Jets so close to derby honours

 

Matt Byrne, who played in midfield, then defence and scored his first Jets' goal. Picture Anthony Napoli

 

Brilliant save denies Jets in derby draw 

 

JETS had to settle for a point in a hard-fought 1-1 draw at Wolter Park with Brisbane City keeper Tim Allen making a brilliant, finger-tip save late in the game to deny Scott Stewart.

 

Koh Satake scored four minutes after the restart to cancel out Matthew Byrne's first-half opener and extend his side's unbeaten run to six matches.


Both sides had chances to secure all three points as Mitchell Hore shot wide of an open goal while City teammate Tim Allen was needed to keep out a pair of late Jets efforts.


This was Jets' third 1-1 draw in five games while the point saw City leapfrog Gold Coast into fourth.


Key Moments:


16’ – CHANCE FOR CITY – Scot Coulson finds time and space in the Jets penalty area, but his cross-shot is parried away by Jets keeper Bon Scott.

33’ – CHANCE FOR JETS – Alex Janovsky’s shot is tipped over the bar by City keeper Tim Allen.

35’ – CHANCE FOR CITY – Jets keeper Bon Scott spills the ball, under pressure from Koh Satake who finds Mitchell Hore, unmarked, eight yards out but he shoots wide of an empty net.

37’ – GOAL FOR JETS – Jordan Farina floats a high free-kick to the far post where Matt Byrne heads home from six yards.

49’ – GOAL FOR CITY – City break fast down their right and a low cross into the six yard box is converted by Koh Satake under pressure from the Jets defence.

51’ – CHANCE FOR JETS – Jordan Farina hits the post with an angled shot after a quick Jets break.

77’ – CHANCE FOR CITY – Substitute Jason Park lefts fly from 25 yards but Jets keeper Bon Scott tips his low shot around the post.

78’ – CHANCE FOR JETS – Substitute Taiga Ishikura breaks in to the City penalty area and lets fly with a rising, angled shot which Tim Allen palms over the crossbar.

79’ – CHANCE FOR JETS – A deflected Jets free kick finds Scott Stewart unmarked but the defender's downward header from six yards is brilliantly saved by Tim Allen.

 

What They Said:

“Definitely two points lost, particularly here at home. Having said that I thought we played better football than we have in the last few weeks, but credit to City who defended well. While I look at it as two points lost, it is still very congested and a win here or there will push us back in.” – Dave Harris, Moreton Bay United FC coach.


Match Details:

PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues 2016 – Round 12

Saturday, 28 May
Wolter Park, Brisbane

Moreton Bay United FC – 1 (Matt BYRNE 37')
Brisbane City FC – 1 (Koh SATAKE 49')

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Match Officials – Adam Kersey (referee), James Sherry (assistant), John Vasiliadis (assistant), Dylan Lambert (fourth)