Jets put out dragon fire

THE Newtown Jets gained two valuable competition points with their 24-18 victory over second-placed St George-Illawarra at Henson Park on Saturday afternoon.

The Jets dominated the first half and ran up a 24-4 lead by half-time. They were kept scoreless in the second half and were put under great defensive pressure as the Dragons fought their way back into the game.
The Jets had several opportunities in the second half to put the result beyond doubt but their execution and finishing fell away badly.
Coach Greg Matterson was less than complimentary in the post-match dressing rooms in discussing Newtown’s second half display.
Both teams had considerably changed team lists due to State of Origin commitments and injuries. The try-scorers for the Jets in their productive first half included Will Kennedy, Daniel Vasquez, Tyla Tamou, Jack A. Williams and Latrell Schaumkel.
Newtown’s better players included front-rowers Wes Lolo and Jimmy Jolliffe and classy hooker Blayke Brailey. Lock Daniel Vasquez made an impressive comeback after a lay-off due to injury. Halves Jack A. Williams and Luke Polselli were the best of the backs.
The Jets play away to the North Sydney Bears this Sunday, July 14, at North Sydney Oval at 1.10pm.