COACH Steve Glockner admits to being surprised at ACE’s stunning start to the season.
ACE replaced Grange at the top of the Brisbane Premier League on Saturday after beating Mt Gravatt 2-0, while Grange lost 3-0 at Bayside.
Both sides are in their final preparations for Saturday’s (May 5) top-of-the-table, first-versus-second, clash at Lanham Park, kick-off 6pm.
“If I go back to the preseason we had, this probably isn’t where I expected us to be after seven games,” Steve admitted.
The coach has reshaped the ACE squad with returning players and newcomers who have won the first seven games this BPL season, while keeper Matthew Lugo has conceded only two goals.
“But I knew the potential was definitely there to perform well, it was just going to take a bit of time for the team to come together,” Steve said.
“Grange have a good squad, a lot of experienced players with quality who have played at a high level. We will need to have all of our players working hard and playing at their best.
“I’m sure Scott Higgins (Grange coach) will be looking for a response from his team after losing to Bayside. It’s going to be a very tough game.
“We will be going into it as we have the last seven games. It’s another game. We aren’t even half way through the season.”
“But the thing I have noticed about the BPL this year is that all teams come to play and try to win no matter where you are on the table.”