Help build ACE fortress
Fans can play key role, says captain Royce Brownlie
CAPTAIN Royce Brownlie believes ACE fans can help the team turn Wolter Park into a “fortress” – starting tomorrow (Friday).
“To be honest if we want to win the league we have to win every game at home,” said the skipper, “that has to be our aim for the year. We want sides to dread coming here. This has to be our fortress.”
Royce Brownlie will lead ACE tomorrow (Friday) in their first Flight Centre Premier League home match of the season, against Holland Park, kick-off 8.30pm.
ACE did the double over Holland Park last season, but tomorrow’s visitors opened 2017 with an 8-0 victory over Capalaba, while ACE drew 1-1 at Ipswich.
And that is where the ACE supporters tomorrow (Friday) – and throughout the season – are so important.
“It doesn’t matter if it’s a professional league in England or here, whether you are young or old, we need everyone singing and cheering, making a great atmosphere,” said Brownlie.
“The more people we get, the better. At Wolter Park we’re set down a little bit so the noise hangs around. It’s as simple as the kids sitting under the scoreboard, singing and chanting and stirring up the other team. It’s fantastic.
“We love playing here whether its matches or training, it’s a nice park to play at. After (the result at) Ipswich last week, we’re eager to get going here.”
Brownlie joined ACE from Moreton Bay United during the summer and said the switch has been made easy for him.
“They (ACE) are a great bunch of boys, absolutely great bunch of boys,” he said. “Everyone’s willing to work hard, everyone’s ready to listen and everyone’s willing to do my running for me, so it makes everything easier!”
ACE Reserves face Holland Park at Wolter Park tomorrow, kick-off 6.30pm. At the same time the Under 18s face their Holland Park counterparts at South Pine Sports Complex, Brendale.