ACE midfielder Cormac Molloy insists he will have no divided loyalties at Walton Bridge Reserve tonight.
He spent seven years at The Gap which was almost a home for him. “It still is, I love it there and I love the club,” Cormac said.
“But, at the end of the day, I’m playing for ACE now and when I cross the white line all I want is three points for ACE.”
Tonight’s match is a top (ACE) against bottom (The Gap) clash in the Brisbane Premier League, kick-off 6pm.
ACE, who also have former Gap striker Josh Cartman, have won their last five BPL meetings with a combined tally of 15 goals scored and two conceded.
“It is sad to see, I really hope they (The Gap) can turn it round – after Saturday,” said Cormac, “it’s beautiful to see all the boys and the committee members and president most weeks.
“But we cannot be generous. We really want to win the league and it would be great to stick the cup in there. The boys say the league is the one you want to win. That’s how I feel.
“That’s why I joined ACE. I think we’re looking really, really good. The squad is so strong, the bench is strong, the first XI strong.
“Everyone is happy, but everyone’s also fighting for a spot and that’s maybe what’s made us better than last year. There are really good vibes and good feelings.
“The team is, I think, still developing. Liam (Brown) is new, Isaac (Considine) is basically new because he’s been a little bit injured this season.
“Those boys have some serious potential. They can take us to the next level. Ryan (Shaughnessy) is superb … Steve (Glockner) may not even know his best XI yet.
“Steve wants to raise the bar. Last season wasn’t good enough, we lost two or three games! That’s the standard we’re working to. The standard here is very good. Unrivalled.”
“From a friendship point of view, I’m glad I was at The Gap. I made so many friends, good mates. In football terms wish I had come here four years earlier.”
ACE Reserves face The Gap Reserves at 4pm today. ACE top the Premier League Reserves ladder. The Gap are 11th.