Only one goal made the points difference between the Jets and Mounties last Saturday

Newtown Jets lock Jayden McDonogh takes the ball up into the Mounties defence at Henson Park on Saturday. Photo: Gary Sutherland Photography

Details of the 24th Round Intrust Super Premiership NSW match between Newtown and Mounties, played at Henson Park on Saturday, 19th August 2017.

The Newtown Jets lost 10-8 to Mounties in an absorbing tussle at Henson Park. Both teams scored two tries each and the Canberra Raiders partnership club’s sole conversion was all that separated the two teams on the scoreboard at fulltime.

Newtown’s next game details:

NSWRL Intrust Super Premiership NSW – 25th Round

Saturday, 26th August 2017

Henson Park

Newtown v North Sydney

Kick-Off: 3.00pm.

This is the Newtown Jets annual club reunion day.

This is also the deciding game in the 2017 Frank Hyde Shield series.

(Newtown defeated North Sydney 16-12 in the first leg at North Sydney Oval on Sunday, 14th May).

Last Saturday’s match details: –

NSWRL ISP NSW – 24th Round

Saturday, 19th August 2017

Henson Park

Newtown v Mounties

Kick-Off was at 3.00pm.

Mounties 10:

Edward Aiono, Lachlan Croker tries;

Isaac John I conversion

defeated

Newtown 8:

Adam Clydsdale, Tyla Tamou tries.

Half-Time: Newtown led 8-4.

Referee: Ryan Jackson.

Touch Judges: Joseph Eid and Pat Mackay.

Playing surface: Very good.

Weather: 15 degrees, mostly sunny. Strong southerly wind was blowing for the entire game (35 km/h).

Newtown’s team was:

Leigh Higgins, Tyla Tamou, Reubenn Rennie, Edrick Lee, Brent Anderson, Joseph Paulo, Kurt Kara, Jayden McDonogh, Jason Schirnack, Jack Williams, Kurt Dillon, Adam Clydsdale, Jaimin Jolliffe.

Bench: Ben Martinez-Murray, Luke Towers, Jordan Galloway, Tesimoni Taliauli.

Coach: Greg Matterson.

Mounties (Canberra Raiders):

Kato Ottio, Alofi Mataele, Edward Aiono, Lachlan Croker, Yileen Gordon, Maurice Kennedy, Isaac John, William Cullen, Jack Nelson, Scott Sorenson, Royce Hunt, Glen Buttriss, Liam Knight.

Bench: Sam Duggan, Alec Susino, Makahesi Makatoa, Jack Murchie.

Coach: Steve Antonelli.

Match timeline: –

First Half:

Mounties kicked off to the northern end and put the ball dead.

They were running with a very strong southerly wind right behind them.

Jets regained possession soon after the goal-line drop-out.

4th min: Mounties have a set of possession within Newtown’s 30 metres, but somehow the ball is pelted over the sideline.

6th min: Mounties get close to scoring in NW corner.

Mounties get a penalty 35 metres out from Newtown’s tryline. They then lose the ball in the second tackle.

Joseph Paulo gets to his kick and Mounties knock on 20 metres out from their own line.

12th min: Adam Clydsdale scores from dummy-half, 10 metres to the right of the southern goal-posts.

Not converted. Newtown leads 4-0.

Mounties knock on again when they had the ball in Newtown’s 20 metres

20 mins gone, and despite having the strong wind behind them, Mounties still trail 4-0

22nd min: Mounties start to get some fluency in attack but an outside back gets tackled out over the sideline

Mounties making plenty of errors

23rd min: Penalty to Newtown 15 metres out from Mounties tryline

Kurt Kara grubber kicks into the in-goal and tackles a Mounties player inside the in-goal

Mounties player Kato Ottio leaves the field injured

26th min: Jets go close to scoring but Mounties defence stays solid

27th min: Penalty to Mounties for tackle infringement

Mounties starting to make good ground, then they knock on, and then concede a penalty in the 28th minute

Steele Sports Radio comments at the 30th minute mark that at this stage Mounties have made more errors than they have completed sets

Now the Jets make an error 30 metres out from their own line

Mounties put several passes together and Aiono scores in the NW corner in 31st minute

Goal-posts at both ends are swaying noticeably in the wind

Try not converted. The score is 4-all after 32 minutes.

Mounties look fairly sharp in the next set, presumably motivated by having scored that try

34th min: Newtown gets relief from a penalty 30 metres out from their own line

36th min: Jason Schirnack makes a break up the left side, Edrick Lee in supports sends a good pass to Tyla Tamou who scores in the SE corner

Not converted from wide out. Newtown leads 8-4 in the 37th min.

In the wake of that very good try, Jets Director Terry Rowney is observed walking through the crowd on the grandstand side with a huge smile on his face

Penalty to Mounties in the last minute 40 metres out from their own tryline

They then knock on in the last ten seconds of the first half.

Half-Time: Newtown leads 8-4

Second half:

Newtown kicks off with the wind behind them

42nd min: Joseph Paulo’s long cut-out pass is caught by the wind and the ball sails out over the western sideline.

Jets tackled inside their in-goal and forced into a goal-line drop-out

Mounties forward Makatoa is proving to be a handful in defence

45th min: Jets knock on 40 metres out from their own line

46th min: Mounties kick on the last tackle goes out on the full

Penalty to Newtown 20 metres out from their own tryline

Jets back three are looking a bit dodgy under Mounties high kicks on the fifth

Admittedly the kicks would be a difficult proposition in the swirling wind

Once that hesitancy is exposed you can expect more of this sort of aerial bombardment

Mounties get close to scoring in the 54th minute

Halfback Duggan is on and seems to be getting Mounties moving more dangerously with the ball.

Mounties strip the ball from a Newtown player midfield in the 57th minute

Great defence by Newtown right on their own line in the 59th minute

Penalty to Mounties 30 metres out from Newtown’s line and pressure is maintained on Jets defence

Another penalty to Mounties and they eventually slice through to score in the 67th minute

Croker scores 10 metres to the right of the posts

Duggan was involved in creating that opportunity

Try is converted. Mounties lead 10-8 in 68th minute.

70th min: Paulo breaks through – controversy as to whether he lost the ball in forcing a pass or was it stripped by a Mounties player

Edrick Lee makes a break that puts Newtown in an attacking position

73rd min: Penalty to Mounties and Jets get marched another ten metres for stroppiness (20 metres out from Mounties line)

76th min: Higgins tries to force his pass 20 metres out from Newtown’s line and it goes out over the sideline

Mounties are held up over Newtown’s tryline in 77th minute

Jets defend an entire set right on their own tryline (Less than three minutes left)

78th min: Jets stage a spirited attack with plenty of offloads but they can’t get to the kick

Mounties run down the clock

Full-Time: Mounties 10-8.