Strikers Edge Jets
Words: Aaron Cooper
Images: Andrew Shaw- Visible Focus Photography
A second-half strike from Michael Lee has secured a crucial three points for Brisbane Strikers away to Moreton Bay United on Saturday night.
Lee's 69th minute strike proved to the difference between the two sides, with the Strikers consolidating second spot and the Jets falling a rung to fifth.
Both sides shared chances in the first half with Jake McLean looking the most dangerous for the visitors.
Gregory Cheshire had the game's best opportunity on the stroke of half-time, grazing the crossbar at the end of a quick counter-attack.
Both sides once again tested the respective keepers before Lee finally broke the stalemate with a well-struck shot finding the top corner.
The Jets had a late chance on the cusp of stoppage time, but couldn't convert, meaning they would be held scoreless for just the third time this campaign.
Neither side face PS4 NPL QLD action for a fortnight when the Strikers host FNQ Heat and the Jets travel to face the Young Roar.
18’ CHANCE FOR STRIKERS – Jake Mclean has time and space and from 18 yards out, fires wide of the Jets left-hand upright.
21’ CHANCE FOR JETS – A clearance finds Donggyu Lee on the edge of the area but his first-time shot drifts wide.
29’ CHANCE FOR JETS – A deflected cross finds Jacob Mitchell 12 yards out but his header lacks power and is collected by Strikers keeper Zac Speedy.
38’ CHANCE FOR STRIKERS – Jake Mclean turns on the edge of the Jets area but his shot loops over the crossbar.
45’ CHANCE FOR STRIKERS – A quick break and through ball puts Gregory Cheshire in space but his fierce shot, on an angle, skims the bar and goes over.
55’ CHANCE FOR STRIKERS – Michael Lee shoots from 20 yards, on a slight angle, aiming for the far corner, but Jets keeper Josh Lagudah makes a finger-tip save.
59’ CHANCE FOR JETS – Jets substitute Declan Smith fires over the bar after collecting a fine through ball.
69’ GOAL FOR STRIKERS – Michael Lee again tries his luck from 20 yards on a slight angle, and this time finds the top corner, giving Lagudah no chance.
89’ CHANCES FOR JETS – Jacob Mitchell beats two Strikers defenders and has his cross/shot blocked, Riley Campbell cannot convert the rebound and Alex Janovsky’s shot is deflected to the keeper.
91' CHANCE FOR STRIKERS – Jets’ defender Sam Dickinson is caught in possession, Jake Mclean races clear but hit fierce shot hits the Jets post and is cleared.
PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues Queensland - Round 13
Saturday, June 3
Moreton Bay United 0
Brisbane Strikers 1 (Michael LEE 69')