Mounties have made it back to back wins after a brilliant display of wet weather football saw them defeat the fifth placed Newtown Jets at Mounties Sports Ground on Saturday.
The opening period was a battle of the forward packs with the wet conditions ensuring safety first football prevailed.
In the 17th minute Newtown crossed under the posts and went further in front minutes later when several missed tackles by Mounties was punished with a try in the corner, which went unconverted for the Jets to lead 10-0.
Frances Vaiotu got the opening points for Mounties when he crossed out wide to make it 10-6 after a brilliant conversion by Sam Williams and in the next set, Shaun Berrigan put in a nice chip and chase before the ball was shifted to Jordan Rapana who got his first try in the VB NSW Cup to leave it 10-10 at the break.
Mounties came out with guns blazing in the second half and on the first set a nice inside ball from Williams saw McIlwrick break the line and head downfield before being tackled just meters from the try line. A quick play the ball saw Ryan Carr slide under the defence for a converted try to put Mounties in front 16-10.
Vaiotu got a double after receiving a cut out pass from Jack Ahern to put Mounties in front 20-10 and in the 58th minute Louis Vaiotu got one back on his older brother when he pounced on a Sam Williams grubber to make it 24-10.
Ryan Carr crossed for his second try of the game when he followed through another Sam Williams grubber kick to slide in under the posts to make it 30-10.
Newtown was not going to be shutout however and found some space up the middle of the park to score under the sticks to make it 30-16.
Louis Vaiotu equalled his brother with two tries for the game to seal the result 34-16.
Mounties will take on West Tigers at Campbelltown Stadium this Saturday, with the Newtown Jets hosting Wentworthville at Henson Park.
Mounties 34 (L Vaiotu 2, R Carr 2, F Vaiotu 2, J Rapana tries; S Williams 3 goals) def. Newtown Jets 16 (H Wells 2, M Oldfield tries; C Taripo 2 goals) at Mt Pritchard Sports Ground.
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