Inglewood United v ECU Joondalup – Preview

Inglewood United v ECU Joondalup – Preview

Posted on September 7, 2013 in 'News'

The 2013 All Flags Premier League season comes to an end for ECU Joondalup on Saturday, when they travel to the Intiga Stadium to take on Inglewood United. (3pm)

Joondalup are in a rich vein of form, and are unbeaten in six games, and coach Dale McCulloch is looking forward to ending the season with a win. “Saturday is the last game of the season, but we will be looking to continue our recent good form,” said McCulloch.

“Inglewood will be desperate for the three points as they look to make the end of season finals, but we head there full of confidence and looking to end the season on a high.”

McCulloch, took over as coach in round 14, has been delighted the way the players have worked since he took over and believes the mix between experience and youth is good.

“The players have all responded magnificently since I took over the coaching position and the club are in a good position heading into the inaugural National Premier League next season,” he said.

“We are now seeing the young players coming up through our academies and showing me they deserve to be playing senior football. We have some young talented footballers at our club, and even if they are 16/17, like Joe Knowles and Jack Oldham, if they are good enough it doesn’t matter how old they are, I will select them.”

In team news for Joondalup Jon Higgins and Tanner Selyer return to the side after both missing last week’s 1-0 win against Perth SC.

Inglewood are pushing for a spot in the top five finals, and they need to win on Saturday and hope Perth beat Floreat Athena.

Former Perth SC trio Luke Martino, Shaun Kilkelly and Craig Simpson anchor an intimidating defensive unit with the of creativity of Ryan Clarke, Alex Caniglia, Andrija Jukic and James Sammut sure to keep opposing sides on high alert as Inglewood push into the final third of the park.

Scottish import Danny Thomson, former ECU’s Shane Pickering, David Perich, Greg Sharland and Michael Baczynski add stability in the middle of the park.