Jets dive to 10th place

THE Newtown Jets have dropped to 10th place on the Canterbury Cup NSW competition table, following their 34-8 loss to the New Zealand Warriors at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, on Saturday.

The Canterbury Cup premiership table is tightly congested, with very little separating 10th and sixth places.
The Jets trailed by only 10-8 at halftime after a hard-fought opening 40 minutes, but a series of possession turnovers and defensive errors emboldened the Warriors to race away to a commanding 28-8 lead in the game’s third quarter.
It was a disappointing result for the Jets, but they fielded a less than full strength line-up because of the run of injuries in the Cronulla Sharks NRL squad. In the critical 20 minutes after halftime, the Warriors had in the order of eighty-five per cent of possession. Newtown turned the ball over on several occasions and the Warriors took control of the game.
Newtown’s better players were team captain Jimmy Jolliffe and Siosifa Talakai in the forwards, along with Tyla Tamou and Latrell Schaumkel in the backs. Young centre Jonah Ngaronoa was on debut with the Newtown Jets and he acquitted himself well.
This Saturday, July 27, is a huge day for the Newtown Jets club, with the fourth annual Beer, Footy & Food Festival being held at Henson Park. The Jets will be at home to competition leaders Canterbury-Bankstown at 3pm.