Jacks host Inglewood in NPLWA Week 19

Jacks host Inglewood in NPLWA Week 19

Posted on August 9, 2019 in 'News'

The Jacks host Inglewood United at the ECU Football Stadium on Saturday at the ECU Football Stadium in Week 19 of the Football West NPL.

The Jacks are unbeaten in their last seven games, but Dale McCulloch’s side have drawn five of them, including last week’s 1-1 draw at Bayswater City.

It was a good result but they need to start turning these draws into wins, and Saturday’s game is massive for them, and it’s their first home game in four weeks. Josh Whitmore returns for the game, but they are missing defender Shane Cassidy through suspension.

Inglewood were held at home by Sorrento last time out, but Andres Oliveira’s side are in fourth spot and are on a good run of form, with only one defeat in their last five games.

Jacks defender Billy Quinncroft said they deserved more from the game at Bayswater. “I thought it was a bit of a tough one to swallow, we had enough chances to bury the game,” he said.

“The team felt like we should have won but a point is better than nothing and we still remain undefeated in the second half of the season but we need to start turning these draws into wins to help up move up the table.”

Quinncroft, who joined the club from Armadale in the transfer window, said Saturday will be a tough game against a good Inglewood side.

“Yes, it’s going to very tough game, Inglewood are very well organised and have some quality players but I think we will have what it takes to get the three points and push us up the ladder,” the defender said.

“Let’s just hope all of us have a shooting boots on so we aren’t saying the same as last week.”

Midfielder Andy Higgins echoed the thoughts of Quinncroft and said after the weekly review it felt like two points dropped at Bayswater.

“Yes, another draw last week and as a group we felt we deserved the win to be honest and even more so after we did a review of the game on Thursday night,” he said. “Again, we just have to build on these draws in to wins which I think we can do this weekend.”

Higgins knows how important Saturday’s game against Inglewood is, and he said the players are determined to end the season well.

“Yes, three points will help the squad massively with where we sit on the table, but we also want to finish the season in a positive way,” he explained.

“We believe we can do that, but need to stay focused, because we all think we are a much better team than what the table reads at the moment.”

Match Details:

ECU Joondalup v Inglewood United – Saturday August 10

ECU Football Stadium Kick-off times:

18’s – 11.00am – 20’s – 1.00pm – First Team – 3.00pm