Jacks From the Past – State League Cup 2013

Jacks From the Past – State League Cup 2013

Posted on April 24, 2020 in 'News'

With the 2020 season in hiatuses we look back at ECU Joondalup Soccer Club games from the past.

Today we go back to April 27 2013 when Salv Todaro’s Jacks side headed to Dorrien Gardens to take on Mauro Marchione’s Perth SC in round two of the State Premier League Cup (Cool Ridge Cup).

It was a successful day and the Jacks led 2-0 at the break with a brace from former Perth Glory midfielder Tommy Amphlett. He starred in the win, scoring either side of Tony Taylor’s penalty, while Daniel Micevski added a consolation goal for the home side late on.

Todaro was delighted with his sides’ performance and had special praise for Amphlett. “We had a game plan and the boys stuck to it quite well, and I thought we stretched them at times,” Todaro said. “To be perfectly honest I think we should have scored more today. I thought Tommy was very good today, he was very busy all game, and his first goal was good, but his second was fantastic.”

Todaro was in his second season at the Jacks, while Perth went into the season with a new coach with Marchione replacing Gianfranco Circati. The Jacks went into this one on the back of a 4-2 home win against Kenny Lowe’s NTC side in the league, while Perth had overcome Cockburn City 2-1 at Dorrien Gardens.

The Jacks were on top early and their pressure was rewarded with the lead on 18 minutes. Amphlett, who had been a constant threat, lost his marker to score from close-range after some good approach work from Jon Stynes and John Monterosso.

It was 2-0 on the half hour when the Jacks were awarded a penalty. Referee Mathew Cheeseman spotted a hand ball in the penalty area and he had no hesitation in pointing to the spot. Taylor stepped up made no mistake from the penalty spot, giving Perth keeper Jason Saldaris no chance.

Perth was struggling to get their passing game going, despite the best efforts of English midfielder Kris Gate and Micevski, and it was the Jacks who went close to a third before the break. Amphlett almost grabbed himself a hat-trick, when he wasn’t closed down, and his shot from the edge of the penalty area crashed off the crossbar and away to safety.

Perth were looking for a good start to the second half, but it was the visitors who struck early. It was Amphlett again who stunned the home side, this time he was picked out by Joe Smith, and his long-range shot on the run flew past Jason Saldaris in the Perth goal.

Still Perth struggled to get into the game, but they received a lifeline on 67 minutes. Micevski skipped clear of the Joondalup backline and fired home past Andy Banks from 10-yards. That goal lifted not only the players but the crowd, and Perth began to get on top, but time and time again they were thwarted by the outstanding Jacks backline.

Todaro’s side were dangerous on the break and they went close to a fourth on two occasions. First on 75 minutes Stynes headed straight at Saldaris from Taylor’s corner, before second half substitute Joe Knowles fired inches wide, after a through ball from Smith moments later.

Perth continued to battle and they went close again late in the game. Mandy Toure’s shot crashed off the post, and moments later Ayodeji Omoboye again hit the framework, but luck wasn’t on their side, but at the final whistle it was the Jacks celebrating a big win.

Perth SC:  GK Jason SALDARIS, 3 Luka NJEGICH, 5 Christopher SALDARIS (8 Gabriel KIESWETTER 70’), 6 Clark KELTIE, 7 Jordan RISPIN, 9 Daniel MICEVSKI, 11 Kris GATE, 12 Joshua WILKINS (21 Mandy TOURE 59’), 15 Mathew IZZO, 20 Adam LUCA (4 Ayodeji OMOBOYE 38’), 22 Ashley CORKER – Subs not used:  2 Logan CRAWFORD, 19 Jordan COLASANTE

ECU Joondalup: GK Andy BANKS, 2 Jack OLDHAM, 3 SHAUN TIMMINS, 4 Dale MCCULLOCH, 5 Jon STYNES, 7 Matthew ITALIANO, 8 Joe SMITH (6 Steven KIDD 88’), 9 John MONTEROSSO (12 Joe KNOWLES 76’), 10 Tommy AMPHLETT, 11 Tony TAYLOR (14 Ryan LOWRY 70’), 15 Scott BLACKMORE – Subs not used: RGK Todd HOYLE

Referee: Mathew Cheeseman