Devils look to claim top dog status with win over Red Lion
ROUND 12 of the men's A-grade Ipswich hockey competition kicks off today at 5.30pm with Wests taking on Rangeville.
Wests were less than convincing in their win over Hancocks last week. However, they will take confidence from securing the points while playing well below their best.
Rangeville are the cellar-dwellers in the Toowoomba competition but must not be underestimated.
Wests' Achilles Heal this year has been their lack of goals so expect the likes of Greg Walker to step up and bang home a hat-trick.
Wests are tipped to win 5-0 and get their premiership assault back on track.
Up the range tomorrow is the mouth-watering clash between the Norths Devils and Red Lion from Toowoomba at 12.20pm.
A win from the Devils will put them in contention to be the Ipswich representative team in the Ipswich and Toowoomba combined final.
Red Lion should be fielding all their stars for tomorrow's clash so Norths will have to be firing on all cylinders to get the points.
Expect the Dalais brothers to feature for the Devils, who are on a high from the week's NBA action.
Pundits predict the points to be shared in a 3-3 draw.
Tomorrow at 4pm top of the table Easts take on Past High from Toowoomba.
Past High have proved to be a handful for the Ipswich sides this year. However Easts are starting to hit top gear and are full of confidence after their come from behind victory over Norths last week.
Expect a rock solid defensive effort from Tigers defenders Adam "The Silver Fox" Mantell and Brenton Sippel.
Easts are tipped to win 3-1.
Women's play starts today at 4pm with Norths Ipswich tackling Wests.
I predict the Devils juggernaut to keep rolling along and record a 2-0 win.
In Toowoomba today, Bellbowrie takes on Newtown. Bellbowire is tipped to continue their good form and record a 2-1 victory.
Women's fixtures tomorrow start at 2.30pm with Swifts taking on the winless Past High.
Swifts should easily dispose of their opposition and record a 6-1 win.
At 5.30pm, Hancocks will be looking to bounce back after their shock defeat last week when up against Thistles.
Thistles have been improving each week but will find it tough against a full strength Hancocks side. Hancocks should win 3-0.