Jets fly back to winnings ways


Alex Stewart scored his fifth goal in 11 games this season.

We could have won by more, says Piddick

MORETON Bay United have returned to winning ways with a comfortable 3-1 win over bottom-of-the-table Northern Fury at Townsville Sports Reserve.
The visitors stormed out to a three-goal advantage inside half an hour as Scott Stewart and Alex Janovsky added to an early own goal from the hosts.
Despite pulling a goal back early in the second stanza, hopes of a Fury comeback faded entering the final quarter hour when Nicholas Dunn was dismissed for a second bookable offence.
The win ends a three-match winless run in the league for Jets and a two-match losing streak in all competitions following their midweek exit from the Westfield FFA Cup.
For Fury, the result marks an eleventh straight defeat and sees them become just the second club in the competition’s history to conclude the first half of a season without a competition point.

Key Moments
5’ – GOAL FOR JETS – Jordan Farina crosses in low to the Fury penalty area but Darren Walker in attempting to put the ball behind for a corner turns the ball into his own net
8’ – CHANCE FOR FURY – Hamish Cassady picks out Jonathon Bagley inside the box, who pulls the trigger but Bon Scott makes the catch
15’ – GOAL FOR JETS – Matthew Capelo’s cross is headed home by Scott Stewart at the far post with a well-placed header
19’ – CHANCE FOR FURY – Nicholas Dunn crosses to Jae Eurell just inside the area, who controls before sending in a low shot that is directed straight at Scott
24’ – CHANCE FOR FURY – Dunn picks out Cassidy just outside the area who tries to pick out the bottom corner at the near post but it fizzes just wide
27’ – GOAL FOR JETS – Reyze Kelly’s cross is met by Alex Janovsky on the burst, whose first-time finish flies into the back of the net
47’ – GOAL FOR FURY – Cassady picks out Charles Slaney near the penalty spot, who controls under pressure and tucks away the finish to pull a goal back
53’ - CHANCE FOR JETS – Farina latches on to a through ball and bears down on goal one-on-one against Fury goalkeeper Luke McDonald and pulls the trigger but the Fury gloveman makes a sharp save
76’ – RED CARD FOR FURY – Dunn is dismissed for second bookable offence putting paid to hopes of a Fury fightback

What They Said
“I’m hoping we take away the last 45 minutes. If we can produce that on a regular basis for 90 minutes then we wouldn’t be in the position we are in. We just need to be more consistent, have a little more composure and start games well. At the moment we are very poor starters and the reason I do not know.” Ian Ferguson, Northern Fury FC coach

“It’s been a long overdue win for us. It was important to get the three points and the boys are knackered considering the week we’ve had. It’s getting that winning feeling back again and to be fair we had a lot of clear cut chances in the second half and if we had been fresher we would’ve taken them.“ – Adam Piddick, Moreton Bay United FC technical director

Match Details

PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues 2016 – Round 11

Saturday, May 21
Townsville Sports Reserve, Townsville

Northern Fury FC – 1 (Charles SLANEY 47’)
Moreton Bay United FC – 3 (own goal 5’, Scott STEWART 15’, Alex JANOVSKY 26’)

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Match Officials - Matt Skinner (referee), Graham Buzzi (assistant), Liam O’Connor (assistant), Jack Nicolosi (fourth)

- courtesy of Football Queensland