The Courier-Mail

Jets plan to bound over banana peel

- MARCO MONTEVERDE

MORETON Bay United have one hand on the NPL Queensland premiershi­p trophy but fullback Jayke Cuschieri has vowed complacenc­y will not be a factor when they meet competitio­n easybeats SWQ Thunder in Toowoomba tonight.

Going into the final weekend of the regular season, the Jets are equal on points with Brisbane Strikers but have a two-goal for-and-against advantage.

The Strikers host Northern Fury tonight and the eighthplac­ed Townsville club, with nothing to play for, may send a weakened team to Brisbane.

Also aiding the Strikers is that they kick off later than the Jets and will know exactly what is required to finish in first place.

However, the Jets are expected to demolish the Thunder, who have conceded a staggering 97 goals in 21 games.

Last weekend the Thunder were crushed 9-0 by Brisbane City, who went into the game second-last on the ladder.

“To us it’s really just another game that we have to go out and show why we deserve to be the premiers,” Cuschieri said.

“It’s going to be a hard game because Thunder have just come off the back of a flogging and the only way they can go out on a high is to get a win or a draw against the top team.’’

Skipper Michael Angus said the Strikers would not be afraid to throw caution to the wind tonight.

“It’s important we get the win,” Angus said.

“But we’ve dealt with other pressure situations throughout the year, so we’ll take it in our stride and give it a red-hot go.’’

 ??  ?? ON ALERT: Jayke Cuschieri.
ON ALERT: Jayke Cuschieri.

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