ECU Academy – Week One NPL Review

ECU Academy – Week One NPL Review

Posted on April 2, 2015 in 'News'

ECU Joondalup Academy sides opened their NPL-WA season with away games against Perth Soccer Club.

Full results and Coaches comments:

Under 12’s – Won 4-1

A good 4-1 win against one of the stronger sides. They played some good football for the first time in four games which pleased Coach Brian McLatchie. On target were Harry Fletcher, Covey Smith, Frazer Houghton and Daniel Faichney.

Under 13’s – Won 1-0

The under 13’s won 1-0, in an exciting game and Coach Charlie Comyn-Platt said the attitude of the whole side was excellent.  Cody Bingam came off the bench to score the winner in the second half. It was an excellent defensive display.

Under 14’s – Won 1-0

A great start to the season with a fantastic team effort, and the coach said it was a surprising victory, after a very average pre-season. The players played some great football and showed great fighting qualities and a fantastic solo effort from Ewan Fawcett won the match. Best on the ground was Kieran Coyne, with Miki Imre, Josh Caroll and Brad Rothwell also good on the day.

Under 15’s – Drew 1-1

Coach Willie Herd said it was a very close contest between two well organised teams.

“We started very slow and they looked a lot sharper in the first half playing a good brand of football,” he said. “Early in the second half Perth scored with a penalty, and that is when we woke up and started to play football, playing out from the back with fantastic midfield play and good combination play up front. We levelled the scoring from a thumping drive from Man of the Match Liam Hudson. Other good performers on the day were Scott

McErlain, Luke Surtees and Johan Moritzsilva. Well done boys

Under 16’s – Lost 0-3

It was a close first half, with ECU missing a host of chances, but went 1-0 down against the run of play. With the side chasing the game they tired, after a number of players had backed up after playing for the 18’s, and we were caught on the break twice more.