Bulls deal with tired legs to secure vital victory
FOOTBALL: Ipswich City Bulls captain Mark Fancourt was among the players feeling the pinch late in his team's latest victory.
After a 120 minute performance winning Tuesday night's FFA Cup game in extra-time, the Bulls were tested backing up in the Capital League 1 premiership.
However, Fancourt was encouraged by his team's commitment in the 3-0 victory over Oxley United at Dunlop Park.
"The boys played well,'' Fancourt said, reflecting on what was needed after the Bulls' 2-1 win over New Farm through the week.
"It took us a little while to get going.''
Striker Fancourt scored his team's first goal before attacking teammate Zygan Condie and midfielder Michael Ward completed the job.
It was the Bulls' second win of the CL1 season, along with a draw and a loss.
"We've got a few tired legs running around at the moment but it's going really well,'' Fancourt said.
Experienced campaigner Fancourt has returned to the Bulls this season after a break last year.
"It's exciting to be back and I'm really enjoying my football,'' the loyal clubman said.
"And just being in that top side again is a thrill.''
But like his teammates, he's hoping for a less strenuous week before the Bulls' next match. That is against Moggill at Sutton Park on Saturday night.
Western Spirit's CL1 match against Caboolture on Saturday night was washed out. That leaves Spirit with three matches to be replayed after earlier washouts against the Bulls and Annerley.
However, the Ipswich City Bulls women continued their unbeaten run in the Brisbane Premier League competition by beating Virginia 2-0 at Albert Bishop Park on Saturday.
State of play
CL1: Ipswich City 3 (Mark Fancourt, Zygan Condie, Michael Ward) def Oxley United 0. Reserves: Ipswich City def Oxley United 3-1.
WBPL: Ipswich City 2 (Nikki Cox, Shani Wilton) def Virginia 0.
Reserves: Virginia def Ipswich City 4-2.