A week in football from the Campus

A week in football from the Campus

Posted on July 30, 2021 in 'News'

We head into another wet weekend, but there has been plenty of good football this week at the Campus.

Our NPLWA first team bounced back from defeat in the cup final with a 5-1 win against Rockingham City at SafeRad Stadium.

The hosts were ahead early with Feisal Zaw scoring, but the Jacks hit back with Riley Woodcock scoring his first goal for the club, a superb team goal which was nominated for the NLWA ‘Goal of the Week’.

After half time the Jacks dominated with Jakub Prajza, also scoring his first goal for the club, with Andy Higgins, Daryl Nicol and Danny Hodgson rounded off the scoring.

In other games on the day Dimitri Phylactou’s under 18’s drew 1-1, with second half substitute Hanani Ndebele giving the Jacks a well-deserved point. Mark Scanlan’s under 20s also drew 1-1. Ben Rutter gave the Jacks the lead, but Rockingham levelled midway through the second half to share the points.

All the sides are back in action again on Saturday, when we host Balcatta at the ECU Football Stadium – Kick off times, 18s at 11.00am, 20s at 1.00pm and First Team at 3.00pm.

Last week our Women’s State League Division One side made it back-to-bac wins with a 2-1 victory against Mandurah City at the Campus. They were behind at half time with Elizabeth Green scoring for the hosts, but second half goals from Molly Elphick and Amy Buchanan sealed the win for Toby Wrights side to consolidate fourth place on the table.

Skipper Frankie Murray said it was a good team performance. “I thought we dominated the game against Mandurah, and we were unlucky to concede a goal but this did not phase us as we were playing some lovely football and knew a win was on the cards,” she explained. “Fast passing, switching play quick and we were unlucky to not score more with a bit more composure needed in front of goal.”

Murray said they will be doing all they can to make it three wins straight on Sunday against Stirling Macedonia at Macedonaia Park (kick off 11.00am). “We’re all very excited for this week’s game, if we play to the same standard, we played last week it will be another deserved win under the belts,” she said. “Hopefully we continue on this path and can push ourselves up the table further.”

Our Amateur women’s side were edged out 0-2 by UWA Nedlands last week at the Campus, but they will look to bounce back on Sunday when they travel to the Ellenbrook Sports Hub to take on Ellenbrook United – Kick off 3.00pm.

In other Womens program games – ECU U12s made the short trip to Abbeville to face Mindarie. “The girls started strongly from the first minute and kept it going throughout the game,” coach Gareth James said.

“Some very composed and energetic performances lead to a number of girls having their best games of the season. Harlee Whitehead scored a sensational solo goal dribbling around several players before drilling the ball past the goalkeeper.”

Goal scorers this week: Daisy Snowden (4), Halle Snowden (2), Erin James, Peyton Grace, Harlee Whitehead.

This week they host Joondalup City at the Campus on Sunday – kick off 8.30am.

The Masters North Division Three sides game against Sorrento from last week has been rearranged for Wednesday September 8, but this week they travel to St Andrews Park to take on league leaders Yanchep United, which should be a great game. Kick off 3.00pm

Our NPLWA junior sides played their second Divisional games last week. The 13s hosted Balcatta in Division One and doubles from Atli Oskarsson and Andrew Bushell gave them a 4-0.

The 14’s were beaten 0-3 by Sorrento in Division One, while the 15s beat Balcatta 4-0 in Division Two, with goals from Jack Bethell, Keane Embleton-Hill, Rohan Patel and Jones. The 16’s hosted Sorrento and were beaten 1-5, with Xavier Medica scoring.

Also last week the 13s, 14s and 16s were involved in Cup action. Terry Bushell’s 13s won 3-1 against Stirling Macedonia, with goals from Aaron Mukundu, Shane Stronell and Atli Oskarsson. They will play Murdoch University Melville in the semi-final at the Campus on Saturday August 7 – Kick off 9.00am.

Danny O’Shea’s 14s made the long trip to Bunbury and beat South West Phoenix 2-0 at the Onside Sports Stadium, with goals from Matthew Bowen and Jack Connolly. They will also play Murdoch University Melville at the Wormall Civil Stadium at Murdoch Uni on Saturday August 7 – Kick off 9.00am.

Toby Wright’s 16s travel to Forrest Park and came home with a 1-0 win against Perth SC with Sarsan Ahmed scoring the only goal of the game. They will play Forrestfield United in the Semi-Final at Crazy Domains Stadium, at Hartfield Park on Saturday August 7 – Kick off 11.00am.

This Weeks NPL WA Junior fixtures – August 1
Under 13s Division One v Bayswater City (A) Emberson Reserve – Kick off 8.30am
Under 14s Division One v Bayswater City (A) Emberson Reserve – Kick off 9.45am
Under 15s Division Two v Forrestfield United (A) Hartfield Park – Kick off 8.00am
Under 16s Division One v Bayswater City (A) Emberson Reserve – Kick off 12.45pm

Jacks Development Fixtures – August 1
Under 8’s Blue Bilbies v Sorrento (A) Mari Oval Kick off 8.30am
Under 9’s Blue Bilbies v Balcatta (A) Grindleford Reserve Kick off 8.30am
Under 10’s Blue North/Central v Mindarie (A) Abbeville Park Kick off 10.00am
Under 11’s Blue North v Sorrento (H) Kick off 10.30am
Under 12’s Blue A Metro v MUMFC (A) Len Shearer Reserve Kick off 10.00am

Please note – Check with coach as fixtures / venues / times could change.

Good luck to all the team – Enjoy the football !!!!!!
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