Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Crowd to Lift Bulls for Local Duel Test; Coach Kicks off Tactical Battle

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Crowd to Lift Bulls for Local Duel Test; Coach Kicks off Tactical Battle

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Byline: DAVID LEMS

game DAY

Tonight: Local derbies Co Ipswich City v Western Spirit at Sutton Park, Brassall. Reserve grade kicks off at 4.45pm with main game at 7pm.

Tomorrow: Ipswich Knights v Albany Creek at Eric Evans Reserve, Bundamba. Division 1 game at 3pm after Reserves clash at 12.45pm.

Latest points (games played in brackets): 1. Mitchelton 29 (12), 2. Albany Creek 25 (12), 3. Southside Eagles 24 (12),

4. Pine Rivers Utd 20 (10),

5. Logan 20 (11) , 6. Moggill 15 (12), 7. Ipswich Knights 15 (11), 8. Pine Hills 15 (11),

9. Rocklea Utd 15 (13),

10. Western Spirit 14 (11),

11. Brisbane Force 12 (11), 12. Mt Gravatt 11 (12),

13. Ipswich City 9 (13),

14. Slacks Creek 5 (11).

HAVING ambushed Western Spirit once already this season, the Ipswich City Bulls are bracing for a home ground repeat performance in tonight's Division 1 local derby at Brassall.

However, after coming from 2-0 down to win their season-opener 3-2 at Goodna, the Bulls are anxious to score first for a change.

Bulls co-coach Nev O'Sullivan was keeping his final line-up under wraps for the showdown at Sutton Park.

With an expected vocal crowd willing on the Bulls, O'Sullivan was confident of another tenacious effort against Spirit.

C[pounds sterling]We've got everyone on deck and there's no injury problems,C[yen] O'Sullivan said.

C[pounds sterling]It's just picking a starting 11.C[yen]

O'Sullivan said Scott Hyland would probably start on the bench as a fresh impact player in an unchanged team from last Saturday night's 3-1 loss to Albany Creek.

But he's guarding his team formation until match day.

The Ipswich City Football Club sponsors night is being held to coincide with the local derbies at 4.45pm and 7pm.

Sponsors nights in recent years have attracted excellent crowds, adding to the local derby experience. …

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