Bulls have extra incentive to sink Toowoomba units

BOTH Ipswich City Bulls teams need to beat Toowoomba at Brassall today to have any chance of playing finals football.

However, the 4pm and 6pm games at Sutton Park have added importance, being the club's Old Boys day.

All past and present committee members, players, coaching staff and supporters are invited to attend to cheer on both Bulls teams.

Bulls head coach Nev O'Sullivan hoped a bigger crowd inspired City's teams to keep their Capital League 2 and Reserves top four campaigns alive.

"We've just got to get the points to start with and hopefully the cards fall in our favour with the Samford-Gap game," O'Sullivan said.

The fifth-placed senior team needs Samford to lose or draw.

The sixth-placed Bulls Reserves rely on results from Samford and Newmarket (one point ahead of them) in their competition.

The Bulls can control their destiny by beating 10th placed Toowoomba in the top game and the 11th placed visitors in the curtain-raiser.

"We've played hard enough and well enough to make the four," O'Sullivan said.

"I've just got to keep them focused on what the job is."

Skilful Bulls midfielder Lucas Wilson is out with a quad strain.

Another key player Ben Robson was being monitored with a swollen knee.

"If there's any doubt at all, I will rest Robbo," O'Sullivan said, having utility Mark Fancourt able to return.

"It's hard to lose Lucas and Robbo but at the end of the day, they have to learn to play without them. We'll adjust to that."

Meanwhile, Old Boys are invited to wear a Bulls shirt of years gone by (playing strip or polo) to celebrate the club's colourful history.

The night is also the 15-year reunion of the club's 1998 premiership-winning side.

Many are still involved at the Bulls on the current committee, the Old Boys Association committee, playing in the successful City League 4 side, coaching, or being an avid supporter.

Ipswich City's 1998 premiership-winning side was: Michael Matz, Andy Hall, Brent Devin, Shannon Lowe, Tony Camplin, Jason Ball, Craig Foord, Andrew Lebeter, Trent Abel, Jason King, Nick Brookes, Andy Chisholm, Geoff Paulsen, Andy Lowe, Brad Hall, Brett Rosa, Andy Haywood, Cameron Morgan, Damian Dickson. Player/coach: Mark Burgess. Manager: Brendan Madden (deceased).

Game day

Brisbane Premier League: Tomorrow (3.30pm) - Ipswich Knights (8th) v Wolves (2nd) at Eric Evans Oval, Bundamba. Reserves at 1.15pm. Both teams out of finals contention.

Capital League 1: Tonight (5.30pm) - Western Spirit (12th) v Taringa (8th) at Jack Speare Park. Reserves at 3.30pm. Both teams out of finals contention.

Capital League 2: Tonight (6pm) - Ipswich City (5th) v Toowoomba (10th) at Sutton Park, Brassall. Reseves at 4pm. Both teams need to win and have other results go their way to make the top four for finals.



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