Jets ready for Strikers challenge

 

Winger Jackson Hall, says he is not surprised by Jets progress this season. Picture: Albert Perez

 

Key areas in top-of-the-table clash 

 

WINGER Jackson Hall says Jets’ chances in Saturday’s first-versus-second showdown with Brisbane Strikers may hinge on two key areas.

We have to be better than them in both goalmouths,” said the 20-year-old, who joined Moreton Bay United in the summer after one season at Strikers.

“They (Strikers) will want to win the game as much as we do. It will be tough and our defence – as a team – has to be good.”

Jets, who have led the PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland since round three, will start this game two points ahead of Strikers and with a game in hand.

It’s a position few would have expected back in February but Hall said: “I’m not surprised at our progress.

“At pre-season (training) I could see this was a good bunch of guys who have gelled together well.

“I think the first couple of games this season set things up. We won the first two, beat Olympic (and then Redlands) and it has built up from there.

“This match is another step towards doing well in this league."

Hall said he keeps in touch with “a few of the boys” at Strikers and wants to “play well” against his old side.

“Strikers are a big club,” he said, “they probably have the best facilities in Brisbane, but we’re not far behind. Moreton Bay United is up there, one of the best.”

Saturday’s match starts at 6pm at Wolter Park. It is preceded by a boys’ under 18 fixture between the same clubs at 3.45pm.