Jets snatch late road win
Words: Aaron Cooper
Additional reporting: Northern Fury FC
Image: Jennifer Gulson
A last-gasp winner has secured a valuable three points for Moreton Bay United on the road in Townsville.
Paul Mikula’s stoppage time strike stole the three points which could prove crucial come the end of the season.
The hosts started the contest on the front foot, taking the lead just seven minutes in with a long-range strike from Jarrod Green.
The sides traded solid chances before Donggyu Lee restored parity shortly before the half-hour mark.
The scoreline stayed locked until the death when only minutes after having a goal disallowed, the Fury conceded the lead with Mikula snatching the win for the Jets.
The loss leaves the Fury’s season hanging by a thread, dwindling in seventh spot well behind the top six sides.
The Jets return home next Saturday night to host the Strikers while the Fury have their shortest away trip of the season against the Heat.
7’ – GOAL FOR FURY – Jarrod Green shots from beyond the box and finds the back of the net.
11’ – CHANCE FOR JETS – A Jake Perry tackle on the line keeps the Fury’s lead intact.
25’ – CHANCE FOR FURY – Corey Waples whips a free kick in which Jahya Hilton-McKeown heads towards goal. The shot is saved before Hamish Cassady fires the rebound against the upright, which is then cleared by the Jets defence.
27’ – GOAL FOR JETS – Donggyu Lee shoots from the right and despite Ryan Murphy getting a hand to the ball, the ball hits the back of the net.
89’ – GOAL DISALLOWED FOR FURY – The ball is spilled inside the area from which the Fury score, but the goal is disallowed for a foul in the lead-up.
90’ – GOAL FOR JETS – Paul Mikula finishes under Murphy from close range.
PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues Queensland – Round 12
Saturday, May 27
Townsville Sports Reserve
Northern Fury FC 1 (Jarrod GREEN 7’)
Moreton Bay United FC 2 (Donggyu LEE 28’, Paul MIKULA 90’)