Bayswater City v ECU Joondalup PS4 NPLWA Preview

Bayswater City v ECU Joondalup PS4 NPLWA Preview

Posted on July 3, 2015 in 'News'

ECU Joondalup head to Champions Bayswater City on Saturday, in Week 13 of the PS4 National Premier League WA. (3pm)

It’s been a difficult time for ECU Coach Dale McCulloch, with injuries and players being unavailable, and a number of players leaving the club. But he said these things happen in football, but they just have to roll up their sleeves and fight through it. “We haven’t had any luck on the injury front for the last month, but it’s slowly turning around and we’re getting some of our senior players back in the squad,” he said.

“All teams go through these situations and it’s how you respond is what’s important. We have a great youth development program at our club and we’ve brought in some of the younger players in to the first team set-up and they have not let me down.”

McCulloch knows Saturday will be a huge test, heading to the Champions who are yet to be beaten in the league this season, but he is looking forward to the challenge. “We played well against Perth last week, and I thought we deserved something from the game, but we switched off late and they won it,” he explained.

“But we managed to get a few of the senior players back on the park, and they will be better for that, and Phil O’Callaghan looked impressive when we came on in the second half, so we head to Bayswater ready for the challenge, and people who know me will know, my team will be up for it.”

In team news central defender Charlie Comyn-Platt returns to the side to bolster the defence, and his return is timely, and with Jon and Andy Higgins also returning the squad is getting back near, to its strongest.

Bayswater City new signing Adam Tong will be looking for a starting spot in the side, after coming off the bench last week. But ECU will have to keep a close eye on Gustavo Giron-Marulanda, who is in a rich vein of goal scoring, and their former player Danny Dixon, who is causing all sides problems down the flanks.