Jacks host Forrestfield United in friendly

Jacks host Forrestfield United in friendly

Posted on June 19, 2020 in 'News'

The Jacks NPLWA senior sides are in friendly action again on Saturday when all three sides take on State League Division One side Forrestfield United at the ECU Football Stadium.

Fresh off a come-from-behind win against Joondalup City last week, which was the first game after the covid-19 shut down, Head Coach Kenny Lowe said it’s another opportunity to get the players ready for the NPLWA season opener.

“Saturday will be another good test for us and it is another opportunity for us to prepare for the NPL season, against a side who were playing in the league only two seasons ago,” Lowe said.

“We used 20 players in our last game against Joondalup City, and we might look at doing the same on Saturday, it’s important we give the players game time with only two weeks before our NPL opener against Cockburn City, but we’ll wait and see.

“The squad is working hard and training has been good as players push for a spot in the side. We’ve a few players carrying niggling injuries so we will not risk them if they are not fully fit, but it gives the other players the opportunity to show me and the other coaches what they’ve got.

“I’m looking forward to it, and it will be great to catch up with Normo (Forrestfield coach Graham Normanton) as he gave me my first coaching position in WA as his assistant at Perth SC. So, if your around area on Saturday get down and watch a good game of football – and the chips and gravy aren’t bad either.”

With injury to skipper Johnny Perkins, young keeper Joe Pollard was between the sticks in the win against Joondalup City and he played well and is looking forward to more game time on Saturday. “I thought we dominated the game from start to finish last week, and we were unlucky to go 1-0 down, but the lads did well to bring it back,” he said.”

“It’s unfortunate that Johnny is injured, but I’m looking forward to the challenge. I think it’ll be good to get more first team minutes under my belt, but I know that every first team game will be a tough game, and it helps having experienced players, senior players, around me that give me advice.”

On Saturday due to the COVID-19 the club have implemented a plan for spectators to adhere to. Everyone attending the game MUST give their name and contact details at the two marquees set up at the car park and the clubhouse.

A limit of 50 people will be allowed in the clubhouse, with only 20 allowed on the clubhouse balcony. Regulations say 300 people are allowed in the ground, and there is plenty of space in the ‘Credentia Construction’ Grandstand.

Again, our club are focused on the safety of our players, opponents, coaches, referees and supporters, so please do the right thing and leave your name at the marquees

Kick off times:

Under 18 – 11.00am, Under 20 – 1.00pm, First Team – 3.00pm