Back to Inglewood for the Jacks

Back to Inglewood for the Jacks

Posted on April 7, 2018 in 'News'

The Jacks went to the Perth Plasterboard Stadium on Monday and came home with a 3-1 win in the Westfield FFA Cup, and they return to the same venue again on Saturday to take on Inglewood United, this time in Week Seven of the NPLWA. (3pm)

Goals from Lukas De Lima, Cian Hirrell (his first senior goal for the club) and Andy Higgins gave us a big win but Head Coach Dale McCulloch said Saturday is a new game and they must be ready for another tough game.

“Yes it was a good win on Monday, but Saturday is a completely different game and we need to bring our ‘A’ game, and if we don’t we will be in trouble,” he said.

“That being said the players have been outstanding in the last three games, three good wins and all the player, even the ones coming off the bench, have put in good shifts, and they are determined to keep our good run going.

“We have worked extremely hard on our game and our shape and David, Steven and I are happy the way the lads have taken on board what we want them to do, and we are now getting the rewards.”

Ross Millard scored in the Jacks last win in the league against Stirling Lions, and he said it was important to keep their good form going at Inglewood in the cup. “Were coming off a great weekend in terms of results, and we’re looking forward to another tough challenge against Inglewood on Saturday,” he said.

“No doubt they’ll be looking to get one over us after we knocked them out of the cup, but we’re looking to keep our good start to the season going and we still feel there’s lots of improvement to come which is exciting for us.”

Steven McGarry is pushing for a spot in the side after a toe injury has seen the Scottish midfielder miss the last four games, although he has come off the bench in the last two games and he said the form of the side has been good.

“It was a good result in the cup on Monday especially as we were missing a couple of key players through injury, but in saying that, the lads who came in were excellent and shows the importance of having depth in the squad in what was quite a convincing win in the end,” he said.

“Inglewood have some real quality throughout that side and knowing Andy Keogh they will come out firing and want to make amends so we have been preparing for that regarding the different options they could bring.

“Being away from home again Inglewood will be firm favourites so It’s going to be a big challenge for us to go back to back wins, I guess if you want to be up challenging at the end of the year though these games are important, when we look around our squad it’s a challenge I think our players will relish.”