The 2019 season continues to build for the Newtown Jets who scored a solid 44-28 victory over the Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles.
The Jets recorded their third win of the year, and second in a row, with the eight try performance, heading to half time up by 12-6 before going on with the job in the second half.
The next assignment for the Newtown side is a game against St George Illawarra as the curtain raiser to the Sharks v Dragons NRL match next Sunday.
See a brief summary of the game against the Sea Eagles, courtesy of NSWRL.com.
By Matt Buxton
Siosifa Talakai was simply outstanding for the Newtown Jets, setting up three long range tries and scoring a long range try himself in the Newtown Jets’ 44-28 victory over the Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles.
A candidate for try of the year was the first scoring play of the game. Blacktown’s big second rower Haumole Olakau’atu received the ball on fifth tackle and put a left foot chip kick over the top, re-gathered, then put a grubber into the in-goal for Zack Dockar-Clay to win the race and score.
The Jets hit back with a try, not nearly as spectacular, but worth the same amount of points when a right-to-left shift was knocked down by Blacktown and as Ronaldo Mulitano tried to pick it up, he kicked it forward and was able to jump on the ball and plant it down in the corner.
Some brilliance by Jack Williams gave the Jets the lead. From inside his own half, he drifted across field and found space with a sharp show-and-go and was able to slow down and pass to a supporting Siosifa Talakai who beat one man to score.
Sione Katoa scored immediately after the break for Newtown but a scrappy try brought the margin back to four when a Kamren Cryer offload went to ground and when everyone was ball watching, Abbas Miski picked it up and burrowed his way over.
Some great work by Talakai set up Matt Evans for a long range try, before a great ball from Teig Wilton put Jackson Ferris through for a try inside his own half off the kick-off set.
Talakai and Evans linked up again for a try, before he set up his third try of the afternoon when he made yet another break and gave the ball to Wilton and suddenly the score was dramatically blowing out.
The Sea Eagles fought back when Lloyd Perrett scored two tries in three minutes before Charles Shephard scored with four minutes to go but they had certainly left their run too late.
A full length of the field try to Newtown finished by Will Kennedy concluded the high scoring 44-28 game.