STRIKE: Brothers Aston Villa player Blake O'Brien takes a shot for goal against KSS Jets.
STRIKE: Brothers Aston Villa player Blake O'Brien takes a shot for goal against KSS Jets. Mike Knott BUN110317FOOTBALL6

Villa on target at home in the FFA Cup

FOOTBALL: Brothers Aston Villa has made the perfect start to their FFA Cup campaign, despite limited pre-season matches.

Making their debut in Australia's premier football knockout competition, the side defeated the KSS Jets 3-0 at the Brothers ground on Saturday night.

Villa showed they would be tough to beat this season with two sensational goals in the second half to seal the win.

Brothers Aston Villa captain Josh McInnes said it was a strong hit-out ahead of a long season for the side.

"We're definitely happy with the win," he said.

"It was a hard hit-out though and they (Jets) played well in patches."

McInnes said the score could have been more.

"We played to our plan and kept a clean sheet," he said.

"We made the right decisions but our finishing let us down, we could have been ten up."

Paying tribute to the side, McInnes said the backline did well and Jaryd Bennier was strong in the midfield.

The side will now play The Waves next week and resume the rivalry between the two sides.

This time though they will be playing to go further in the FFA Cup.

For the Jets, they rued not taking their chances early.

"We started really well; we should have had two in the first 10 or 15 minutes," coach Phil Rimmer said.

"Unfortunately they got one, we went into a hole for 15 minutes and then tried to put it all back.

"But we ran out of legs."

In the end, injuries hampered the side, including one to captain John Cullen.

"He's done the opposite ankle to last year," he said.

"It doesn't look too bad so hopefully the two-week rest now will pull him up for the next game."

The Jets will now focus on their first match in the Wide Bay League against Doon Villa, who eliminated the United Park Eagles in the other FFA Cup round three match.

Deadlocked at 2-2 after 90 minutes, a goal in extra time handed them their first-ever win in the competition.

They will now play the United Warriors at home.



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