The Newtown Jets continued their recent run of good form with a 22-10 victory over the Wentworthville Magpies to push into the top eight for the first time in 2019.
Newtown Jets media put together the following brief match report, with the round 14 team to play Mounties on Saturday, also listed below.
Jets move into top eight after upset win
By Newtown Jets Media
The Newtown Jets celebrated rugby league’s first-ever Pride and Diversity Day by turning on a vintage performance in front of their loyal home crowd.
The Jets beat a strong Wentworthville team 22-10 in the 13th round of the Canterbury Cup played at Henson Park on Saturday.
Wentworthville, reinforced by nine players with considerable NRL match experience, dominated the opening 20 minutes but Newtown’s tight defence restricted them to a 4-0 lead. The Jets in turn cut loose in the game’s second quarter and scored three tries to take a 16-4 lead into halftime.
The second half was fiercely contested, with Wenty trailing 16-10 for an extended period but unable to break through the committed and disciplined Jets defence. Newtown centre Matt Evans scored a spectacular try three minutes out from fulltime to seal a memorable Jets victory.
On a day when the Jets worked hard as a team, Jimmy Jolliffe, Billy Magoulias and Josh Carr were the best of the forwards, while in the backs Jack A. Williams, Will Kennedy and Luke Polselli deserve special mention.
Newtown plays away to Mounties next Saturday, 15th June, in a 14th round Canterbury Cup fixture at the Aubrey Keech Reserve at 3.00pm.
The Jets team is listed below
Canterbury Cup Team List – Round 14
Jets v Mounties
Saturday, June 15
Aubrey Keech Reserve
Kick-off – 3.00pm
1 Will Kennedy
2 Sione Katoa
3 Ronaldo Mulitalo
4 Matt Evans
5 Luke Polselli
6 Jack A Williams
7 Braydon Trindall
8 Wes Lolo
9 Billy Magoulias
10 Jaimin Jolliffe
11 Teig Wilton
12 Siosifa Talakai
13 Greg Eastwood
14 Josh Carr
15 Isaac Lumelume
17 Cruz Topai-Aveai
18 Tyla Tamou
Last Saturday was also Pride and Diversity Day at Henson Park. See the short video produced by NSWRL.com - CLICK HERE to watch.
Lead photo – Michael Magee Photography