3.00 pm, Saturday, 14 May 2011
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Browse moment-by-moment Round 10 action in Gary Sutherland's match gallery or view game highlights in the Mike Bidboudis and Jason McCawley photo slideshows.
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.
Newtown Jets 8 [Rhys Pritchard 2 tries]
Windsor Wolves 24 [5 tries; 2 goals]
Half-Time: Newtown led 8-6.
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.