IGS shoots for GPS title in duel with Nudgee
IPSWICH Grammar School put their GPS title hopes on the line when they tackle Nudgee in this weekend's top of the table football clash.
The IGS combination travel to Nudgee College fresh from a 3-0 victory over second-placed Toowoomba Grammar.
Nudgee are unbeaten this year and IGS must end their run to have any chance of winning the title.
In last weekend's round 6 GPS clash, IGS showed they were ready for the match with a classy team goal within 15 seconds of the opening whistle.
Aaron Montoro, recently dubbed "Super-sub", earned a call-up to the starting team and he didn't disappoint with a good finish after some great team lead-up work.
The goal was started by right fullback Josh Murphy and included a quality passing sequence between Joseph Duckworth and Carlton Fritz. The dangerous Fritz hit yet another pin point cross and Montoro finished the goal well.
Ipswich Grammar's second goal came from sheer determination as Tom Webster pressured the goalkeeper and found himself in front of an open goal. Webster calmly slotted to ball in the net which saw IGS go into the break for the third time this season with a 2-0 lead.
Despite a halftime talk from coach Jamie Morgan, IGS was nearly caught napping at the second half.
TGS had a great opportunity in the opening seconds to return the favour to the Ipswich boys.
However, Toowoomba were unable to capitalise on the opportunity.
IGS finished the better of the two sides as the super strong Webster again showed great determination in the box to beat a couple of defenders and then cut the ball back for Kyle Lewendon to get his name on the scoresheet. Lewendon was enjoying some time further up the park after being pushed forward from his starting position at left back.
"It really was a great team win, there were no passengers today,'' Morgan said.
"I am just so pleased the boys are seeing the rewards for all their effort. They trained really hard this week.''
Morgan praised goalkeeper Mick Wilson for an outstanding game.