JETS finished its 2019 Queensland Powerchair Football Association season with a flourish at Bowen Hills PCYC, as Jack Gillespie reports.
GAME 1 v Strikers. FULL TIME 0-3
Jeffrey Morrish couldn't make it to the start of this clash after having a bit of a health scare before the game, and his presence was missed. The Jets lacked some urgency in both attack and defence without him, but it was a great first half by Nathan Tessmann, who enjoyed his first crack at Powerchair Football in his new sports' chair. The Jets remained competitive right through the half, but the Strikers were too good, scoring 3 goals. Jeffrey returned in the second half, and helped hold the fort. The fourth-placed Jets strung some passes together, but couldn't get across the line against the first-placed Strikers. A 3-nil finish, but a nil-all second half.
GAME 2 v City. FULL TIME 2-3
After losing to the Lions in the preliminary final, City took on the Jets to see who would take out 3rd. A few minutes in, City struck first with a goal in the corner. All warmed up from their narrow loss to the Lions in the game before, City were on point and controlled the pace of the game. They scored again before halftime. The Jets came out firing in the second half, particularly Jeffrey Morrish, whose constant defensive pressure eventually earned him his first goal of the season. City fought back and extended the lead to 2, but an intercept from Jeffrey Morrish saw him grab a runaway goal to make it 2-3. The Jets picked up the pace to try and even the scoreline before full time, and created some good opportunities as a result, but City were just too good.
It's been a tough season for the Jets, but with a bit more experience under their belts, bring on 2020!