Royce reveals keys to success...

 

Royce Brownlie marked his return from injury with a hat-trick against Redlands.


... and Jets' target on the long home run

 

JETS’ skipper Royce Brownlie said there were four key factors in last night’s crushing 6-2 victory over Redlands.


Brownlie, back after missing four games through injury, scored a hat-trick. Jonathan Marraiya, Jordan Farina and Jackson Hall added one apiece.


The win sees Jets become the first side to record a league double over Redlands this season and lifts them into fifth place just outside the top four.

 

Speaking after the game the captain said: “Tonight was all about our attitude and application. Our communication and our organisation. We’ve been working on them and those four things really stood out.


“Redlands found it hard to break us down and then we could counter (attack) and we played good attacking football ….. and scored six goals!


“We’ve set a goal. We had nine games left before tonight, seven at home. We had to win all those seven home games.


“I’ve been four weeks out with my ankle and to be back is great. To score three goals is even better.


“But we need to go to Strikers (on Saturday) and win points. We need to test them, stick it to them. If we do come away with something it could give us a chance to come away with the title again.”


Redlands coach Matt Chandler lamented his side’s first-half performance, but praised Jets.


“We created some chances but you cannot be 4-1 down at half-time and expect to get back in to the game,” he said.


“I thought we started the game brightly and moved the ball about well, but unfortunately Royce and his movement, he’s a class act. I don’t think we dealt with that too well and one goal turned in to two and then three.


“I think it’s a blip. We lost the last two but won the previous four, but we were beaten by a determined side and I thought Royce was excellent tonight.”

 

Key Moments

4’ - CHANCE FOR REDLANDS – Michael Lee has time and space six yards out but Jets defender Jacob Mitchell makes a superb block

11’ - GOAL FOR JETS – Jordan Farina crosses from the Jets' left and finds Jonathan Marraiya, in space, on the far post. He controls and fires home from eight yards

13’ - GOAL FOR JETS – Another Farina cross this time finds Royce Brownlie whose header hits the far post, but the Jets skipper hooks in the rebound from close range

19’ - GOAL FOR JETS – Brownlie returns the favour, crossing from the Jets' left to Farina on the far post, who cuts inside and guides the ball home at close range

37’ - CHANCE FOR JETS – Taiga Ishikura lefts fly from 25 yards and his low shot is tipped round the post by Redlands goalkeeper Matthew Lugo

39’ - GOAL FOR JETS – A deep, hanging cross from Alex Janovsky is headed in by Brownlie, despite being surrounded by Redlands defenders

43’ - GOAL FOR REDLANDS – Michael McGowan flicks home a near-post header from a free kick

58’ - GOAL FOR REDLANDS – A quick break down the Jets right and low cross along the six-yard line finds  Lee arriving at pace to side-foot home

66’ - CHANCE FOR REDLANDS – Michael Lee has time eight yards out but his shot is straight at Jets goalkeeper Bon Scott

72’ - CHANCE FOR JETS – A long ball finds Jackson Hall racing through on the edge of the penalty area but Lugo races out to block the opportunity

84’ - GOAL FOR JETS – Brownlie’s free kick is partially blocked but Hall pounces on the second chance to score with a rising cross shot

90’ - GOAL FOR JETS – Substitute Raymond Schultz picks up a loose ball and crosses to Brownlie to complete his hat-trick with a header from five yards

Match Details

PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues 2016 – Round 14

Saturday, June 18
Wolter Park, Moreton Bay

Moreton Bay United FC – 6 (Jonathan MARRAIYA 11’, Royce BROWNLIE 13’ 39’ 90’, Jordan FARINA 19’, Jackson HALL 84’)
Redlands United FC – 2 (Michael MCGOWAN 43’, Michael LEE 58’)

Match Centre – http://bit.ly/1USaFIW

Match Officials – Lara LEE (referee), Renae COGHILL (assistant), Sarah PRATT (assistant), Brad BURTON (fourth)