Jets soar back to top spot


Matt Bryne, at the heart of Jets' defence which kept its first clean sheet pf the season.
Picture: Anthony Napoli

One goal enough for third straight victory


JETS returned to the top of the PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues table on Friday night after edging Redlands United 1-0 at Cleveland Showgrounds.

An early goal from Jordan Farina proved decisive for Jets as they recorded their third successive win to open their campaign.

However, the points proved hard-fought as Jets goalkeeper Matthew Stein remained firm against sustained late pressure from the hosts to record his first clean sheet of the season.

The result moves Jets ahead of FNQ Heat - who play Western Pride on Saturday night – in the league standings, and marks a first defeat of the campaign for Redlands.

Match Summary

8’ – CHANCE FOR REDLANDS – Graham Fyfe’s shot from the edge of the box beats Jets goalkeeper Matthew Stein but goes just wide of the post

9’ – CHANCE FOR JETS – Joey Masuda powers a header towards goal from the edge of the box but Redlands goalkeeper Brendan White is up to task with a diving save

13’ – GOAL FOR JETS – Brendan White appears to have a Jets cross covered but fumbles the ball into the path of Jordan Farina, who converts with a simple tap-in

36’ – CHANCE FOR REDLANDS – Russell Woodruffe’s header is pushed away by Matthew Stein before the second chance is headed over the crossbar by Igor Sao Jose

54’ – CHANCE FOR REDLANDS – Grant Brix delivers a powerful left-footed drive from the edge of the box but is foiled by a sharp save from Matthew Stein

64’ – CHANCE FOR REDLANDS – Graham Fyfe taps in for the hosts but the goal is disallowed as the assistant flags for offside

72’ – CHANCE FOR REDLANDS – A backheel from Graham Fyfe tees up Gregory Warden but the shot skims over the crossbar

85’ – CHANCE FOR REDLANDS – Michael Lee hits a powerful drive from the top of the box but Matthew Stein makes another stunning save to push the effort wide with his fingertips


What They Said

“Football is a funny game. It’s an old cliché but you got to stick your chances away. We didn’t tonight and that’s what cost us in the end. These things are going to happen but we should’ve got a couple to get the win or at least a draw.“ – Graham Fyfe, Redlands United FC

“That’s the best game I’ve seen Stein play in a while. When he had to make a save he made it. When he had to come and claim the ball in crowds he claimed it as well. It’s a good confidence boost for him because he’s been working hard to up his game and it’s good to see him get some rewards.“ - Adam Piddick, Moreton Bay United FC Technical Director

Match Details

PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues 2016 – Round 3
Friday, March 11
Cleveland Showgrounds, Redland City

Moreton Bay United 1 defeat Redlands United 0

Redlands United FC

Goals – none
Yellow cards – Kai HALLIDAY 66’, Graham FYFE 73’, Adam CHANDLER 90+3’
Red cards - none

Squad – 1. Brendan WHITE, 3. Grant BRIX (12. Adam CHANDLER 85’), 4. Kai HALLIDAY, 5. Paul O’Brien, 7. Michael LEE, 8. Russell WOODRUFFE (6. Gregory WARDEN 70’), 10. Nicolas BECHAR, 11. Graham FYFE, 14. Nicholas DANICIC, 16. Igor SAO JOSE, 18. Michael MCGOWAN

Unused – 13. Scott DYKMAN, 15. Doyle BISSETT, 20. James EDGAR

Moreton Bay United FC

Goals – Jordan FARINA 13’
Yellow cards – Reyze KELLY 60’
Red cards – none

Squad – 1. Matthew STEIN, 2. Reyze KELLY, 3. Scott STEWART, 4. Matthew BYRNE, 6. Liam PREVITERA, 7. Jordan FARINA (13. Finn BEAKHURST 59’), 10. Joey MASUDA (Royce BROWNLIE 51’), 12. Sebastian KALOS, 14. Alex JANOVSKY, 15. Taiga ISHIKURA, 18. Jonathan MARRAIYA (8. Matthew CAPELO 68’)

Unused – 19. Jacob MITCHELL, 20. Ryan ATKINS

Match Officials – Alan MILLINER (referee), Joseph LEE (assistant), Benjamin ORWELL (assistant), Zijad AHMETOVIC (fourth)


- courtesy Football Queensland