Armadale v ECU Joondalup – Preview

Armadale v ECU Joondalup – Preview

Posted on May 16, 2014 in 'News'

ECU Joondalup are on the road this week when their travel to Alfred Skeet Oval to take on Armadale n round Nine of the National Premier League -WA (3pm).

After last weeks, come from behind win in the Cool Ridge Cup against Balcatta broke their four game losing streak, Coach dale McCulloch will be looking to end their league drought, but is expecting a tough game. “Armadale is never an easy place to go and get a result, and we know we need to be at best to come away with the points, but I’m confident we can,” he said. “Last week we turned a corner in our season, we created a number of chances and we took a few them which is pleasing.

“We will go there with a game plan, but we can’t take Armadale lightly, if we do we will be punished, and I’ve been telling the players all week at training to stay focused.”

In team news Ryan Lowry returns from suspension, but Veo Human is under an injury cloud.

Armadale sit one place behind Joondalup, but they will be without a number of players, including Sam Loveless, Alec Solomon and skipper Louie Bake, while former ECU strikerJohn Thornley has left the club to join Floreat Athena. They do regain the services of another former ECU player Billy Quinncroft and Mitch Castrilli, as they look to win their first game in six games. “Over the past three weeks we have been in the games for large periods, but have failed to convert our chances and haven’t had the luck on our side, and some refereeing decisions have been unbelievable and to be honest it beggars belief,” said Bamber

“On Saturday we will need to be at best as ECU will be desperate to kick start their season, but I’m confident if we keep to our game plan we can come away with the right result. “

The last time the teams met at Alfred Skeet Oval, the home side ran out to a 4-0 lead at half time, but a second half brace from Stynes, and another to Amphlett  put Joondalup back in the game, but despite a concerted late push they were unable to conjure an equaliser.

The under-18’s kick off at 11am, while the under-20’s kick off at 1pm. – Get along and support the lads!!!!