Skipper and keeper delighted with Cup victory

Skipper and keeper delighted with Cup victory

Posted on May 20, 2016 in 'News'

ECU Joondalup under 20’s skipper Ryan Malton and keeper Todd Hoyle were outstanding as the Jacks beat Perth Glory to reach the Football West State League Reserves Cup Semi-Final.

Hoyle was outstanding between the sticks, while skipper Malton was part of an excellent defensive performance, and both were delighted the way the side had performed against a good Glory outfit.

Malton said it was a great team performance. “We worked hard for 100 minutes, we were switched on and were determined to get the result, and I thought we played some good football,” he said.

The Jacks were hammered 6-0 by the Glory last week in the league, but Malton said they were a completely different side and were confident they could get a result. “The lads missing last week came back and we worked on the shape the coach wanted us to play all week at training, and it worked well for us. We rode our luck at times during the game but we scored the goal that counted,” he said.

“We defended well today and I can’t fault the players, Todd made some crucial saves at important times for us today. We knew how they played and we came out and played a different way today and stuck to our game plan and got the rewards in the end.”

Hoyle was the Man of the Match, the former Sorrento custodian produced a number of saves including several one-on-ones, and he said it was a great team performance. “It was a great result for us, we had that never say die attitude, and we’re lucky enough to be rewarded for it in the dying seconds,” he said.

“It’s always nice to have a good game and help the side over the line, and it builds a bit of confidence within me. But at the end of the day it’s a team game and I think on Saturday we dug deep and got the result and a place in the Semi-final.”