Jacks awarded the points against the Glory

Jacks awarded the points against the Glory

Posted on May 12, 2017 in 'News'

ECU Joondalup moved to third on the PS4 National Premier League on Thursday evening without playing a game. The 2-2 draw against Perth Glory last weekend has been overturned to a 3-0 win by Football West, after the Glory played an ineligible player.

Former ECU junior player Brandon Wilson was the player involved, and the Glory had their appeal against the decision dismissed on Thursday night.

ECU Joondalup President Steve Wheatley said it is what it is. “It’s not the way we want to win games of football, but rules are rules,” he said. “It’s a real schoolboy error from the club, which is unfortunate because I thought they played really well in the game and deserved something from it, but it is what it is.”

Assistant Coach David Tough echoed  Wheatley’s comments. “It was a surprise to us to be awarded the 3 points but Football West have picked up a discrepancy in Perth Glory’s line up,” he said.

“The rules are in place for all clubs in the NPL to abide by and if we had made the same mistake Perth Glory would have been awarded the 3 points. The Player in question was the best player on the park at the weekend and 100% influenced the result.”