Brave Jets bomb

THE Newtown Jets have relinquished possession of the coveted Frank Hyde Shield for the first time since 2012, after going down 22-8 to the North Sydney Bears at North Sydney Oval on Sunday.

The Bears dominated possession and field position in the first half and by rights should have led by more than 14-4 at half-time.
Newtown fought back hard in the second half and narrowed this deficit to 14-8 with 20 minutes left to play. Centre Jackson Ferris was denied a try in controversial circumstances with just 12 minutes remaining. Had this try been awarded, the Jets may well have drawn level with Norths and it would have been game on.
Norths ensured their win when they extended their lead with a try three minutes later, and then added another right on full-time.
The Jets did well to stay in this contest as they had to cope with a number of late changes to their team line-up. The windy conditions made life difficult for the goal-kickers in both teams, with seven tries being scored in total and only one being converted.
The Jets travel to Auckland this Saturday to take on the New Zealand Warriors at Mt Smart Stadium.