The Jets emerged with a point to prove and took an early lead through Dimitri Petratos, only to be pegged back in the second half after missing a myriad of chances.

After Adam Taggart equalised, Roy O'Donovan took the lead again immediately and the match became as end-to-end as a do or die bottom of the barrel clash should be.

Eric Bautheac eventually grabbed Brisbane's second equaliser - a result that breaks Brissie's losing streak, pushing them within a win of seventh, while the Novocastrians are three points off Wellington and the top six. 


Lewis Italiano - 6

Untested in the first half and unable to make an imprint in the second.   

Johnny Koutroumbis - 7

Hard to believe that he's already back but put his body on the line, delivering a strong return to action. Very confident display.  

Daniel Georgievski - 7.5  

Bombed down the flanks, fiery and tenacious, with an element of flair as usual.           

Nigel Boogaard - 7

Mopped up adequately when under little pressure and assisted O'Donovan's go-ahead strike. 

Nikolai Topor-Stanley - 6

Almost solid at the back for the duration but lost concentration late and appeared ungainly under pressure.