Jets land a late win
A sideline conversion from Fa'amanu Brown following a James Tuitahi try has seen the Newtown Jets escape Campbelltown Stadium with a 26-24 win over the Wests Tigers.
In a match that had a number of lead changes as the two sides failed to assert any dominance on the other, it was evetually the Jets to emerge with the all-important two competition points.
After two consecutive losses on the back of a round one win the Newtown side now sits in the middle of the pack and within striking distance of the Intrust Super Premiership competition leaders.
The Jets opened the scoring via a Matt Evans try and looked set for a comfortable afternoon but that was far from what would transpire, with Jamaal Idris having a hand in a Tigers try not long after.
A Tony Williams four-pointer for Newtown, as the big forward continues his push towards an NRL berth, put Newtown back in front however the rest of the first half was all the Tigers as the home side would take an 18-10 lead to the break.
Tuitahi would score his first try, before Jayden Walker managed to crash over and Newtown had re-taken the lead during the second half. The Tigers would then push back in-front when Jeremy Marshall-King scored his second of the afternoon in what had appeared to be a match-winning touch-down.
That was until the second Tuitahi try of the afternoon and the left-footed conversion from Brown devastated the Tigers and had the Jets celebrating.
The Jets will now look to register back-to-back wins for the first time in 2017 when they play the Newcastle Knights at Southern Cross Stadium on Saturday in a curtain-raiser to the Sharks v Knights NRL clash.
NEWTOWN JETS 26
James Tuitahi 2, Tony Williams, Matt Evans, Jayden Walker tries, Fa'amanu Brown 3 goals
WESTS TIGERS 24