ECU Juniors continue march through the finals

ECU Juniors continue march through the finals

Posted on September 2, 2016 in 'News'

ECU Joondalup junior sides are back in Finals action this weekend with four teams taking part in week 2 of the competition. Unfortunately ECU under 13’s bowed out of the Finals last week after a 1-0 loss against Perth Glory. It was a disappointing end of the season for Nik Silsby and his players, but it has been a stellar 2016 for the youngster’s winning the league and State Cup double.

Willie Kelly’s under 12’s  ran out 2-0 winners against Cockburn City, with Toby Smith scoring twice,  and will take on Perth Glory at Walter Road Reserve B, Inglewood on Sunday (9.00am)

ECU under 14’s won 1-0 against Subiaco with Ciaran Bramwell on target.  This week they take on Stirling Lions at Walter Road Reserve B, Inglewood on Sunday (11.45am) “It was a strong showing from the lads, we played some good football from the first to the last whistle, with every player putting in a shift,” assistant Coach Jesse Hesford said . We’re proud of the boys and all the credit goes to them.”

ECU under 15’s beat Cockburn 6-1, with Ewan Fawcett, Blake Burgess 2, Joe Murphy, Faiser 2 on target and this week they take on Perth Glory at Inglewood Stadium on Sunday (9.30am)  “We got the job done and through to the semi-Final in tough conditions,” assistant Coach Jesse Hesford said. “The boys know they can play a better passing game but delighted to be through, especially after Cockburn came out on fire early. We were 1-0 down but after settling our nerves we took our chances in the second half to win it.”

The under 16’s also progressed to the next round with an emphatic 5-1 win against Perth Glory last weekend. Luke Salmon – Liam Hudson – Declan Hudson 2 – Joe Bibby were on target. “Delighted with the result and is just reward for the effort and application all the players delivered “The group worked hard in training in defining or approach to the game executing our game plan Sunday to gain the result,” Coach Howard Tweats said. “To overcome Glory we knew we had to nullify their strengths especially around the structured passing game they play. From the first whistle we employed a high tempo pressing game which succeeded in suffocating our opponents relentlessly, in possession we retained the ball well and created a great number of chances, despite a poor surface. Falling behind against the run of play did not disrupt the groups’ focus which was commendable and in the end a dominant performance delivered a deserved result. This week the under 16’s take on Balcatta at Inglewood Stadium 11.00am)