Jacks host Bayswater at the Campus in NPLWA Week 21

Jacks host Bayswater at the Campus in NPLWA Week 21

Posted on August 27, 2021 in 'News'

The Jacks play their final home NPLWA game of the season when we host Bayswater City at the ECU Football Stadium, in Round 21 of the competition.

We sit four points adrift of the top four, with two games remaining, after the 2-2 draw with Inglewood United in midweek. On Saturday, three points are a must and results elsewhere need to go our way if we are to play in the end of season finals.

Head Coach Kenny Lowe said they had their chance on Wednesday but also had keeper Joe Pollard to thank, who was outstanding on his first start of the season.

“I thought we dominated for large periods of the game, hit the post, hit the bar and had a perfectly good goal disallowed, this a while after it was scored and the Inglewood players were set up to kick off,” he explained.

“I suppose it was a good game for the neutral but we were left disappointed in just taking a point. But on the other hand, Joe was superb he made a number of fine saves and a stunning double one late in the game.

“But if we had taken our chances we would have been out of sight. Also, it was great to see Ellis Healing back on the park after a horror run of injuries, it’s great to have him back.

“That game is forgotten now, and we go in search of three points on Saturday against an inform Bayswater side.

“With two games remaining we need other results to go our way, but all we can do is win both games and that’s what we will be aiming for.”

Striker Daryl Nicol will come up against his former club in this one, and he said they did all they could to get three points against Inglewood but it wasn’t to be.

“It was a fantastic game, really end to end and probably could’ve ended up 6-6,” he said. “I thought we played by far the better football, but both teams had an equal number of good chances to win the game, so a draw was maybe a fair result.”

Nicol said it will be nice to see his old team mates but he will be doing all he can to get the win.

“It will be good to see Gordon Smith return to the campus and hopefully the ECU Joondalup support can give him the welcome he deserves by booing him every time he touches the ball,” he joked.

“But we know it will be another tough game against an in-form Bayswater team, but it’s win or bust now so we’ve got to go for it.”

See you all at the Campus – Pride of the North

Match Details
ECU Joondalup v Bayswater City
Saturday August 28, 2021
ECU Football Stadium
Kick off times:
Under 18s – 11.00am, 20s – 1.00pm
First Team – 3.00pm