Confident Bulls meeting football challenge
FOOTBALL: Ipswich City's determined defence and improved depth were showcased in the Bulls' third premiership win of the season.
After some anxious moments with early washouts, the Bulls are steadily climbing the Capital League 1 ladder.
Saturday night's 3-1 win over Moggill at Sutton Park came with some key players out.
Assistant coach Chris Greaves praised the team's performance, built on solid depth.
"We're now feeling pretty comfortable in Capital League,'' he said.
"The boys were knocking the ball around at the back well. We were just looking confident and pretty collected.''
Ever-dangerous striker Jay Kitching scored Ipswich City's first goal making his top team return to the club after a stint with the Ipswich Knights.
Another club comeback player Zygan Condie put the Bulls 2-0 up in the second half after a great finish. He controlled a cross on his chest and found the bottom corner of the net.
Newcomer Ron Batal sealed the victory after Moggill hit back at 2-1.
With regulars Mark Fancourt and Nathan Gee unavailable, Greaves said the Jimmy Allison-captained Bulls combination worked well as a unit.
"It was a game that tested our depth,'' he said, happy the unbeaten Bulls Reserves managed a 1-1 draw.
Midfielder Joel Munn was among the players to step up, doing the physical work needed.
City's latest win also builds on their progress in the FFA Cup knockout competition, where the Bulls are preparing to tackle Football Queensland Premier League side Peninsula next month.
"It was good to back up the result last week as well and get the ball rolling,'' Greaves said.