10-goal lesson shatters Eagles hopes to play in finals
IPSWICH'S hopes of playing finals footy rest with the club's Reserve grade side after the senior team lost by 60 points to Logan City on Saturday.
The Eagles remain stranded in sixth place after their 17.18-120 to 9.6-60 loss at Limestone Park.
While Logan continued its mid-season improvement, the Eagles failed to reproduce their best form despite only trailing by one goal in the first quarter and showing some fight in the third.
"Logan dominated the clearances and were able to get it inside their 50 a lot more than us so that's basically where the game was won and lost," Rush said.
"In general play, we were very competitive, but they had a dominant ruckman and a couple of midfielders who were giving them first use of the footy.
"We were able to compete well for the ball but then we would turn it over a lot."
Saturday's win was Logan's sixth in a row, keeping it in the hunt for the top two.
Ipswich is 10 points out of fifth place in the SEQAFL Division 3 competition.
However, Ipswich's Reserve grade side continued its bid for a top-two spot by thumping Logan City in the earlier game.
The Eagles booted 15.12-102 to 4.2-26.
Paul Schoormans and Matt Harley led the way with six and four goals respectively.
The Eagles Reserves are in equal second place with Coomera.
State of Play
SEQAFL Division 3: Logan City 17.18-120 d Ipswich Eagles 9.6-60.
Goalkickers: 4 Luke Konstanciak; 2 Michael Podolak; 1 Sam Makins, Justin Crump, Mick Lyon.
Reserves: Ipswich Eagles 15.12-102 d Logan City 4.2-26.
Leading goalkickers: 6 Paul Schoormans, 4 Matt Harley.
Next match: Saturday - Ipswich v Beenleigh at Dauth Park.