Night to Forget for Strikers as Jets Run Riot

Mar 02, 2020 by

The Brisbane Strikers were unable to break a recent run of disappointing results losing out to the Moreton Bay Jets 4-1 at Perry Park. 

Strikers came into the match having lost their previous two games to Brisbane City and Gold Coast Knight respectively and were hoping to return to winning ways. 

The game would begin positively for Strikers who were creating chances and keeping the ball well with Ollie Smith, Michael Ndjekompte and Fraser Hills all causing the opposition defence problems. 

Being unable to score however left Strikers vulnerable and the Jets would capitalise executing a well-coordinated set play which saw Jackson Courtney-Perkins put the visitors in front. 

The second half would begin frustratingly for Strikers as Moreton Bay doubled their lead through Lachie Strogusz via another set-piece. 

Strikers were able to get themselves back in the game as Ollie Smith coolly slotted home a penalty which was won by Matty Richardson however Moreton Bay would quickly wrap up the game with two quickfire goals from Matthew Heath. 

The game finished as a 4-1 loss for Strikers who will need to regather themselves for next week’s away fixture against Brisbane Roar Youth. 

Goals 

36’- Moreton Bay Jets- The Jets execute a slick set-piece which ended with a close-range finish for Jackson Courtney-Perkins. 

55’- Moreton Bay Jets- A well-delivered corner picks out Lachie Strogusz at the far post who makes no mistake with the finishing touch. 

62’- Brisbane Strikers- Matty Richardson is pulled down for a penalty which is expertly converted by Ollie Smith for his first Strikers goal. 

72’- Moreton Bay Jets- After winning a penalty Jets striker Matt Heath made no mistake from the spot-kick. 

75’- Moreton Bay Jets- A skillful run from Jackson Courtney-Perkins created space for the Jets man to pick out Matt Heath at the far post who scored his second of the game. 

E-Z-Go Man of the Match  

Fraser Hills earned E-Z-Go Man of the Match honors in what was a night to forget for Strikers. The forward put in a typically excellent all-round display running tirelessly and linking up with his teammates all game long. Earning the award was no consolation for Hills however who said that he and his teammates did not live up to what is expected of a Strikers team and must quickly improve. 

Coaches Reaction 

“We’re disappointed with the performance tonight and it just wasn’t up to the required level. We make no excuses for it, we have had a busy schedule but for me, we’ve had enough time to recover and I don’t think it was fatigue that caused this. We need to rest up for next weekend against the Roar which will be another tough game and also use the opportunity to highlight some areas of focus going forward.” 

Owen Baker, Brisbane Strikers Head Coach 

Next Game 

Brisbane Strikers will take on Brisbane Roar Youth next Sunday away at the Logan Metro Sports Complex with a 2 pm in NPL QLD. 

 

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