Lowry back to face a familiar foe

Lowry back to face a familiar foe

Posted on March 5, 2015 in 'News'

ECU Joondalup defender Ryan Lowry missed last week’s 1-0 win against Armadale but he returns to the side to take on his former club, Inglewood United, in the final round robin games in the PS4 NPLWA Night Series at E&D Litis Stadium on Sunday (7pm).

Lowry enjoyed his time at Intiga Stadium, and although both sides can’t make the Semi-Final, he is looking to get one over his former club, as ECU look to prepare for the new season. “I had a couple of seasons at Inglewood, and really enjoyed my time there, they were a great bunch of lads,” he said. “But on Sunday I will do everything I can to claim the three points. We are still looking for a competitive fixture and we want to finish as high in the group as possible. It’s another game to gain fitness so 100% effort will be expected from the boys.”

The 20-year-old, (In action for Perth Glory Youth above) should return to the side this week, but with the good performance of assistant coach David Annall, who came out of retirement to fill in against Armadale, he might have to bide his time. “It was a hard fought win against Armadale, and David came in and did a job for us due to injuries and holidays, and he was brilliant, so I might struggle to get my spot back now,” Lowey joked.

The defender has been impressed the way the youngsters have performed in the PS4 NPLWA Night Series. He has been skipper throughout the competition, and said they never let the side down. “We’ve used a number of the younger lads in the series and they have all done their bit,” he said. “Bayley Brown-Montgomery looked good up front, while Roland Rixer, Harry Bissett, Jack McMaster and Ollie Annis all impressed and has given Dale McCulloch a strong squad to choose from.”

A number of players are set to return in the this week, including new signing Josh Tucker, who has returned to the club, after a season with the Perth Glory NPL side. Charlie Comyn-Platt is back from overseas, while Tommy Amphlett, Jon Higgins and Andy Higgins are back in contention. Joe Smith and Jon Stynes are still a few weeks away after injury, but should be available for the start of the season.

Squads for this weekend:

ECU Joondalup (from): Jamie Serra, Ryan Lowry, Jon Higgins, Charlie Comyn-Platt, Carl Rodgers, Jon Stynes, Jack McMaster, Joe Smith, Guy McDonald, Andy Higgins, Rowdy Yates, Jake Benson-Cooper, Tommy Amphlett, Danny Dixon, Connor Ready, Ronald Rixer, Harrison Bissett, Ash Maynard-Brewer, Andy Banks, Oliver Annis, Ben Wantee, Scott Bushby, Dave Annall.

Inglewood United – (from): Aleks Vrteski, Jason Colli, Scott Witsche, Scott Blackmore, Rikki Smith, Jovo Pavlovic, Matthew Izzo, Ryan Clarke, Greg Sharland, David Sesay, Kenny Keough, Andrija Jukic, James Steedman, Michael Lui, Josh DeMarte, Jarrod McNally, Mark Barnett, Daniel Dols, John Thornley, Abdul Sesay, Mitchell Papas, Hayden Dodgson, Mitchell McClymans, Davide Panaia, James Atkins.