Young Jacks set for Cool Ridge Reserves Cup Final

Young Jacks set for Cool Ridge Reserves Cup Final

Posted on July 22, 2016 in 'News'

On Saturday ECU Joondalup’s under 20’s meet Bayswater City in the Cool Ridge Reserves Cup Final at Dorrien Gardens. (12.45pm)

Jacks under 20’s Coach Howard Tweets said Saturday’s opponents are playing well and the league table doesn’t lie. “By right and with merit Bayswater sit top of the 20’s league currently and will arrive at the final with confidence,” he said.

“Having played out a 1-1 draw earlier this season the nature of the game was a rather flat lack luster affair from both sides and I don’t think either myself or Chris learned a great deal from the game.”

Tweets said they head into the game as underdogs in many peoples eye’s but he confident his young side can get the job done. “Being lower on the ladder will in many eyes promote Bayswater as favourites for success, which will suit us not having to live up to that expectation,” he explained.

“We know they have some quality players available to them and on the whole probably slightly older having that little more experience, and bar Todd and our Skipper Moltz, our squad is aged 18 and under, so reaching the final has instilled a great deal of confidence in the younger players.”

Whatever happens on Saturday Tweets and his assistant Mike Fisher said they already winners. “If they control their emotion for the day and individually deliver solid performances we will be competitive and have every chance of causing an upset,” he said.

“The group are already winners in our eyes, the path they had to take to reach the final and the performances displayed along the way serve the squad with nothing to prove, only to enjoy their day. However if the players hit their peaks again, I’m sure it will be a spectacle for all.”

The last word a coach say’s to his players before the game is important, especially on Cup-Final day and Tweets said there will be content on the day that’s exclusive for the dressing room, but he will give the players confidence and tell them to go out and shine. “Openly, the instruction will contain a message around play with no inhibitions, give all you can in passion, energy and intensity,” he said.

“A final is a stage, with family, friends and supporters present, and importantly the prying eyes Managers and Coaches, so as a young player now is the time to shine, deliver a performance they are proud of and show all mentioned that they as a player have arrived.”

From everyone at the club good look to Howard, Mike and the players, and if you can get along and support the young Jacks and lets bring home the trophy – ‘The Pride of the North’. – Kick off is 12.45pm at Dorrien Gardens the home of Perth Soccer Club.