Jacks Under 18’s and 20’s both beat Floreat Athena

Jacks Under 18’s and 20’s both beat Floreat Athena

Posted on July 22, 2016 in 'News'

It was another huge weekend for ECU Joondalup under18’s and 20’s with both recording big victories against Floreat Athena in week 17 of the PS4 NPLWA.

It started early with Paul Welch’s under 18’s having to come from behind to beat Floreat 4-3.  The Coach said it was important to win after a good result last time out against the league leaders. “I said it meant nothing if we didn’t back up the Stirling result and cement our place in the top 4 and that we did winning the game 4-3,” Welch said.

“We had to come from behind three times which shows that this group of players this TEAM is working for each other and go right to the end. We had Corey Hyde to thank with a brace of goals, Jacob Jones and the deserved winner from Ryan Charles, a header from a corner.

We have a week’s break to get everybody back and rested to go again against Balcatta next time out. The 18’s team look forward to seeing the cup back at the ECU clubhouse next week, good luck to the Under 20’s boys on Saturday.”

Howard Tweets Under 20’s had great preparation for tomorrow’s Cool Ridge Reserves Cup Final with Bayswater City, with a 5-1 win against Floreat Athena. The Coach was delighted with the performance. “In our last outing against Floreat again we delivered contrasting performances per half. Admittedly we experimented with our playing shape and structure, combined with players returning to the squad, the 1st half was a tight affair with us failing to take full control and dictate affairs,” he said.

“Before half time an incisive attack brought us a goal with virtually the last kick of the half. During the break we changed personnel and returned to a more comfortable formation which resulted in us taking full control of the game. A more controlled approach, utilising the ball better our attacks became more threatening.

“Contrast to the Stirling game we showed a lot more composure in front of goal and scored with some clinical finishes, the best of the crop a combination of passes culminating in Bayley scoring with a quality header. Once again James Owen found the net, keeping scoring form ahead of the final. If the group can add consistency to performances for 90 minutes moving forward for such a young evolving group they will pose formidable opponents for whoever they meet.”