Mixed results at Armadale for Jacks

Mixed results at Armadale for Jacks

Posted on June 9, 2017 in 'News'

The first team came home with the three points at Armadale last week, but the other sides had disappointing results.

Photo – Jacks celebrate Ethan Kerridge’s goal at Armadale) – It was a day to forget for Dean Pickering’s under 18’s side. They were down 0-3 at the break, but things went from bad to worse in the second, when Jack Lewis was sent off, and Armadale added another four to run out 7-0 winners.

It looked like Mark Scanlan’s 20’s would come home with a win, but a goal with the last kick of the match gave Armadale a share of the spoils.

“Going to Armadale is never easy, and we knew we were in for a very difficult game against a good side. Obviously we’re disappointed with the way that we conceded in the last minute of the game, but a 2-2 draw away from home isn’t the end of the world,” Scanlan said.

“Losing our captain Logan McIsaac at half time to concussion didn’t help. Ben Johns slotted in at Centre Back and didn’t put a foot wrong second half. Tom Hough played the second half for us after playing 90 minutes for the 18’s, I really can’t praise the kid enough, and he’s a coach’s dream, and he’d play all 3 matches on a Saturday if you asked him to.

“Ethan Kerridge notched his 7th goal of the season – which is an impressive return for a defender, so overall I can see plenty of positives from the game against Armadale.”

Scanlan said they head to Stirling in positive mode and looking for the points. “We know that Stirling will be a difficult game for us, they’re a bit different to the other teams we’ve played this season with the system that they play,” he explained.

“We just need to show the same character and desire that we showed on the weekend to try and get a result away from home.