Jacks head to Subiaco in NPLWA Week 16

Jacks head to Subiaco in NPLWA Week 16

Posted on June 9, 2018 in 'News'

The Jacks will be looking to get back in the winners-circle when they make the trip to Rosalie Park to take on Subiaco on Saturday afternoon.

The home side have lost their last three games, including last week’s 0-3 defeat against Inglewood, and they need the points as other teams around them at the foot of the table are picking up points.

The Jacks were also beaten by Floreat Athena in the league last weekend to drop out of the top five, before being knocked out of the FFA Cup by Armadale on Monday.

Midfielder Steven McGarry said it was a huge disappointment for the club to lose in the cup, but that’s in the past they need to look forward.

“It was massively disappointing for everyone at the club that we never made the final and also the last 32 of the FFA Cup, it was a massive chance for some of our lads to showcase their ability on a national front but it wasn’t to be,” he explained.

“The game was a typical cup tie with chances at each end the conditions made it a quick and exciting game for the crowd. But from our point of view and considering we had more of the ball and were the better team, Armadale caused us problems on the break and were clinical and we wish the all the best for the next round.”

McGarry said Subiaco will be desperate for the points in their fight to stay in the league, but the former Glory midfielder said it’s important ECU get back to winning ways and chase a spot in the top four finals, starting Saturday.

“We look forward now, our short-term goal is to get back into the top four as soon as possible. I know we have some fantastic ability in our team, but it’s all about character now, I guess we will find out if we have that side of the game in our locker to go and grind results out, we need to get back to that,” he said.

“Subiaco will be another tough test and are fighting at the bottom end of the table now after a good start, and I’m sure Ian (McMurray) will have them firing again.”

Assistant Coach David Tough said it’s a huge game for the club after a disappointing week. “We were all gutted after Monday, but we need to get back to action and Subiaco can’t come quick enough,” he said.

“We spoke at length at training and the boys are looking forward to the game and bouncing back with three points.”

All three teams are in action on Saturday at Subiaco – First up Derek Johnstone’s under 18’s kick-off at 11am, Mark Scanlan’s under 20’s at 1pm, with the first team kicks-off at 3pm.