Jacks back in winner’s circle

Heading into round 18, the Jacks had not won since round 5, but triumphed 3-1 in a morale booster over Armadale at Alfred Skeet Reserve.

The Jacks controlled the game after the first 20 minutes, with Harry Bissett scoring the side�s first at the 28-minute mark.

ECU put the game beyond Armadale�s reach inside an hour, scoring its final two goals in the first 15 minutes of the second half.

Armadale scored its only goal three minutes into time-on.

ECU coach Dale McCulloch was buoyed by the side�s first win in three months.

�There�s a lot of emotions right now� they were up for it from Tuesday (training) and it�s all credit to them, they’ve been brilliant,� he told nplwa.com.au.

At Percy Doyle Reserve, Sorrento had a frustrating 2-1 loss to league leaders Bayswater after two own goals in the second half.

The Gulls� Ryan Pearson equalised in the 71st minute, but a second own goal from a free kick deflection off Steve McDonald won it for the visitors 11 minutes later.

Sorrento faces Balcatta on Saturday, while ECU challenges Stirling.