviously the finals is what we want.”
Former Western Spirit star Shaun Kitching will help the Bulls’ cause after crossing over to the Bulls’ Brassall base to ease travelling time.