Nev O'Sullivan
Nev O'Sullivan Rob Williams

Twenty goals in two games as Bulls draw and lose

SCORING five goals in a football game is usually enough to secure three premiership points.

But when it is the unpredictable Ipswich City Bulls, that is never a guaranteed outcome.

Twenty goals were scored in two games as the Bulls drew 5-5 in their Capital League 2 home clash after the Reserves lost 6-4 to The Gap on Saturday.

Head coach Nev O'Sullivan acknowledged The Gap were top sides in both grades.

However, he expected more from his team which led 5-3 and had a player advantage for the last 10 minutes at Sutton Park.

"Attacking wise, I can't fault them," O'Sullivan said.

"We hit the bar three times, we hit the post, we had two goals disallowed. It could have been anything.

"But every time we make a mistake in defence, we get punished.

"It's just unbelievable."

Western Spirit's winless run continued with a 2-1 defeat to Brisbane Knights in their weekend Capital League 1 match at Kippen Park.

However, the Spirit Reserves won 5-0.

State of Play

National Premier League: Western Pride 3 (Steve Purdy penalty, Will Jordan, Peter Drager) d Redlands United 1.

Brisbane Premier League: Brisbane Force 2 d Ipswich Knights 1 (Igor Sao Jose). Reserves: Brisbane Force 2 d Knights 1 (James MacArthur).

Capital League 1: Brisbane Knights 2 (Jorge Aguirre, Boris Horvat) d Western Spirit 1 (Gerard Sanfruentes). Reserves: Western Spirit 5 (Josh Broadrick, Farron Nilsen, Aitor Sapt, Jamie Morgan, Debaba Mohamed) d Brisbane Knights 0.

Capital League 2: Ipswich City 5 (Shaun Kitching 2, Zygan Condie, Liam Mercer, Ben Robson) drew The Gap 5 (James Nilsen 4, Zachary Tully). Reserves: The Gap 6 d Ipswich City 4 (Michael Loomes 2, Mitchell Burden, Brent Witney).

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