July 8

The Jets finals hopes are starting to recede

by Newtown Jets Media
The Newtown Jets remain mired in the nether regions of the NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership competition table, after losing 22-10 to Wentworthville at Henson Park on Saturday.

The Jets scored the first try of the day and looked impressive in the opening twenty minutes. Wenty, the Parramatta Eels feeder club, had the better of the second quarter and scored twice to take a 10-4 lead into halftime.

The two teams had everything to play for in the second half, with both clubs striving to get back into the ISP NSW top eight. Wenty scored twice against the general run of play, with one of their tries being a ninety-five metre effort after the Jets had been a favourable attacking position. The Newtown boys would be disappointed at their missed opportunities in the second half, and with their overly-adventurous play when in possession which prevented them from applying sustained pressure.

Front-rower and team captain Kurt Dillon was yet again Newtown’s standout performer, leading from the front with the ball and in defence. The tough as teak Dillon must surely be making an impression on NRL scouts with his playing future in mind.

The Jets have a competition bye next weekend and then face up to the second-placed New Zealand Warriors at Henson Park on Saturday, 22nd July.

Wentworthville Magpies 22 (G Jennings 2, H Tuha, K Auva'a tries; N Davis, M Woods, T Dargan goals) def Newtown Jets 10 (Leigh Higgins, Kurt Kara tries; Bessie Aufaga-Toomaga goal)