Jacks under 18’s in action tonight

Jacks under 18’s in action tonight

Posted on March 3, 2017 in 'News'

With the extremely hot weather in Perth this weekend forcing the postponement of the First team and under 20’s, the Jacks under 18’s are the team in the spotlight this weekend when they take on Stirling Lions 18’s in week 3 of the PS4NPLWA at the ECU Football Stadium tonight (6.30pm)

The ECU youngsters suffered their first defeat of the season last week, when they were edged out 2-1 by Armadale. !8’s Coach Dean Pickering said it’s a big game for his side as they look to bounce back from last week’s loss.

“Tonight’s game is a big game for us, after coming off a disappointing result last weekend,” he said. “After such a pleasing performance in round one and to let it slip last week it wasn’t a great feeling and the players have worked hard this week on the training ground to make things right.”

Stirling drew 2-2 in their opening game against Floreat Athena, and were beaten 3-5 by Perth SC last weekend, but Pickering knows it will be a well-organised Stirling side. “We know they (Stirling) are going to be a tough task, but it’s one we will not shy away from,” he said.

“The players are up for it and are ready to go and put in a solid performance from start to end. We’re all looking forward to the challenge and it’s good to have players returning from injury and sickness to bolster the squad.”

Entry to tonight’s game is free – Get along and support the Jacks youngsters