Jet-set for Suncorp grand final

Published 11:00am 11 September 2023

Jet-set for Suncorp grand final
Words by Nick Crockford

Pictured: Joe Scott celebrates after scoring Jets' winner on Saturday. Picture: Stephen Archer

Moreton Bay United is preparing for their first trip to Suncorp Stadium.

Jets beat Brisbane City 2-1 in a dramatic preliminary final on Saturday at Wolter Park to book their place in the NPL Qld Men’s Grand Final.

Premiers Gold Coast Knights await on Sunday (7pm) at Suncorp in a battle of the regular season’s top two.

The points have been shared twice this year. Sam Knight scored a 90th-minute equaliser for Jets in a 2-2 draw and Jordan Farina struck late in a 1-1 draw in the second meeting.

Preliminary final picture gallery - click through

Knight was again on target at the weekend, putting Jets ahead against Brisbane City, who equalised, before Joe Scott scored an 83rd-minute winner.

It has set-up a remarkable season for Jets, who only just escaped relegation last year, but have been among the front runners throughout 2023.

Their home form in the NPL has been impressive – 8 wins, 2 draws from 12 matches. But, Knights have lost only two NPL matches all season.

Among their scalps were Peninsula Power who bowed out of the finals on Friday after conceding five second half goals.

Power’s Under 23 Men lost a dramatic preliminary final 4-2 on penalties having finished 1-1 after extra time at Gold Coast United Under 23s.

Jets Under 23s pushed premiers Gold Coast Knights Under 23s all the way in their preliminary final, but two goals in the second period of extra time saw them bow out 4-2.

A goal in each half also accounted for Jets’ Under 23 Women who lost their preliminary final at Virginia 2-0.

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