Gladiators finish Cup battle with finesse
THE Gladstone Gladiators under- 13 side finished its Champions Cup campaign in fine style with a 5-0 win over Ipswich at the Gold Coast yesterday.
Again playing with just one re- serve on the bench after Dominic Tanner broke his foot earlier in the week, the Gladiators turned on the attacking spark in the sec- ond half yesterday after leading 1- 0 at halftime.
The victory gave Gladstone two wins, a draw and two losses for the championships, leaving it in equal third spot in its pool ? not enough to secure a spot in today's finals. The Gladiators led 1-0 at halftime courtesy of a successful strike by Garth Lawrie.
Gladstone then unleashed its most productive half of football for the week, adding four goals in- cluding a double to Andy Bates and others to Aaron Chilcott and Luke Woof.
Team manager Ross Tanner, Dominic's father, said the side had combined well against Ips- wich, producing an outstanding passing game and finishing off their chances well.