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Back in the swing

Jackson Courtney-Perkins who has become a key figure in Jets' young squad this season.

Jackson Courtney-Perkins is well on the way to reaching one of his season’s goals.

The 21-year-old reckons a “double digit” tally of goals “would be good for an attacking midfielder or forward”.

He currently has four goals from 13 games, including two in the last two games, as well as a number of “assists” this season.

“I’m fairly happy with how things are going,” said Jackson, during the build-up to Sunday’s visit of current NPL Qld leaders Lions, kick-off 3.30pm.

“We do a lot of finishing drills in training and I’d like to be scoring a few more.”

Creating chances has not been a problem for Jets since their season kicked back into life during the second half of the defeat by Capalaba.

In the four-and-a-half matches since Jets have taken seven points and scored 11 goals - and there could have been more - from a raft of chances.

“I think it has taken us a while to get back into the swing of things (since matches resumed in late July),” said Jackson, who is in his first year at university studying education.

“Injuries didn’t help, but now we know the system, we all know where we need to be and everyone knows their role.

“We are scoring a few and had plenty of chances against Peninsula Power (on Wednesday). We got to put those away.

“Hopefully we’ll have more chances at the weekend and if we can convert a few of them we’ll have a chance of winning.”

Lions back bounced back from a slight wobble – defeat by Olympic and draw with Easts – to beat peninsula power 3-1 and Strikers 4-1.

In Joseph Duckworth they have one of the league’s top scorers with 13 goals in 14 games – but 10 of those goals came before the lockdown.

Jets Under 20s face Lions at Wolter Park on Sunday at 1.15pm, before the senior match. Canteen and bar open. COVID regulations apply, sign-in on arrival, use the sanitisation stations and maintain social distance.

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