A victory over Mounties, their fourth in five starts to go with a round 12 draw, has seen the Newtown Jets continue their climb up the Canterbury Cup ladder.
The Jets were always in control against the second-placed Mounties, the Newtown side building on a commanding half time lead to go and and register an impressive 34-20 triumph.
Languishing at the bottom of the Canterbury Cup table some six weeks ago, the Jets are now firmly entrenched in the top eight and looking to mount a challenge over the back half of the 2019 season.
The game began in perfect fashion for Newtown with a Sione Katoa try in the seventh minute and by half time they had added three more four-pointers, to Braydon Trindall, Josh Carr and Jaimin Jolliffe and with three Trindall conversions from four attempts would take a 22-4 lead to half time.
When Katoa crossed for a second just one minute into the second period the result was almost confirmed and despite Mounties bridging the gap to 12 points at 28-14 with 20 to go, on this occasion the Jets wouldn't be denied, a late Billy Magoulias try sealing the win.
It was another strong performance from the Jets who are starting to benefit from the return to health of the Sharks NRL squad, with Aaron Gray, Scott Sorensen and Katoa amongst those to bolster the Newtown side this week.
The Jets are now in seventh position on 13 points, just three shy of the fourth placed Rabbitohs.
In mirroring the NRL the Canterbury Cup now takes a weekend off, with the Jets next in action against the Bulldogs as the curtain-raiser to the Sharks v Bulldogs clash at ANZ Stadium on Sunday, June 30.
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Sione Katoa 2, Billy Magoulias, Josh Carr, Braydon Trindall, Jaimin Jolliffe tries, Trindall 5 goals