Bayswater City up next for the Jacks

Bayswater City up next for the Jacks

Posted on April 14, 2017 in 'News'

It’s a big weekend of football for ECU Joondalup and it kicks off on Saturday when they travel to the Finance 365 Arena to take on Bayswater City in Week 9 of the PS4 National Premier League (3.00pm)

Both sides are coming off big wins, ECU beating Subiaco 4-1, while Bayswater came away from Joondalup United with a 4-0 win.  Dale McCulloch’s side has happy memories from their last visit to Bayswater, when a Gordon Smith’s second half double helped them to an impressive 3-0 win. Daryl Nicol had given the visitors the lead at the break, but Smith’s 16th and 17th goal of the season, eased them to victory.

Goggsie scored a brace in the home win against Subiaco and the Scottish striker said it was important to back up from their win at Cockburn in week 7. “It was great to get back to back wins against a Subiaco side who have improved since last season,” he said. “They made us earn the points, but we we’re clinical at the correct times which is vital.”

Smith said Bayswater have a great squad, and they are now starting to pick up points, and he is expecting a tight contest. “Bayswater will be a tough. They are favourites for the league and have started to pick up a run of results, but we go into every game concerned about ourselves,” he said. “We are always confident we can beat any team in this league on our day, and Saturday is no different. I’m sure it will be a good game of football.”

McCulloch said they head into game with confidence, but he is well aware of the strengths of the home side. “We are up and about at the moment and go into Saturday’s game full of confidence,” he said. “We’ve worked hard on track this week working on our game plan for Saturday and I know if we play to it we will come away with a result.

“They are a good team and have a good coach, who will have them ready for the game and they will be looking to maintain their recent form. For us it’s about working hard and playing our game and if we do that the result will take care of itself.”

Dean Pickering’s Under 18’s kick off at 11.00am, with Mark Scanlan’s under 20’s at 1.00pm