Jets' coach throws down challenge

 

Jets' coach Adam Piddick says we're at the "Premiership part of the season". Picture Albert Perez

 

Piddick: It's time to be at our best 

 

MORETON Bay United coach Adam Piddick has raised the bar again for his table-topping PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland squad.

“We’re at the Premiership part of the season now. Time to be at our best,” said Piddick ahead of Saturday’s clash with Redlands at Wolter Park, 6pm kick-off.

“It’s the second half of the season, we need to step up 10-15 per cent. Opponents are more tactically aware of what we’re doing now.

“Everyone wants to knock us off and all have plans to try and stop us.”

Piddick’s team has led the way since Round 3 and now has 25 points - two clear of Brisbane Strikers and Olympic with one and two matches in hand on each respectively.

On Saturday, Jets will also be protecting their perfect record from five NPL Queensland matches at Wolter Park this season.

But recent matches have been nail-biters with the Jets coming from behind to win all but their last league outing at Olympic.

“I don’t think we’ve been as clinical taking our chances as we were in the first six weeks,” said Piddick, “we just need to be a bit more clinical.

“It’s not complacency or intentionally not doing things. We may just have thought things would fall to us.

“We’ve been working to put that right and recapture the form which got us in to this position.”

The good news is Jets will have their full squad available, including central defender Alex Henderson who has recovered from an ankle injury sustained in the 4-2 win over PNG U23s.

But midfielder Jonathan Marraiya has joined Peninsula Power, from the Brisbane Premier League, in search of more game time.

 

Adam Piddick said he was always looking to strengthen his squad if the right player became available, but was also “quite happy” to stick with the current squad.

 

Saturday’s NPL fixtures at Wolter Park:

Jets Senior Men v Redlands Senior Men 6pm

Jets Youth v Palm Beach Youth 8pm