SOLE GOAL: KSS Jets' Jarrod Best in action last season.
SOLE GOAL: KSS Jets' Jarrod Best in action last season. Matthew McInerney

Villa earns two-goal win but the Jets are still happy

DOON Villa successfully defended the Magpies fortress in its first test.

The black-and-whites earned a 3-1 win against KSS Jets to be the first and only Fraser Coast team to win a Wide Bay Premier League game this season.

Doon Villa's New Zealand import Joshua Yates scored a brace in his first WBPL game while captain-coach Joel Nielsen's goal added depth to the favourable scoreline.

Jarrod Best scored the Jets' only goal, but coach Phil Rimmer was not overly concerned about the two-goal deficit.

"We're disappointed with the scoreline, sure, but we weren't unhappy with the game,” he said.

"It was 2-1 for a long time and we missed a few chances that could've got us a point. I think both sides would've been happy with 2-all.

"We used about six defenders and we're missing a few other players so we're not full strength just yet.”

The Jets will host Bingera on Saturday night.

The Stripeys beat United Park Eagles 2-1 in their opening game, and Rimmer said his key focus was to ensure the Jets welcomed defenders back to the fold.

"We had a few injuries so we'll have to get them back on the park, and we'll look to our young blokes and get them in,” he said.

Doon Villa will host Brothers Aston Villa at Villa Park on Saturday, a major test in the opening weeks of the season.



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