Meteors' rosy win
METEORS are the Football Central Queensland division three premiers after a superb 4-2 win against flag favourites BITS on Saturday night.
With mist forming just above the ground, best-on-pitch powerhouse Jordan Rose was the difference with three brilliant goals including a stunning left-foot strike that broke the BITS' back.
Rose's blow was just seconds after gun BITS striker Dominic Stockdale threatened to send the game into a penalty shoot-out after his penalty shot evaded the outstretched hands of Meteor goal-keeper Greg Kentford.
"It was epic, an all-round absolute cracker,” a stoked Meteor Alex Weatherby said minutes after the game.
"I'm just glad Jordan Rose is in my team.”
When the first half was scoreless, Weatherby said coach Nelson Rose told the players that they had been doing everything right.
Despite early momentum in the second half, it was Meteors which took its chances.
Scott Rous opened the scoring with a deft goal off his left foot that beat BITS 'keeper Kayden Bailey.
Rose then connected a sensational goal to make it 2-0, but as Weatherby said post-game, BITS cannot be taken lightly.
"You can never be comfortable being 2-0 up because it gives you a false sense of security and BITS can score five goals in a half,” Weatherby added.
"In that whole 90 minutes, you can never be comfortable, but we played for each other.”
Brandon Gillett's perfectly-timed header made it 2-1 before Stockdale's equaliser and BITS team-mate Ben Mooney said it was all about capitalising.
"They played a quick-paced game, but we thought the tide had turned when we got both goals,” Mooney said.
"Then Meteors counter-punched.”
BITS coach Paul Blomfield said lapses proved costly.
"We had momentum, but it's a finals game and we switched off for 30 seconds,” Blomfield said of Rose's second goal that made scores 3-2.
"It was a tough game for both teams.
"We had our chances, but can't take anything away from Meteors.”