Rising through ranks
Jordan making his mark in senior football
AGE is proving no barrier for 18-year-old Jordan Wust.
Last season he was joint top scorer for Moreton Bay United Under 20s with 20 goals. He started this year in senior football with ACE Reserves and is now a regular in the ACE first team squad. In fact he has played every minute of the last two games.
Jordan is hoping for more of the same tomorrow night when Ipswich Knights visit Wolter Park (kick-off 8.30pm) in a game which could send ACE top of the Flight Centre Premier League - depending on Mitchelton v Grange being played at the same time.
“I’m pretty pleased at how season’s going," said Jordan, whose football career started with Caboolture, moved to Sunshine Coast Heat and then Moreton Bay United from Under 16 level.
"It started slowly (in the Reserves this season), but I've been given chances and had full games against Moreton Bay and Souths.
"It's about getting used to Pouria’s (Nabi) playing style and stepping-up theage groups. It's more physical than the under 20s and against players who are more aware of the game, more experienced, play smarter."
All that appears to be missing, at the moment, are the goals, but Jordan is not concerned.
"I'm sure that from coaching perspective you’d want to see a striker scoring," he said, "but on the field it doesn’t really matter who scores, so long as the chances are taken
"For now I just want to secure a spot in the first team and start, week-in week-out and from there improve my game and awareness."
The Flight Centre Premier League has rarely been closer with four points covering the top nine teams and one point between the top five! ACE are in fifth. Visitors Ipswich are one off bottom having shipped 31 goals in 10 games
"We’ve got a game in hand on a lot of teams," said Jordan. "The league is very close this year. Every team is hard. No easy games. But we have a good squad and have the desire to win."
ACE Reserves take on their Ipswich counterparts at 6.30pm.
“I’m pretty pleasetty pleased at how season’s going. Started slowly (in Ressies), but given chances and had full game v MBU and Souths.
Getting used to Pouria’s playing style and step-up in age groups. More physical than the under 20s and agains players more aware of the game, more experienced, smarter.
From coaching perspective you’d want to see a striker score, but on the field it doesn’t really matter who does, so long as the chance is taken.
I’d like to secure a spot in the first team and start week in week out and from there improve my game and awareness.
We’ve got game in hand. After MBU match Pouria said needed to get used to winning.
League is very close this year. Every team is hard. No easy games. But we have a good squad and have the desire to win.
18, MBU U16-U20. Before that Sunshine Coast Fire and Caboolture.