Bramwell and Jackson help WA to Runners-up spot

Bramwell and Jackson help WA to Runners-up spot

Posted on October 14, 2016 in 'News'

ECU Joondalup duo George Jackson and Ciaran Bramwell have helped the West Australian Under 14’s side to a runners-up spot in the National Championships in Coffs Harbour.

The WA youngster were pipped for the title by only one point by Vic Metro, and striker Bramwell, who bagged a goal against South Australia to help the side to 4-0 win on day four, said it was good tournament for the WA side.

“We played six matches, winning four and drawing the other two, so to go through the tournament undefeated was a great effort,” he explained. “I played in all the games, a full game against South Australia, where I opened the scoring, and five half games.

“I really enjoyed the experience and it was a great tournament. All of the other state teams had some talented players and it was a good result for WA. Being able to play with, and against some of the best players in the country was fantastic.”

Jackson also enjoyed the trip, but a serious injury in the final game but a dampener on it for the keeper. “It was a great experience for me, and I really enjoyed it,” he explained.

“The pace and quality of football was another level to the NPL, and all the matches were tough and could have gone either way. Unfortunately in the last minute of the last game I broke my arm making a save, which wasn’t how I wanted to end the tournament.”

 

The ECU custodian said his highlight of the tournament was the last game against a strong NSW Metro side. “I played three full games against Vic Metro, NNSW, and NSW Metro and I was happy with my performances,” he explained. “I felt I didn’t make any mistakes and I made some important saves.

“My highlight was against NSW Metro, a game we needed to win to keep our hopes of winning the tournament. We were 2-1 up with five minutes to play and I pulled off two important saves to keep our lead.”

Well done boys, a great achievement – Results are below

National Youth Championships Results

Day One

U14: WA 4 (Ostler 2, Leonard 2) Vic Metro 1.

Day Two

U14: WA 1 (Muir) QLD Metro 1

Day Three

U14: WA 2 (Ostler, Petrie) NNSW Metro 2

U14: ACT 2 WA 4 (Warland, Leonard, Ostler, Walsh)

Day Four

U14: SA 0 WA 4 (Bramwell, Ostler, Leonard, Muir)

Day Five

U14: WA 2 (Leonard, De Arajuo) NSW Metro 1

U14’s Squad: 1 Jacob Range; 2 Jayden Lam; 3 Daniel Walsh; 4 Riley Warland; 5 Nick McDonald; 6 Ben Jones; 7 Trent Ostler; 8 Mali de Araujo; 9 Ciaran Bramwell; 10 Oscar Barry; 11 Dylan Leonard; 12 Kaidyn Watt; 13 Jason Petrie; 14 Jacob Muir; 15 Mason Tatafu; 16 George Jackson

Coach: Mitchell Prentice

Assistant coach: Matthew Brook

Manager: Gary Church

Technical Manager: Cris Ola