All tied up at North Sydney Oval as the Jets drop a valuable competition point
The Newtown Jets and North Sydney Bears drew 22-all at Henson Park back on the 5th May – and yesterday the two clubs finished up 28-all at North Sydney Oval.
The Jets led 16-4 at halftime and should have gone on with the job when they led 28-10 after 55 minutes. Newtown’s mistake rate increased and they conceded penalties as the Bears surged, drawing level with five minutes left to play. For the second year in a row the Frank Hyde Shield stays in Newtown’s possession as the Jets are the current holders.
Many thanks to the North Sydney Bears who put on a marvellous after-match function at the superbly-located The Greens in Ridge Street, North Sydney. (The Greens is an affiliate club of the North Sydney Leagues Club).
NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership NSW – 18th Round
North Sydney v Newtown
Saturday, 14th July 2018
North Sydney Oval
Kick-off was at 12.45pm.
The match was telecast live by Fox League (Channel 502) and live streamed on Steele Sports and @newtownrlfc
Sosaia Feki, Jack A. Williams, Briton Nikora, Aaron Gray, Matt Evans tries;
Kyle Flanagan 4 goals
North Sydney 28:
Kyle Turner, Billy Brittain, Curtis Johnston, Viliami Kaveinga, Jesse Arthars tries;
Dean Hawkins 4 goals.
Half-Time: Newtown led 16-4.
Referee: Damian Briscoe.
Touch Judges: John Woods and Cameron Mitchell.
Playing surface: Excellent.
Weather: Sunny, clear sky, 14 degrees Celsius, light southerly breeze.
Newtown’s team yesterday was:
Will Kennedy, Sosaia Feki, Matt Evans, Aaron Gray, Charlton Schaafhausen, Jack A. Williams, Kyle Flanagan, Daniel Vasquez, Briton Nikora, Braden Uele (Capt), Ava Seumanufagai, Blayke Brailey, Kurt Dillon.
Interchange: Lachlan Stein, Billy Magoulias, Jaimin Jolliffe, Malakai Houma.
Head Coach: Greg Matterson.
The North Sydney team was:
Viliami Kaveinga, Jesse Arthars, Braiden Burns, Mawene Hiroti, Curtis Johnston, Connor Tracey, Dean Hawkins, Keaon Koloamatangi, Kyle Turner, Tarquinn Butler, Brock Ilett, Billy Brittain (Capt), Rhys Kennedy.
Interchange: Vincent Leuluai, Ky Rodwell, Sam Johnstone, Matt McIlwrick.
Here is a link to Mario Facchini’s photographs from North Sydney Oval:
And here are the Round 18 ISP NSW match results and the updated competition table: http://live.nswrl.com.au/comp/413e134259bc4ebcf
Newtown is now in third place – but you will readily observe how tightly contested the competition table is.
Newtown’s next match details are:
NSWRL ISP NSW – 19th Round
Sunday, 22nd July 2018
Wentworthville v Newtown