Bulls charge into knockout final in confident mood

HAVING inflicted one of only three losses on Annerley this season, the Ipswich City Bulls have everything to play for in today's Capital League 2 semi-final.

The Bulls ambushed the competition leaders 3-1 in the first round, at the same venue as tonight's Elder Oval clash.

Bulls coach Nev O'Sullivan said although Annerley responded with a comfortable second round win over a depleted side, his team was up for the knockout clash.

"They're pretty confident," O'Sullivan said, having reduced last week's training schedule to freshen up.

"We're all good to go.

"They know if they really put the effort in, they'll get a result.

"If we get them working as a unit like they have been, it shouldn't be a problem."

The only hiccup for the fourth-placed Bulls is having midfielder Lucas Wilson out with a quad injury.

However, playmaker Ben Robson is expected to line up, giving the team extra confidence.

Dependable campaigner Shaun Kitching will move into Wilson's regular role with Jamie Beahan providing more strike power up front.

The winner advances to the grand final against the victors in the other semi-final between second placed Grange Thistle and third-placed The Gap.

Game day

Today (5pm): Capital League 2 knockout semi-final - Ipswich City Bulls (4th) v Annerley (1st) at Elder Oval.

Ipswich City Bulls squad: Dean Stenzel (goalkeeper), Chris Denman, Richard Fancourt, Chris Heider, Nathan Mantan, Norbert Duga, Ben Robson, Shaun Kitching, Liam Mercer, Jamie Beahan, Zygan Condie, Mark Fancourt, Scott Niemi, Luke Slater, Rob Under- wood, Harry Hanson, Dave Thompson (reserve goalkeeper), one to be omitted.



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