By Chloe Olivian at Allianz Stadium
The Newtown Jets made it four wins on the trot after they came from behind to beat Mounties 36-18 at Allianz Stadium.
It was Mounties that saw plenty of ball in the early stages of the game. The weight of possession saw them score in the sixth minute through Tevita Pangai Junior. Matt Place added the extras to make it 6-4.
Josh Davis showed great strength to score in the corner for the Newtown side.
Mounties made it 12-4 after 20 minutes of action when Lagi Setu burrowed over from dummy half to score.
Three minutes later, Pangai Junior got his second try and with Place kicking the conversion from the sideline, Mounties were in control at 18-4.
Mounties couldn’t clean up a grubber kick and David Harris was on the spot to pounce. Arana Taumata added the goal from wide out.
The Jets began to see more of the ball and they scored in the 38th minute when Tautau Moga went over in the corner. Taumata’s kick hit the posts but the Jets were back in the game, down 18-14 at half-time.
The Newtown Jets came out firing in the second half with tries to Brett Lane and Matt Evans seeing them hit the front at 22-18.
The Bluebags extended their advantage to eight points when Evans scored off a Taumata grubber kick.
With 10 minutes remaining in the game, Newtown spread the ball wide and Jonathan Reuben scored in the corner.
Taumata kicked a penalty goal with five minutes remaining and the Jets finished the scoring when Davis scored his second try of the game.
This weekend the Jets head over to North Sydney Oval on Sunday to tackle the Bears in the return leg of the Frank Hyde Shield while Mounties will host Wenty on Saturday at Aubrey Keech Reserve.
Newtown Jets 36 (J Davis 2, M Evans 2, B Lane, T Moga, D Harris, J Reuben tries; A Taumata 2 goals) def. Mounties 18 (T Pangai 2, L Setu tries; M Place 3 goals) at Allianz Stadium.