Bayswater City up next for Jacks

Bayswater City up next for Jacks

Posted on July 28, 2017 in 'News'

ECU Joondalup will be looking to get back in the winners circle when they take on the form team of the PS4NPLWA Bayswater City at the ECU Football Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Jacks have slipped off the pace in recent weeks, while Bayswater have turned their form around and sit only one point of the league leaders Inglewood United. It’s been a long time between drinks for the Jacks against City at home the last time we beat them was in round 14 in 2012 when a David Foster penalty gave us a 1-0 win, and three points are vital if we are to keep the top four finals hopes alive.

Former City defender Jack Jones said the players are looking forward to the game and making emends for the 25th anniversary game against when they conceded late to draw. “All the players were really disappointed after last week, we felt let the club down,” he said. “I’m really looking forward to this weekend to make emends, the squad has been training hard throughout the week and hopefully we can carry that out onto the pitch this Saturday and get the three points.”

Jacks assistant coach David Tough said Saturday’s opponents are starting to hit their straps, but he is confident the Jacks can get back to winning ways and end the season well. “We’ve had great games against Bayswater over the years and I expect Saturday to be no different,” he said. “They have some top players and we respect them but were prepared and looking forward to the game. I thought we were really unlucky last week against Stirling, but some decisions went against us, which has been our season to date, but the boys are ready for the last five rounds and we’ll be doing all we can to finish the season well, and you never know what can happen.”

Skipper Jon Higgins said he likes playing the Blue and Blacks and they are ready for another tight encounter. “I always like playing Baysie, who are on a decent run at the moment, the games in the past have always been a good solid contest and usually quite entertaining, both teams have similar strengths and hopefully will make for another cracker,” he said.

“We are in a tricky position at the moment with the league, we need points and definitely lost two of them last week, but the boys as a unit were fantastic though and reacted superbly after the Sorrento result. It’s pretty straight forward now, three points each game till the end of the season and put the pressure on those teams above. Top four is the goal and If we can sneak in I’m positive we can do some damage.”

Get along to support the boys – Under 18’s kick off at 11.00am, under 20’s 1.00pm and the first team at 3.00pm