ECU Joondalup v Subiaco AFC – Preview

ECU Joondalup v Subiaco AFC – Preview

Posted on May 31, 2014 in 'News'

ECU Joondalup are back at home on Saturday when they take on newcomers to the league Subiaco AFC, in Week 11 of the National Premier League-WA at the ECU Football Arena (3pm)

ECU team manager Craig Stephenson is looking forward to the game and building on the confidence the side has shown in the last month.  “We have had some positive results in the last couple of weeks with wins over Balcatta in the cup and away at Armadale in the league,” he said.

“Last week we were disappointed with the result at Stirling, even though the commitment and spirit shown by the boys was excellent.”

He knows Subiaco are still finding their feet in the NPL, but is expecting a tough game against former ECU player Gerry McEwan’s side. “Despite being a new addition to the NPL, Subiaco has been playing some good football and will no doubt be looking to take the game to us. We have the upmost respect for Subiaco and will be looking to make this a difficult to place to come and get a result,” Stephenson said.

“Even with the disappointment of the result on the weekend, the boys have been buoyed by their performance and have been working extremely hard on the training track to ensure we eradicate little mistakes that crept into last week’s game.”

In team news, defender Charlie Comyn-Platt should return from injury, while Danny Dixon is fit after limping off last week at Stirling.

Subiaco arrive at the Arena after conceding a late goal last week against Perth SC, to go down 1-0. They are yet to win in the league this season, but their performances have been improving each week.

In team news Ger Fitzgerald and George Tchami both return from suspension, but Laurence Gaughan is still out injured, and Jordan Rhodes and Alex Randell are unavailable.

The under 18’s kick off at 11am. They sit in second place on the table, level on points with Subiaco, so it should be a great game to kick off proceedings on Saturday. The under 20’s have the chance to move into the top five with a win against Subiaco, they kick off at 1pm.