Jacks in Cup action on Monday

Jacks in Cup action on Monday

Posted on April 17, 2017 in 'News'

ECU Joondalup sides are in cup action on Easter Monday with all three teams playing at the ECU Football Stadium.

The first team host Football West Division Two side Morley Windmills in the fourth Round of the Westfield FFA Cup (3pm), while the under 18’s and 20’s meet Melville City in the State League Cup first Round, the 18’s kick off at 10.45am, with the 20’s at 12.45pm

McCulloch said they want to have a good Cup run and don’t want it to end at the first hurdle like last season. “We go into Monday’s game after a big game at Bayswater on the weekend, but we have to be switched,” he said. “We paid the price last season for taking our foot of the pedal and we’re beaten by Dianella White Eagles at the same stage.

“Morley will come here with nothing to lose, and have a number of decent players, so it’s up to us to put in a strong performance and get in the hat for the next round. Cup football is a great leveler we need to start well and if we do we can get the right result.”

Under 20’s Coach Mark Scanlan said Melville will be a big challenge. “Melville is a club with a reputation for developing and nurturing young players that is similar to our own at ECU. They’ve got a terrific junior set up with massive numbers of kids who I think will be a real force to be reckoned with in the coming years here in WA,” he said.

“Our Under 20’s Captain Logan McIsaac joined us from Melville in the off season, he’s a real credit to the work of the coaches at Melville because since joining us he’s gone from strength to strength and is now playing in our first team. We look forward to what I hope will be an entertaining cup game.”

Pickering said it’s tough playing two games in three day’s but he said it’s a big challenge and his players are looking forward to it. “We are looking forward to the cup game and it’s always good to have a cup run, but to back from a tough game at Bayswater is difficult but the players are ready for the challenge, and hopefully we can move into the next round.”