Magpies rise above to surprise KSS Jets
COULD Doon Villa's late winner put an early end to KSS Jets' momentum?
The Jets entered the Hervey Bay Sports Club clash optimistic they would claim three premiership points and keep pressure on the top four.
Doon Villa had a different view. With the score locked a 2-all, it was the Magpies who broke through for the late winner.
Doon Villa goalkeeper Adam Young said his side fought hard for the points.
"The lads played well, they got stuck in,” Young said. "We fell down early but we wore the shirt with pride.
"We've been working hard all year. We've got a new coach, different discipline at the back, it's good.”
For Phil Rimmer's Jets, it is an opportunity lost.
His plan was for the Jets to win, Sunbury to fall to Brothers Aston Villa, and sit equal-fourth with the Blues.
Sunbury's shock 3-0 win, along with the Jets' late capitulation, means the Hervey Bay club is six points outside the top four.
"We're still only halfway through the season yet,” Rimmer said.
"We have a lot in front of us and a lot to improve.”
While several Jets played well, Rimmer was generally unhappy with his side's application. Missed chances, cheap turnovers - the poor habits Rimmer has worked upon tirelessly appeared at the worst possible time.
"In my mind, when you look at that team on the park, we were the better team on the park and we didn't come up with the goods,” Rimmer said.
"We did not play well enough, we didn't knock the ball around enough, we lost it in possession too much.”
The Jets will face Bingera at Bundaberg's Martens Oval on Sunday, while Doon Villa host Brothers Aston Villa at Federation Park Field, Maryborough.
Sunbury hosts Bargara, Across The Waves face UPE and United has the bye.