ECU Joondalup Academy Results – Week 9, 10 and Cup

ECU Joondalup Academy Results – Week 9, 10 and Cup

Posted on June 13, 2015 in 'News'

The ECU Joondalup Academy teams were in action against Subiaco AFC  in Week 9, and Cockburn City in Week 10 of the PS4 National Premier League WA, as well as Cool Ridge Cup games. Here are the results and coaches comments on the games.

Under 12’s

It’s a busy time for Brian McLathie’s under 12’s playing catch-up and cup games. They continued their good form in the league with a good 4-0 win against Subiaco (May 31), with all four goals coming from man of the match Harry Fletcher. “Credit should go to Subiaco, while not the best side we have played, definitely the best organised,” Coach Brian McLatchie said.

They then backed up to play Bayswater city on Monday (June 1), and ran out 2-1 winners with Euan Blair and Covey Smith on target. “The game was not as close as the scoreline suggests, but they definitely made it hard for us,” McLatchie said. “A positive sign for us is the form of Fraser Houghton, who has come onto a game with two good performances over the weekend.”

The under 12’s are three quarter of the way through four games in five days. On Saturday (June 6) they had a comfortable 8-1 win against Sorrento Division One side in the cup, with the coach bringing in Kaelan Majekodunm and Aston Montgomery from the under 11’s and both did very well.

Then on Sunday (June 7) they had a hard fought 5-2 win against Cockburn City at Beale Park. On target were Covey Smith with a hat trick, and Harry Fletcher with a double. “It was a great first half, but the fatigue took over in the second and we lost two shocking goal,” McLathie said.

They were in action again on Monday (June 8), in the last of the catch up games from April and ran out 4-0 winners against Balcatta, with goals from Kaelan Majekodunm, a 30-yard screamer from Euan Blair, and others to Seb Gomes and Covey Smith. “This game was the best of the weekend’s games,” McLatchie said. “They (Balcatta) had only lost once this season, but a superb second half performance blew them away. It was by far our best performance of the season, with everyone playing their part.”

Under 13’s

The Under 13’s were beaten by Subiaco AFC 3-1 (May 31) “We defended poorly on the day which was disappointing,” Coach Charlie Comyn-Platt said. Kade Fearnall scored again.

They progressed to the next round of the cup with 2-1 win against Olympic Kingsway, before drawing 1-1 with Cockburn in the league.

Under 14’s

The Under 14’s were held in a hard fought 2-2 by Subiaco AFC (May 31). On target were Morgan Cooper and Fraser Horne. “The first half was a very even contest between both teams creating chances,” Coach Willie Herd said.

“The second half was one way traffic ECU having the lion’s share of possession and chances but we had to settle for a share of the points.” Best on ground – Morgan Cooper

The under 14’s progressed to the next round of the cup with a 5-0 win against Quinns FC (June 6), with goals from Morgan Cooper, Ewan Fawcett and a hat trick from Ciaran Bramwell. Best on Ground – Ben Gan

In the league on Sunday they beat Cockburn City 1-0 (June 7). “We scored the goal in the first ten minutes with Josh Carroll on target, but we were not at our best and we were very disappointed with the lads’ performance,” Herd said.

Under 15’s

The Under 15’s produced their best performance of the season but still were beaten 1-0 by Subiaco AFC on (May 31). “We played the unbeaten team yet I cannot believe they are still unbeaten,” said Coach Willie Herd.

“The lads played fantastic football from back to front and against the run of play we conceded early in the 2nd half and with so many missed opportunities it wasn’t going to be our day.” Best on ground Danny Jones and Corey Hyde

The under 15’s were in cup action on Saturday (June 6) and ran out easy 14-0 winners against Hamersley Rovers Division Three side. “Luke Salmon scored five, Corey Hyde a hat-trick, and other scorers were Liam Hudson, Danny Jones and Zach Welsh, with Luke (Salmon) the best on ground,” Coach Willie Herd said.

On Sunday (June 7) in the league the under 15’s went down 1-2 in a tight contest against Cockburn City at Beale Park. “Cockburn worked hard to make it very difficult for us, and we went 0-2 down early in the second half,” said Herd. “But the lads responded really well in the last 25 minutes, and were unlucky not to get a draw in the end.” The scorer on the day was Luke Salmon and Best on Ground was a tie between Salmon and Liam Hudson.

Under 16’s

The under 16’s were beaten by a last minutes goal, in their 2-1 loss to Subiaco AFC. “It was a tight game with chances at both ends, and I thought our play deserved something from the game,” Coach Steve Amphlett said. Joe Middleton was the scorer of the goal. Last week the under 16’s were beaten 4-2 by Cockburn City.