Ryan's sharpshooting keeps Bulls charging

ANOTHER four-goal haul by valuable recruit Ryan Adekoya New has kept Ipswich City's top two football hopes alive.

Adekoya New took his scoring tally to 16 this season, being the team's leading goal-getter after 11 matches in the Capital League 2 competition.

The 6-2 victory over Park Ridge at Sutton Park on Saturday night came after another regular goal scorer Dane Grant was sent off in the second half for dissent.

While disappointed with that decision, Bulls coach Norbert Duga was pleased how his team is finding the net this season.

"We played good football but again we conceded two goals which is disappointing,'' he said.

"We just have to keep the momentum going.

"I was pretty happy with how we played this week in the second half.

"We generally come out in the second half and put teams away.''

Duga said his team's main challenge was being more solid in the first half, having the fitness and pace to complete games.

The Bulls Reserves earlier thrashed the visitors 11-0.

Across town at Goodna, Western Spirit's top side lost 2-1 to Pine Hills.

However, a positive for the team was the return of Dylan Goodman from a facial injury. Goodman continued where he left off before getting hurt, scoring at Kippen Park.

In their next CL2 matches, Spirit tackles home team Brisbane Phoenix on Friday night before the Bulls play Pine Hills away on Saturday night.

State of play

CL2: Ipswich City 6 (Ryan Adekoya New 4, own goal) d Park Ridge 2; Pine Hills 2 d Western Spirit 1 (Dylan Goodman).

Reserves: Ipswich City d Park Ridge 11-0, Pine Hills d Western Spirit 4-2.