Local derby sees Springfield dominate scoreboard
IPSWICH gave cross-town rivals Springfield a taste of finals football with a huge turnout from the club’s supporters on Saturday.
With the Reserve grade Pegg Cup side hosting their final game of the season as well as the Rangers Old Boys day, the atmosphere was well behind the home team at Woodend Park.
Unfortunately the Hawks were undaunted by the situation and held the Rangers to nil in both grades.
The dual victories put Springfield firmly in fourth place in Pegg Cup. Their 13-game winning streak keeps the defending premiers firmly on top of the Barber Cup competition.
“It was a good win especially with how well Ipswich played in the first half,” Springfield Barber Cup coach Jeremy Clark said. “We couldn’t seem to break them but the pleasing thing was how the boys attacked the second half.
“With the finals only a few weeks away it’s good to know in those situations the team can lift and come home strong.”
Ipswich Rangers president Jason Dutton proved no task is too small for the clubman as he took over as trainer for the day.
His experience with dodgy knees would come in handy as Rangers captain Tom Dwyer was cut down coming out of fullback and had to be helped from the field.
Things went from bad to worse for the home team after losing a second player to a red card before half time. A player down, the Rangers defence was put under the pump by the Hawks destructive attack.
The polish missing from their first half performance finding it’s way through to post a 55-0 final score.
Goodna produced a 43-22 win over Beenleigh in the Barber Cup after the Pegg side went down 20-10 to Brisbane Hustlers.
State of play
Springfield Hawks 55 def Ipswich Rangers 0 at Woodend Park.
Goodna Gladiators 43 def Beenleigh 22 at Windaroo Oval, Beenleigh.
Brisbane Hustlers 20 def Goodna Gladiators 10 at CP Bottomley Park, Easts RFC.
Springfield Hawks 57 def Ipswich Rangers 0 at Woodend Park.