Jacks meet Armadale in home season opener

Jacks meet Armadale in home season opener

Posted on March 25, 2016 in 'News'

ECU Joondalup play their first PS4 National Premier League WA home game of the season on Saturday when they entertain Armadale at the ECU Football Stadium (3pm).

Both sides will be looking to kick start their seasons after losses in the opening round, the Jacks were beaten in the local derby at Sorrento, while Armadale were beaten 4-1 at home by Perth SC.

Gordon Smith will make his ECU debut on Saturday, the former Dumbarton and Hearts striker missed the loss at Sorrento due to suspension, and is looking forward to get started.

“I was very disappointed to miss last week and wasn’t aware that the bookings carried on to the league games otherwise I wouldn’t have played the last game of the night series on a booking,” he explained.

“But it’s done now and I can’t wait for this Saturday, and if we play the way we know we can we will have a great chance of winning three points.”

Armadale beat ECU in the Night series and Smith said they were good that night, but he believes Joondalup are gelling well, and hope to start their home games with a win.

“We didn’t turn up that night, but that result will give us the motivation to put things right,” he said. “We’ve not had the rub of the green at times but no excuses for Saturday and we need to start our home games with a win.”

Coach Dale McCulloch is looking for an improvement on Saturday against a good Armadale side. “We were beaten by Armadale in the Night Series, and they played well that night, but we will be looking to reverse that on Saturday,” he said.

“Last week we didn’t take our chances and if you don’t do that you won’t win football matches, but we’ve trained well this week and we are looking to start our home games with a win.”

Paul Welch’s under 18’s kick off at 11am, with Howard Tweats under 20’s at 1pm

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