Jets’ top side may be in the 12th month of their NPL Qld season, but they are still setting themselves new targets – the latest being five from five.
Five matches remain of the men’s regular season and four of those games are at Wolter Park, starting tomorrow when bottom side Redlands are the visitors at 5pm.
Jets have set their sights on winning all five games …. distinctly possible given four (Redlands, Brisbane City, Easts, Gold Coast United) of their five opponents are currently in the bottom four places on the ladder.
Whether a 15-point haul would close the eight-point gap, currently held by Gold Coast Knights, remains to be seen, but five wins would certainly give Jets a chance.
Victory tomorrow would also see Jets leapfrog Brisbane Roar, who have a bye round, into fifth. If Gold Coast Knights lose to Lions, the gap between fifth and the top four is down to five points.
“We won’t be easing up until the final whistle of our final match of the season,” said coach Royce Brownlie, who first gathered his squad together in November last year.
“There’s plenty to play for, Everyone as to put on a good finish to the season and especially give our supporters plenty to cheer at Wolter Park.”
Jets’ Remaining fixtures:
October 17 - Jets v Redlands, at Wolter Park, 5pm
October 25 – Jets v Gold Coast United, at Wolter Park, 3pm
October 31 – Easts v Jets, at Heath Park, 7.30pm
November 7 – Jets v Brisbane City, at Wolter Park, 6pm
November 15 – Jets v Brisbane Roar, at Wolter Park, 5pm
Jets will be boosted tomorrow by the return of Linden Farr and Alex Tabillon from injury having each missed a couple of matches.
Zachary Kierpal and Jackson Courtney-Perkins will also be in action after both made the NPL Qld Team of the Week last week for their performances in the 4-2 win over Gold Coast Knights.
Jets Under 18 and Under 20 sides play at Olympic on Sunday, starting at 1.30pm and 3.30pm respectively. The Under 18s are second on their ladder. The Under 20s third.