ACE aim for "three-peat"
"We really want all three points", says Jamie Vesey
THE figures add up to a possible goal feast when ACE face Holland Park in our first home Flight Centre Premier League match of the season on Friday, kick-off 8.30pm.
Last year ACE won both games (4-1 away, 4-3 home) which saw 12 goals. This year Holland Park opened their season with an 8-0 demolition of Capalaba on Sunday.
But the most sought-after figure for ACE at Wolter Park on Friday night will be three – three points, says midfielder Jamie Vesey.
“We really want all three,” said Vesey, pictured, “last season we did well against Holland Park winning both games. We want the same again.”
It follows a 1-1 draw in ACE’s opening fixture at Ipswich Knights on Saturday. Last season it was 3-3, again in round one.
Chom Arop’s second-half equaliser clinched the point, but many felt ACE’s dominance deserved more.
“Ipswich went down to 10 men early and we were pressing and pressing and pressing,” said Vesey, “but we just couldn’t find a second goal, which was a shame.
“Obviously we were looking for three points, but one was better than none.
“Some of the boys were a bit down. Against 10 men you think you can win from there. It wasn’t for want of trying.”
“But there were some good passages of play and things we can work on. When we kept the ball and kept it to feet, I thought we looked quite good.”
In the other Premier League divisions, ACE Reserves face Holland Park Reserves at Wolter Park on Friday, kick-off 6.30pm. ACE Under 18s face their Holland Park counterparts at South Pine Sports Complex, Brendale, also at 6.30pm.