ACE points 'present'
Pouria dedicates victory to ACE volunteer Scott
ACE coach Pouria Nabi has “presented” the seniors points from Sunday’s 2-1 derby victory over Grange to one of the club’s unsung heroes.
Pouria said he was indebted to the work of the club’s volunteers and - on this occasion - dedicated the weekend three points win to purchasing officer Scott Walker.
“In the last three weeks so many things have been asked of Scott,” said Pouria. “He has raced around getting kit for us, right down to the socks, going down to Rochedale, in his own time. We really appreciate everything he has done.
“He’s a volunteer, like many people who do so much for ACE. We’d like to pass on the points from Sunday, present them to Scott to say thank you.”
Pouria and the ACE senior squads have spent little time dwelling on the maximum haul from three Flight Centre Premier League wins over Grange.
They are already preparing for Friday’s triple-header against Logan Lightning at Wolter Park (Seniors and reserves) and Brendale (Under 18s).
“It (Grange) was a typical local derby,” said Pouria. “I told the players what the atmosphere would be like and they knew what they needed to do on the park.
“I’m really happy with the three points, but now we move on to prepare for Logan.”
There are four teams on 10 points at the top of the Premier League ladder – (in order) Holland Park, Lions, Mitchelton and ACE. Holland Park host Mitchelton on Sunday.
“You can see how close it is and how Logan is a big game for us,” said Pouria, who hopes to have Josh Hall back in contention after injury.
Darren Thomson continued his return at Grange, playing his first 30 minutes of senior football this year and “pulled up” well afterwards.
Friday: At Wolter Park – ACE Reserves v Logan Reserves 6.30pm; ACE v Logan 8.30pm. At Brendale – ACE U18 v Logan U18 8.30pm.