Jacks looking for points not redemption at Balcatta

Jacks looking for points not redemption at Balcatta

Posted on July 29, 2016 in 'News'

ECU Joondalup will be looking for points not redemption when they visit Grindleford Reserve to take on Balcatta in Week 18 of the PS4 NPLWA.

The Jacks were thrashed by Balcatta in Round 7, but they have been on a good run of form in the last two month. They have stumbled in recent weeks drawing the last two, and assistant Coach David Tough said the draw against Floreat was tough to take. “Yes it was a disappointing result, but as they say in the game, we didn’t get the rub of the green,” he said.

“I thought we had a stone wall penalty that would have made it 3-0, but it was turned down, and the penalty they got was a little questionable, but we hope we can get some decisions from the officials go our way for the rest of the season.”

Tough said the loss to Balcatta earlier in the season was a low point of the season for the club, but he said they need to be on their toes to get anything on Saturday. “The loss at home was a very poor performances from the lads, probably the worst of the season, but that’s taking nothing away from Balcatta who were excellent on the day,” he explained.

“Marc (Anthony) will have his side ready for the game, after recent poor results, but we know we will be in for a tough one, but we are looking forward to it.” In team news Jon Higgins comeback to football has ended the midfielder is out for the rest of the season with injury.

Midfielder Kevin Moon said the draw against Floreat was disappointing, but the weather conditions were awful. “Yes it’s always disappointing letting a 2-0 goal lead slip, but we shot ourselves in the foot by switching off from a set piece just before half time,” he said

“That gave Floreat a lift, but the conditions were not ideal, but we must now look forward to the Balcatta on Saturday.”

Moon didn’t play in the first match but watched from the stands and was impressed with Balcatta, and knows they have tighten up against them on Saturday. “The Balcatta game was one of the first games I watched when I came over, and was really impressed with them,” he explained.

“They looked very dangerous going forward and that’s something we will have to work hard to nullify. At this stage in the season they are all big games and we are determined to continue the good run we are on.”

Balcatta will be looking for a repeat of the result the last time the two sides met, when they came home with 6-3 win. The home side have dropped to eighth on the table and only have won once in their last five games, and with only four points separating them on the table a win for either side will keep their top four aspirations intact.