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Historic day for Jets

Cooper O'Regan, left and coach Cameron Millar excited by the challenge of tomorrow's Grand Final.

Jets’ Under 23s have their biggest match of the season tomorrow – a match which is both historic and unlike any other!

Our Class of 2021 is the first to reach an NPL Grand Final at this level and will face Brisbane Roar at Perry Park, kick-off 5pm.

And that debut makes it unique, says Jets’ coach Cameron Millar.

“Grand finals don’t come around all that often and most of these players have not played in one,” he said.

“It’s very different. You cannot really replicate the emotions and experience.

“Our focus will be on making sure the players are ready physically, psychology and tactically for an intense game.”

One of those players, Cooper O’Regan, played in last weekend’s thrilling 6-3 semi-final victory over Lions at Wolter Park.

Now in his 10th season at Moreton Bay United, ‘Mini’ said the squad was "pretty excited. A lot of us have been here a long time and it’s the first grand final.

Jets Under 23's all smiles after last weekend's semi-final victory.

“Half the team was out on their feet last weekend, but we found a way through. Hopefully we can carry that into the final.

“Roar are good technically and they have got a couple of physical players. It will certainly be interesting. We’ve had good games against them.”

“We feel confident we can beat them,” said Mini, “but we’ll also try and enjoy the final, enjoy the occasion, as much as we can.”

Roar, this year’s Premiers, won the first match 3-0. “We didn’t really show up for that one,” said Mini. In the second, Roar scored an injury time equaliser after trailing 3-0.

However, jets showed that same spirit and determination in Sunday’s epic semi, which Cameron described as: "In terms of the players' character, it was immense.

“I believe it showed a passion for the club and was probably reflected in the fact a lot of those players have been running around in MBU shirts since they were 12.

“Watching them in the second half of extra time, when some were broken out there ... they really showed passion for Moreton Bay United.”

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