Jacks hit the road looking for more Glory

Jacks hit the road looking for more Glory

Posted on July 24, 2020 in 'News'

ECU Joondalup continue their NPL-WA season on Saturday when they visit 1620 Capital Stadium, Hartfield Park to take on Perth Glory in week four.

The Jacks hit the road full of confidence after a stunning 6-1 win against local rivals Sorrento last week, the win moving the Jacks into third place on the ladder.

Glory were well beaten last week at Gwelup Croatia and will be wanting to bounce back so this one should be a great game.

Head Coach Kenny Lowe said the big win last week against Sorrento continued their good start to the NPLWA. “We’ve done well in all games we’ve played this season,” he said

“A lot of teams sit in and make it difficult for us, but when we score early, like we did last week, it’s going to be a more open game and that suits us.

“We’ve worked hard on our shape, and the lads are coming to terms the way we want to play, but there is still room for improvement.”

Lowe will take on his former club for the first time on Saturday and he said it should be a good contest. “Both sides try and play football the right way, so it should be a good game,” he said.

“It’s just another game to me, three points are up for grabs and we’ll be doing all we can to bring them home.

“It will be good to catch up with Richie (Garcia) but it will be work as normal come 3.00pm.

Jacks midfielder Luke Bodnar will also come up against his former club, and he is fresh off his stunning first goal for the club against Sorrento last week, a performance that shows the side are gelling.

“It was a great all-around performance from the side, and we couldn’t ask for more after the tough loss the week before and I was absolutely buzzing to score the goal,” he said.

“Each week we are getting better and better as a team and as individuals, the way Kenny wants us to play is proving effective with the players we have got and we will continue to improve.”

Bodnar said Saturday will be a tough game but he is looking forward to playing his former club, and they are confident of coming home with a positive result. “It’ll be a good game, and it’s good to play your old club, “he said.

“But we know how they play and we are prepared for it and ready for a big game, and we are looking for a positive performance.”

Match Details

Perth Glory v ECU Joondalup

Saturday July 25

Venue: 1620 Capital Stadium, Hartfield Park

Under 18’s – 11am, 20’s – 1.00pm, First Team – 3.00pm