Youngsters ready for ECU examination

Glory will head north on Saturday to face ECU Joondalup in what is their penultimate fixture of the PS4 NPL WA season.

The home side go into the game in fine form having won their last three on the bounce, while the visitors are chasing a first victory in four.

But Head Coach John Gibson remains confident that his young charges will give a good account of themselves as they search for what would be their fifth win of the campaign.

“We will put in a competitive performance,” he said.

“We fully understand the significance of the game and that a win is required and it is imperative that we play for 90-plus minutes.

“We’ve played well in periods of games recently, but now need to do that for an entire game.

“If we do that, I’m confident that we’ll get a positive result. And, as always, the game is about us.”

Glory were unfortunate to be edged out by Subiaco AFC last weekend after Daniel Stynes had brought his side right back into the game with a fine solo goal.

And Gibson feels that his skipper, along with the similalry in-form Yacoub Mustafa, could have a major impact against ECU.

“They are definitely playing well at the moment and causing our opponents plenty of problems,” he said.

“Both have featured for the first team during pre-season and Daniel was involved again against Joondalup United on Wednesday night.

“It’s great to see how they are developing and hopefully they can continue their good form against ECU on Saturday.”

The club’s Under-18s, meanwhile, will be looking to take another step closer to finals football by picking up three points from their game which kicks off at 11am.

The Under-20s will then be in action at 1pm, before the senior game starts at 3pm.

 

 

It promises to be an action-packed day, so do get along and lend the lads your support if you can.

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