Derby warning

ACE are taking nothing for granted – despite being just 90 minutes from their first Brisbane Premier League title.   The seniors travel to North Pine on Saturday, kick-off 6pm, knowing three points will make history.   ACE are top, unbeaten in 12 games. North Pine are eighth and the last of six teams fighting…

Focus on victory

ACE may be three points clear at the top of the Premier League, but goalkeeper Matthew Lugo believes “it’s time to put an end to the draws”.   Four draws in the last five games have put ACE in pole position for their first Premier League title, but also given other clubs hope.   ACE take on bottom-club…

Home at last

ACE fans will tonight, against Taringa (kick-off 8.30pm), get their first glimpse of Aaron Wiley.   Wiley is on course for his sixth match in ACE colours after signing from Mt Gravatt six weeks ago.    But, it will his first game at Wolter Park.   Such has been the fixture schedule the American midfielder…

“This is a huge game”

“NO doubt about it – this is a huge game.” That’s how winger Jack Bernardi summed up ACE Reserves’ challenge this weekend. ACE are top of the Brisbane Premier League Reserves table, four points ahead of second-placed Bayside, who they face on Sunday (kick-off 3.30pm). Victory for either side at Lota would be a major boost entering the final four games.…

Nick goes back to the future

NICK Clark took a step back to go forward this year – and it has paid off. The midfielder, who has just turned 20, is back in contention for a ACE Premier League starting spot. And that may come in Saturday’s clash with Brisbane Knights at Wolter Park, kick-off 5.30pm. Clark had been back in the Reserves, but began last weekend’s Canale…

ACE approach must be right

COACH Steve Glockner said ACE would not be changing their approach to tomorrow’s Canale Cup third round tie against Moggill at Wolter Park, kick-off 7.30pm. The visitors are ninth in Capital League 1, but beat Premier League side The Gap in the previous round, winning a penalty shootout 4-3 after drawing 5-5 after extra time. That followed…

Will to win may be key, says new signing Jake

NEW signing Jake O’Neill has only been in Australia one month, but already knows ACE and Grange well. The attacking midfielder “went to Grange for a bit” before arriving at Wolter Park and believes ACE’s approach may be a key tomorrow. O’Neill made his ACE debut from the bench when Grange won 3-1 at Lanham Park in the first of this month’s Premier League top-of-the-table…

Words of warning

COACH Steve Glockner has issued a warning ahead of ACE’s Premier League trip to Virginia this afternoon, kick-off 5.30pm. After eight wins in nine games, ACE is second on the ladder, one point behind Grange and with a game in hand. Virginia are one off bottom. “I watched Virginia against North Pine a few weeks ago,” said Glockner. “It…