"More than just a game"
ACE out to prove their pedigree, says Chom
ACE striker Chom Arop says tomorrow’s Westfield FFA Cup clash with Moreton Bay United is “more than just a game”.
History will be made at Wolter Park, kick-off 7.30pm, when Flight Centre Premier League ACE face Jets for the first time in competition.
Each side has players who have worn the colours of both clubs – including Chom Arop (ACE) and Riley Campbell (Jets), who were team-mates last year
But tomorrow there will be no favours in the battle for a place in the next round.
“It’s more than just a game,” said Arop, “we’re looking to show how good we are.
“I think friendships have to be pushed to the side for this game. Afterwards we’ll be friends, but during the game they are just another opponent.”
“Previous results count for anything. Sometimes football is a mental game. We lost on the weekend but that won’t affect how much we want to win this game.
“In a way we don’t have anything to lose, but it’ll still be a good one to win. If we win it will show everyone how good we are, everyone will be looking at us.”
The spotlight has been on Riley Campbell, who leads the Jets’ scoring charts in the PlayStation4 NPL Queensland this season.
“There’s always a bit of rivalry (between us), both being strikers, both trying to score most goals,” saidCampbell.
“There’s a bit of extra pressure (on Jets), coming up against ACE. It’s one of those ones we definitely want to win.
“Knowing them (ACE) helps a little. But just as I may know how some ACE players play, but they’ll know how I play.
“I think we have to prepare a little differently but make sure it is the right preparation. It’s going to be a good game, definitely game you don’t want to miss.”
ACE beat Springfield 6-0 and Toowong 2-1 in the FFA Cup Brisbane Preliminary Rounds Three and Four. Jets have joined the competition in Round Five.