Late goal snatches point for Jets


Matt Capelo had an early chance for Jets at the Sunshine Coast Stadium

Stewart to rescue as honours are ven on coast


SCOTT Stewart atoned for an earlier own goal to salvage Moreton Bay United a 1-1 draw against Sunshine Coast FC at Sunshine Coast Stadium.

Stewart headed in a corner midway with a little under quarter hour remaining for his fourth goal of the season to secure a share of the points after his first-half defensive error inadvertently turned the ball into his own net.

A grandstand finish saw both sides threaten late, however neither was able to break the deadlock – Paul Brownlie seeing a shot contentiously denied on the line for Fire, while Jacob Fulluck shot wide with the final chance of the match for Jets.

The draw is the second of the season for both sides but extends Fire’s winless run to three straight matches.

Key Moments

7’ – CHANCE FOR FIRE – Alex Warrilow’s corner bends dangerously towards goal but Jets goalkeeper Matthew Stein makes the save

30’ – CHANCE FOR JETS – Matthew Capelo takes possession in the penalty area but blasts wide from 15 yards

35’ – CHANCE FOR JETS – Jordan Farina drives an attempt from the edge of the area but it’s parried to safety by Fire goalkeeper Samual Nickolls

40’ – GOAL FOR FIRE – Jordan Loy darts beats one man and cuts back into a dangerous area which the scrambling Jets defender Scott Stewart turns into his own goal

47’ – CHANCE FOR JETS – Farina picks his spot from 12 yards out but the fiercely struck attempt cannons off the crossbar

51’ – CHANCE FOR JETS – Farina again seeks to breakthrough but his volleyed attempt is saved by Nickolls

77’ – GOAL FOR JETS – Capelo’s corner kick is met by Scott Stewart who heads home off the inside of the post

87’ – CHANCE FOR FIRE – Stein punches the ball clear but only as far as Warrilow, who tries to catch the Jets goalkeeper out of position by cant find the target

88’ – CHANCE FOR FIRE – A Fire corner is headed toward goal by Paul Brownlie but the Jets defence scramble it clear to howls of contention from the local fans who believe it crossed the goal line

92’ – CHANCE FOR JETS – Jacob Fulluck break in behind the Fire defences but spurns the chance to snatch three points by pushing his one-on-one attempt wide of the goal

What They Said

“I think we matched them in all departments. That’s what we got to do. The difference is today, compared to what we done in the last two games, is we did it for ninety minutes and not forty five. So we’ve matched one of the best teams in the league and really we’re unlucky not to come away with three points. But we’re happy with a point. We’re building and we’ll see where it takes us in the next game.“ – Sam Saif, Sunshine Coast FC coach

“They are a tough team. They play an old-school football. They play long to a number nine who holds it up and lays it off. It’s old-school football that we should know how to play against, but they do it well.“ – Scott Stewart, Moreton Bay United FC

Match Details

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- courtesy Football Queensland