Jacks take on the Lions in NPL Night Series

Jacks take on the Lions in NPL Night Series

Posted on February 8, 2019 in 'News'

The Jacks are in NPL Night Series action tonight when they take on Stirling Lions in Week 3 at Perth Plasterboard Centre Stadium, kick off 5pm.

Both sides let leads slip in the last round, the Lions against Inglewood and the Jacks against Sorrento. In the two games the Jacks have performed well and dominated for long periods but haven’t got the reward and midfielder Josh Whitmore said last week against Sorrento they deserved the win.

“The Sorrento game was another good test for us, and I thought we controlled the game but we were disappointed not to have scored more of the chances we created,” he explained. “We left ourselves more vulnerable the longer the game stayed at 1-0 and credit to Sorrento for staying in the game and getting the equaliser, but the signs were good for us.”

Whitmore said the new squad is starting to gel and they will only get better. “The squad is really strong this season and it’s good to see everyone working hard to get their chance in the starting line up,” he said.

“Our performances are improving each week so we have to keep that going in the run up to the first game of the season against Perth SC. All the new lads have added quality to the team and we should definitely be looking to improve on our league position from last year.”

Saturday will be another good test, and Whitmore said the Pool table is so close. “Our night series group is still wide open with so many draws already,” he said.

“Stirling will be another tough test but we feel we should be taking the points this weekend if we perform at our best, that’s the challenge for us. We will set up to win the game and aim to improve on our performance from last week.”

Fellow midfielder Henry Durr agreed with team mate. Durr who has re-joined the club from the Victorian NPL this season, said they have dominated both games they have played, but haven’t took their chances, but are creating them which is pleasing.

“It is disappointing but each game we’ve been able to see more improvements so it’s only a matter of time before we get the results we’re looking for,” he said. “It is a new squad but I think we’ve adapted quickly and the chemistry within the squad is great which is only going to help our performances going forward.”

Durr said Saturday’s game is another chance for the squad to gel and he said they are getting better with every game. “It’s a game we’re all looking forward to, and getting more game time in our legs,” he said. “We’ve had a good week of training and if we stick to our game plan, I’m confident we’ll be able to get that first win.”