The Newtown Jets have rebounded from two straight losses with an important win over the Manly Sea Eagles in their round 16 clash at Henson Park on Saturday.
The Jets trailed at half time before getting the better of the Manly side in the second half as they ran in five tries in the victory.
With an untired halves pairing due to the absence of regular half Todd Murphy the Jets took a while to take control of the contest, however with Nesiasi Mataitonga and Dallas Wells steering the ship the Newtown team did enough to secure the win and stay in touch with the leading teams in the NSW Cup competition.
It was the first win for the Jets since round 11, with the forwards laying the platform and Nathan Gardner outstanding at fullback.
The Jest moved up one place to seventh on the NSW Cup ladder and now have the Bye and a week off in the next round.
Nathan Gardner, Nesiasi Mataitonga, Corey Brown, Sami Sauiluma, Gerard McCallum tries; Nathan Gardner 4 goals
Dylan Kelly 3 tries; Kurt Aldridge 4 goals.
Newtown's team was:
Nathan Gardner, Corey Brown, Corin Smith, Mitch Brown, Daniel Abou-Sleiman, Nesiasi Mataitonga, Dallas Wells, Tinirau Arona, Sami Sauiluma, Junior Roqica, Ray Moujalli, Kurt Kara, Tim Robinson. Bench: Pat Politoni, Andrew Pearn, Saulala Houma, Gerard McCallum. Coach: Greg Matterson.
The Manly-Warringah team was:
Dom Reardon, David Williams, Blayden Wiliame, Tony Satini, Delroy Berryman, Manaia Rudolph, Kurt Aldridge, Jesse Sene-Lefao, Dylan Kelly, Michael Chee Kam, Siosaia Vave, Jayden Hodges, Uiti Baker. Bench: Ben Fritz, Jordan Latham, Jesse Maxwell, Vinni Ngaro. Coach: Luke Williamson.
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