Ipswich City Bulls sniffing title trifecta

THE Ipswich City Bulls are eyeing a trifecta of grand final successes after the top men's team upset Annerley.

The Bulls Capital League 2 team advanced to this weekend's title decider against The Gap after their 2-1 victory at Elder Oval on Saturday night.

They'll chase a third title for the club after the Bulls City 4 men and Bulls City League 6 women's sides won at Eric Evans Oval on Friday night.

Emotional scenes were witnessed in the Ipswich Knights dressing room at Bundamba.

The Ipswich men beat Southside Eagles 4-0 after the Bulls women held out Centenary Stormers 2-1.

"We shared the u-shaped changeroom together. We went in with the men while they did their cheer," club president and player Liz Ridley said.

"We erupted together. It was great.

"It brought the whole club together."

The Bulls Capital League 2 side is hoping to emulate their other club teams with an omen to lift their confidence.

All three Ipswich City sides finished the season in fourth and beat the premiers to reach or win the grand final.

Bulls Capital League 2 coach Nev O'Sullivan was thrilled with his team's effort in inflicting only the home side's fourth loss of the season.

"The boys were very hungry. We wanted to get something out of the season," O'Sullivan said.

Jamie Beahan scored for the Bulls in the first half to put his side 1-0 up.

Ben Robson sealed victory in the second half.

"They probably had more possession but I was very, very happy with our back third (Chris Denman, Nathan Manttan, Richard Fancourt, Chris Heider and Scott Niemi)," O'Sullivan said.

"Once they (Annerley) got in the danger zone, they just shut them down perfectly."

The Bulls' grand final is at a venue and time to be decided this week.

State of Play

Capital League 2 semi-final: Ipswich City 2 (Jamie Beahan, Ben Robson) d Annerley 1.

City 4 Silver: Ipswich City 4 (Todd Slater 2, Christopher Pollock, Vaughan Cocks) d Southside Eagles 0.

Women's City League 6 Silver: Ipswich City 2 (Gail Mclellan, Bianca Hubbard) d Centenary 1.



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