Jets fly but injury stifles

Newtown Jets second-rower Teig Wilton (right) gets his pass away.

A LESS than full strength Newtown Jets lost to Western Suburbs Magpies in the Canterbury Cup NSW, but only after they had regained the lead twice in the second half.

The Magpies eventually gained the measure of the Jets by 32-22.
Wests led 16-12 at halftime after the Jets had made a less than encouraging start, conceding three tries in the opening 15 minutes to trail 16-0.
Newtown centre Matt Evans scored two exceptional tries in the first half to get the Jets back into the contest. Winger Isaac Lumelume and centre Jackson Ferris showed great determination in scoring for Newtown in the second half, and the Jets still led 22-20 with just 12 minutes left to play.
Newtown’s team strength for this match was severely depleted due to the unusual run of injuries.
The Jets return to Henson Park this Saturday, when they take on close neighbours and keen rivals, the in-form South Sydney Rabbitohs, with this match kicking off at 3pm.