Goal-scoring rout revitalises Ipswich's GPS prospects

THE momentum that began in the second half against Gregory Terrace continued for Ipswich Grammar School's First XI at Brisbane State High School's grounds last Saturday.

Ipswich Grammar was in complete control of the match, winning 8-0.

"Few forays into the opposition's half did not produce goals for us," said Ipswich's Head of Football Mark Fancourt.

"Sometimes the ball just won't go into the back of the net, and sometimes, like today, every chance came away with rewards."

Ipswich's tally sheet was opened with striker Beau Finlayson calmly slotting a left footer after about 15 minutes. The goal seemed to whet the IGS appetite, particularly for Kyle Lewendon whose aggression on the BSHS defenders and desperation in the 18 yard box, saw him grab the next two goals.

"Our attack was doing everything right but our defence was rock solid,'' coach Jamie Morgan said.

"Even against a penalty. our keeper Alex Finlayson was impenetrable."

Finlayson's save from the spot, their only real opportunity, kept the Brisbane State High slate clean.

Ipswich scored again through Beau Finlayson in the first half from a neatly worked corner, and through Wilfred Kouakou, who ran onto to an excellent ball from classy midfielder Andy Pengelly, before putting it past the keeper.

After the break Ipswich came out hoping to continue where they had left off in the first half.

The goals came initially from two corners and easy put-aways from left back Nick Piper and captain Joe Duckworth.

Ipswich's last goal came from a counter attack. Goal scorer Kouakou became provider to substitute Kye O'Sullivan, who made his first appearance for the Ipswich top team.

"Today was one of those very satisfying days for a coach,'' Morgan said. "Every player did their job. Boys I'd called into the squad to cover injuries were outstanding."

Ipswich's next game is against Brisbane Grammar School on BGS's home turf.