KSS Jets crash back to earth in season-opening loss
EXTRA effort, more intensity, but an all-too familiar result has left KSS Jets coach Phil Rimmer frustrated after their season opening game.
The Jets started well.
They created opportunities, scored through Jacob Lynch, and were level-pegging with one of Wide Bay League's top sides in Bingera at the half.
Where that first half performance earned Rimmer's praise, the second half was the total opposite.
Passes went astray, they were beaten to the ball far too often, and Bingera's speed on the counter-attack tore the Jets apart.
"First half we were great, second half we were rushing things too much," he said.
"We should've been slowing it down and trying to nail things. We didn't, and they took advantage of it.
"We've worked on it, talked about it, but it was about the execution today - we didn't execute in that second half.
"The first half was really good, but we didn't switch the ball around near enough.
"Defensively we were good but they got four goals that they shouldn't have."
Bingera eventually ran out 4-1 winners, but Rimmer said two of their goals should never have happened.
It is a comment directed to his side's defensive efforts, in which the squad conceded two goals from set pieces.
"If we can work on that defence, we've shown we can score goals but we have to keep them out of the net," Rimmer said.
"We've got one of the best keepers in the league.
"Two goals from set pieces just isn't good enough. To me it was only 2-1, and it should've only been 2-1. We can't be letting them run unopposed or unchecked into the box.
"It's something we have worked on; it's the application. The intsentiy is there,we've picked that up from last year."
There will be no games during the Easter weekend.
The Jets will next take on The Waves while Bingera hosts Brothers Aston Villa on April 22.