THERE may be 24 places between ACE and tonight’s Canale Cup quarter-final opponents The Lakes, but coach Steve Glockner is taking nothing for granted.
The Lakes are top of Capital League 2 having won 12 and drawing two of their 16 games to lead Brisbane Athletic by three points.
They also knocked Premier League Caboolture out in Round 2 of the Canale Cup – and Springfield in Round Three.
Premier League leaders ACE had a bye when Teviot Downs withdrew and then hammered The Gap 6-1 in the last round.
“I’ve seen a few of their games,” said Steve Glockner, “The Lakes have some decent players who have played at a decent level in recent years.
“But I don’t underestimate anyone. I’ve seen too much in football.”
Despite being sandwiched between two vital Premier League fixtures, against Grange last weekend and The Gap on Saturday, ACE will field a strong side tonight.
“This competition is one of our three main aims this season,” said Steve, “we have a great squad at the moment.
“It’s a toss of coin sometimes between who’s going to start and who’s on the bench. I don’t think we lose anything with guys who come in.
“They are right up there with the other players every week.”
The other Canale Cup quarter-finals are: Grange v North Pine; Acacia Ridge v Taringa; St George Willawong v Samford Rangers.