Bayswater City v ECU Joondalup – Preview

Bayswater City v ECU Joondalup – Preview

Posted on July 13, 2013 in 'News'

ECU Joondalup are on the round this week when they travel to Frank Drago Reserve on Saturday to take on second placed Bayswater City (3pm)

Despite last week’s 2-1 defeat against Floreat Athena, Dale McCulloch was pleased with the way his side fought out the game and were unlucky not take something form the game. “We were good for the opening ten minutes and for the whole second half, it was just a pity we couldn’t find the equaliser,” said McCulloch.

“I was pleased with the attitude of the players, we were all disappointed in the goals we conceded and we’ve spoken about that this week at training.”

“I thought David Caine was great in his debut for the club and he will be better for the run, while Ryan Townsend and Charlie Comyn-Platt are forming a tight defensive partnership.”

McCulloch knows it’s a big challenge taking on Bayswater, especially after they lost last week at Stirling. “It’s a big test for us, but it’s one were looking forward too. We beat them their last season so we go there with a game plan and with confidence to get something from the game,” said McCulloch.

In team news Tommy Jones is out injured, while Tanner Selyer, David Caine and Andy Banks are carrying niggling injuries but should be available.

Bayswater City coach Chris Coyne made an early statement of intent by guiding the club to the Night Series title, their first major trophy in quarter of a century, and the general feeling that’s only the beginning.

The arrival of Steve Burton, Todd Howarth and Trent Kay in combination with the presence of Gustavo Giron-Maralunda, John Kearney and Patrick Quinn is alone reason enough to indicate how serious they are of challenging for all honours.

In goal the experienced Devon Spence pins a tight defence with Kay, Quinn, Kearney and Larry Miller, Paul McCarthy and Jamie Coyne and James Isaia form a solid midfield, while Maralunda, Gustavo Catarcione, Damien Catalano and Brian Farrell give the City side a well-balanced look.