They might be out of finals contention however that is unlikely to stop the Newtown Jets holding a big day of footy fun and excitement on Saturday with their last home game of the year.
The Jets host long-time rivals the North Sydney Bears at Henson Park for what is the annual club reunion day, with a host of former club identities set to be on hand to celebrate another rugby league season.
The Newtown team turned in a spirited performance at their last start, narrowly going down to Mounties by 10-8 in wild and windy conditions at the Jets home base, with a similar effort expected on Saturday in front of a what should be a large, loyal and vocal crowd.
See following the Jets team list, along with a brief match report from the Mounties match, supplied courtesy of Newtown Jets media.
The Jets v Bears match kicks off at 3.00pm at Henson Park on Saturday.
1 Tyla Tamou
2 Leigh Higgins
3 Reubenn Rennie
4 Edrick Lee
5 Brent Anderson
6 Joseph Paulo
7 Kurt Kara
8 Kurt Dillon
9 Adam Clydsdale
10 Jaimin Jolliffe
11 Jason Schirnack
12 Jack Williams
13 Jayden McDonogh
14 Ben Martinez-Murray
15 Jordan Galloway
18 Luke Towers
19 Alec Bush
21 Tesimoni Taliauli
Jets narrowly beaten at windswept Henson.
By Newtown Jets Media
The Newtown Jets turned on a brave performance in going down 10-8 in a hard-fought match against Mounties at Henson Park on Saturday. The Jets led the Canberra Raiders partnership club 8-4 at halftime after having run into a very strong southerly wind in the first half.
Both teams scored two tries and the Jets put in a tremendous defensive effort in the second half, when Mounties had a lot of ball and time in possession at Newtown’s end of the field. Mounties players crossed the line on at least three occasions in the second half but they were held up and denied tries by tenacious Jets defenders.
Hooker Adam Clydsdale scored Newtown’s first try in the 12th minute and Mounties equalised in the 32nd. Second-rower Jason Schirnack and centre Edrick Lee did excellent lead-up work in sending Jets winger Tyla Tamou in to score just three minutes before halftime. Mounties finally broke through the stubborn Jets defence thirteen minutes out from fulltime and converted the try to edge ahead 10-8.
Next Saturday, 26th August, is one of the marquee events of the year at Henson Park when the Newtown Jets stage their annual club reunion. Newtown will play old-time rivals North Sydney at 3.00pm in their final home game of the 2017 season.