Jets fall to Mounties
The final 24-8 score line gives every indication it was another comfortable victory for the undefeated Mounties side in their match against the Newtown Jets on Saturday.
Those who were there however would have seen a different contest altogether, with a Jets side depleted by injury well and truly in the contest up until the final 10 minutes of the game.
Fielding a team with a vastly different look to those of weeks prior, the Jets battled hard to trail by just 10-8 after 70-minutes had elapsed, but in conceding two tries and a penalty goal, the late 14-point haul put paid to the Newtown challenge and confirmed Mounties position on top of the VB NSW Cup ladder.
The Mounties halves pairing of Josh McCrone and Mitch Cornish in the end were the difference, controlling the final period of the game and helping to get their team over the line for a seventh consecutive win.
For the Jets it was their first loss in a month after four victories in a row coming into the match. They retain fourth spot in the competition ladder with four wins from their seven games played.
Dallas Wells and Blake Ayshford were the try scorers for Newtown in the loss.
The next assignment for the Jets will be against the New Zealand Warriors, with that match to be played in Auckland on Anzac Day (Saturday, April 25).
For those interested in watching the Jets in action, the match will be shown live on Fox Sports, beginning at 9.40am (AEST).
J Ahearn, J Hawkins, M Cronin, J McCrone tries; M Cornish 4 goals
Newtown Jets 8
Dallas Wells, Blake Ayshford tries
NSWRL VB NSW Cup – 8th Round
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Mt Smart Stadium
New Zealand Warriors v Newtown
Kick-Off: 9.40am (AEST).
This match will be televised live on Fox Sports.
NSW Cup ladder – CLICK HERE