Jets’ coach Royce Brownlie says “the boys are buzzing” and ready for tonight’s north-side NPL derby with Brisbane City at Wolter Park, kick-off 6pm.
It comes just 72 hours after Jets’ remarkable 5-5 draw with Gold Coast United and could have major implications for both sides.
Jets are looking to finish fifth on the NPL ladder – an improvement of six places on last season. Their final match is at home to Brisbane Roar next Sunday.
Brisbane City are above Redlands, who are in the one relegation slot, only on goal difference and have urged their fans to help them at Wolter Park tonight.
City finish at home to title-chasing Olympic next weekend while Redlands are at home to Brisbane Roar tomorrow and Gold Coast United on Wednesday.
“The boys felt like the (5-5) draw was a loss,” said Royce, “but it was another learning curve for our players.
“The good news is, though, we still scored five goals (for the first time in a match this season).
“Now the boys are buzzing and ready to put on another big show in front of our home crowd.
“Let’s get behind Moreton Bay United and not let (Brisbane) City come with more fans than us!”
In 15 NPL Qld matches against Brisbane City since 2013, Jets have won nine, drawn two and lost four. That included an unbeaten run from 2014-2018 of nine wins and a draw.
In August, Linden Farr scored twice – his first goals for Jets – in a 2-1 win at Brisbane City. The winner coming in the 88th minute.
Goals were no problem again for Jets on Wednesday night with Danny Champness and Matt Heath each scoring twice and having one assist inn the first 45 minutes.
“In the first half I thought we played some of the best football in a while with a 4-0 lead,” said Royce.
“The half-time came and some unfortunate decisions didn’t go our way. But to be honest we dropped our heads.
“Gold Coast United play direct football with big lads and we stopped playing our game.”
Moreton Bay United’s Under 20 face their Brisbane City counterparts at 4pm today. Jets finished third on the ladder, City fourth.