Jets aim to keep "fortress" record


Jordan Farina after scoring Jets' last PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland goal at Wolter Park in the Grand Final. Picture: Albert Perez

Important to continue unbeaten run - Farina 


MORETON Bay United is back at “fortress” Wolter Park this weekend, determined to extend its long unbeaten run, says Jordan Farina.

Only Brisbane Strikers and Far North Queensland left with a PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland point last season. Every other team was empty-handed.

And Farina said “we want to keep it that way” starting with Saturday’s visit of Brisbane Roar Youth, kick-off 6pm, for team’s first home match of the campaign.

“I think playing at home is always important for us,” said Farina, scorer of that dramatic late winner in last season's PlayStation 4 Grand Final, “and it’s important to keep the winning streak.

“For the players that have been here a while Wolter Park’s a special place to play, with a good crowd, it’s nice and tight. This is our fortress and we want to keep it that way.”

Jets opened their title defence with a 3-1 victory at Brisbane City, but Farina, now in his third year at Wolter Park, said there was plenty of room for improvement.

“I wouldn’t have called it (the win at City) 100 per cent perfect,” he said, “I think there’s still a lot things we could improve upon our first game of the season, but there were definitely good signs going forward.

“I don’t think they’ll be a different approach for the Roar. They are very technical and I wouldn’t be surprised if they train every day of the week. But we know we have strengths and are good technically.

“There’s a reason why we won the league, we can vary it. We can play really good football at times, but we can dig in when we have to.”

Saturday may see a return to Wolter Park for Joseph Champness, the young striker who signed for Roar in the summer after starring for Jets, often from off the bench, last year.

“He (Champness) deserves to be there after the performances he put in here last year,” added Farina, “and it’s through players like him that Moreton Bay United is fast becoming a development club and moving them on to the next level.”