ACE striker Josh Cartman, pictured above, can’t wait for tomorrow’s local derby clash with Grange at Wolter Park, kick-off 6pm. “I love the big games,” he said.
And this Premier League encounter could hardly be any bigger. ACE are third on the ladder, one place and four points behind Grange, in second.
Only St George Willawong are above them, while Taringa, Bayside and Toowong are close behind, making victory tomorrow so important.
“I’ve heard Grange have a good side, but these are the kind of games we all want to be playing. It’s exciting,” said Josh.
“We have a strong squad and making sure we are performing to our best that’s all that matters. We have quality and know we can score goals – 10 in our last two games and to be honest it could have been a lot more.
“But I’m just happy we’re creating chances, because there’s nothing worse than not scoring. As soon as you get goals …. confidence rolls”
ACE are the Premier League’s leading scorers with 25 goals entering this weekend’s games – and Josh has four of those in seven games.
It’s a tally to please most players, but not Josh, who tied with Ryan Shaughnessy in the BPL scoring charts last year with 19 goals.
“I know I should be scoring a lot more,” the former Gap player said. “It’s just a case of getting in the right positions, working even harder at finishing and putting the ball in the net.
“Sometimes it might just need that bit of composure in front of goal. I scored two against Caboolture and as soon as I got that first one my confidence was flying and I wanted to score more.”
ACE Reserves face their Grange counterparts at 2pm on Saturday with both sides on 11 points. ACE take fifth spot on goal difference.
- The Wolter Park canteen and bar will be open. COVID-19 rules apply, please sign-in when entering the ground, use the hand sanitisers and maintain a social distance.