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Rd10 - Wolves end Jets winning run [8-24]


Match details

3.00 pm, Saturday, 14 May 2011

Henson Park

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The Windsor Wolves brought Newtown's recent NSW Cup winning form to an abrupt end on Saturday afternoon when they defeated the Jets 24-8 at Henson Park.

Newtown had led 8-6 at half-time but had failed in that first session of play to take advantage of several more scoring opportunities.

Centre Rhys Pritchard scored both of Newtown's tries in the first half, during which the Jets had frustratingly been unable to mount and sustain pressure on their opponents.

Newtown's sets of possession were repeatedly frittered away with kicks that either went dead or they were unable to generate repeat sets at Windsor's end of the ground.

A half-time, coach, Greg Matterson, emphasised to his players that the game was there for the taking if the Jets controlled possession and played smarter in the opposition's quarter.

Second half performance disappoints home crowd

The second half proved to be a disappointment to the season's best home crowd as the Jets failed to add to their half-time score, while the Wolves piled on four tries to secure a comfortable victory.

Wildcard winger, Byron Ford, had the crowd roaring as he latched onto an intercept early in the second half, but showed he needs plenty of sprint work following his extended lay-off.

The Jets went on to have further scoring opportunities in Windsor's quarter but the team's attacking limitations were painfully exposed.

The Wolves scored twice from high kicks midway through the second half and added to the Jets' misery with another try right on full-time.

Newtown's high error rate in the second half turned over plenty of possession to the energised Wolves, who were coming off an impressive away win against the Auckland Vulcans the previous weekend.

Injuries hit partners

In addition to the Sydney Roosters mounting injury toll in their NRL ranks, Jets back-rower, Brad Barrett, and utility back, Brett Lane, both suffered injuries that will probably keep them out of action in the upcoming weeks.

Match summary

Newtown Jets 8 [Rhys Pritchard 2 tries]
Windsor Wolves 24 [5 tries; 2 goals]
Half-Time: Newtown led 8-6.

Next game

The Jets' NSW Cup workload doesn't get any easier when they travel to the Crest Stadium, Bass Hill, next Saturday, 21 May, to take on the competition leaders, Canterbury-Bankstown. Kick-off 3.00pm.

Who played

26 Mark Kheirallah
Sponsored by Scott Corporation
2 Byron Ford
Sponsored by Golden Barley Hotel, Marrickville
1 Rhys Pritchard [T2]
Sponsored by Charles Bailey, Ray White Inner West
15 Brett Lane
Sponsored by Wyong Golf Club Brasserie
5 Justin Carney
Sponsored by Golden Barley Hotel, Marrickville
6 Johnathon Ford
Sponsored by Steve Helmich
7 Blake Lazarus
Sponsored by Craig Leonard
8 Brad Takairangi
Sponsored by WFM Motors
9 Kurt Kara
Sponsored by John Cahill
10 Khalid Deeb ©
Sponsored by Dave Nelson
11 Boyd Cordner
Sponsored by LHD Lawyers
12 Brad Barrett
Sponsored by Premier Bowling Greens
13 Aidan Guerra
Sponsored by Jennifer Malone


14 Ahmad Ellaz
Sponsored by Miller & Associates
4 Francis Vaiotu
Sponsored by Good Fellows
17 Ryan Verlinden
Sponsored by Botany View Hotel
18 Scott Jones
Sponsored by Sullivan Binding Services

Coach: Greg Matterson