Jacks home in nine goal thriller

Jacks home in nine goal thriller

Posted on September 4, 2016 in 'News'

ECU Joondalup moved into the Preliminary final of the West Australian Top Four Cup after a thrilling extra time 5-4 win against Floreat Athena at a packed ECU Football Stadium.

Nearly a 1,000 fans were on hand to witness one of the best games of the season. The Jacks had dominated early but missed chances cost them, with Floreat racing to a two-goal lead at the break with former ECU midfielder Jonathan Stynes and Cameron Yorke on target. (Photo – Paddy Doyle celebrates his opening goal with Rikki Smith)

But the home side hit back with two goals from Paddy Doyle and Rikki Smith in the first three minutes of the second half drew them level. But it looked like Stynes second had won it for Floreat, but a late equaliser from Shane Pickering took the game into extra time.

In a dramatic end-to-end encounter Lewis McMahon but Floreat back in the driver’s seat before substitute Michael McDougall levelled before Daryl Nicol won it three minutes from time.

More to come plus Coach and Players comments………………..

Credentia Construction Man of the Match – Steven McGarry

West Australian Top Four Cup – Minor Semi-Final

ECU Joondalup 5 (Doyle 46 Mins, Smith 48, Pickering 95, McDougall 101, Nicol 117)

Floreat Athena 4 (Stynes 42 Mins, 65, Yorke 44, McMahon 98) – After Extra Time

ECU Joondalup: GK Lewis ITALIANO, 2 Ryan LOWRY, 3 Rikki SMITH, 4 Steven MCGARRY, 5 Andy HIGGINS, 6 Shane PICKERING (8 Ollie ANNIS 102’), 9 Daryl NICOL, 11 Cian HIRRELL, 13 Tommy AMPHLETT, 17 Kevin MOON (15 Michael MCDOUGALL 68’), 19 Paddy DOYLE (7 Jayden DRUMMOND 76’) – Subs not used: RGK Todd HOYLE, 12 Ryan MCDARBY – Yellow Cards: Smith 40’, Amphlett 93’

Floreat Athena: GK Jason SALDARIS. 2 Shaun TIMMINS, 3 Blair GOVAN, 6 Clayton ARNEZ (18 Phillip ARNOLD 55’), 8 Jonathan STYNES, 9 Robert GASPER, 14 Ludovic BOI (11 Dennis GALAN 76’), 15 Christopher SALDARIS, 17 Dean EVANS, 19 Lewis MCMAHON (4 Andrew SCALDAFERRO 106’), 33 Cameron YORKE – Subs not used: GK Jordan BARBAS, 12 Nathan SCULLY – Yellow Cards: Evans 45+1’, Govan 58’, Timmins 85’

Referee: Michal Jasinski