The Newtown Jets Canterbury Cup resurgence continues apace
The Newtown Jets claimed another impressive scalp in the Canterbury Cup NSW competition, when they defeated second-placed Mounties by 34-20 on Saturday afternoon at the Aubrey Keech Reserve, Hinchinbrook.
The Jets had a tight grip on this result when they ran up a 22-4 lead by half-time, with the tries being scored by winger Sione Katoa, halfback Braydon Trindall, front-rower Jimmy Jolliffe and second-rower Josh Carr. Newtown increased this lead early in the second half by way of a sensational long-distance try to Sione Katoa.
Mounties had a bigger share of possession in the second half and pulled back to trail 28-14 with eighteen minutes left to play. Jets hooker Craig Garvey and lock Billy Magoulias combined to lay on a superbly-worked try that took Newtown out to a 34-14 lead, a points advantage that was unlikely to be run down in the time remaining.
Billy Magoulias, Jimmy Jolliffe and Scott Sorensen were the best of an effective Newtown forward pack, while Braydon Trindall, Ronaldo Mulitalo and Sione Katoa were the best of the backs.
There is a general bye in the Canterbury Cup NSW competition next weekend (22nd/23rd June). Newtown’s next game is against the in-form Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs on Sunday, 30th June at 1.50pm.
Saturday’s match details:
NSWRL Canterbury Cup NSW – 14th Round
Saturday, 15th June 2019
Aubrey Keech Reserve, Hinchinbrook
Mounties v Newtown
Kick-Off was at 3.00pm.
Sione Katoa 2, Braydon Trindall, Jimmy Jolliffe, Josh Carr, Billy Magoulias tries;
Braydon Trindall 4 conversions and 1 penalty goal
Sam Duggan, Royce Hunt, Tony Satini, Darby Medlyn tries;
Andre Niko 2 goals.
Half-Time: Newtown led 22-4.
Referee: Damian Brady.
Touch Judges: Joseph Eid and Jake Sutherland.
Playing surface: Excellent.
Weather: Sunny, some clouds, 19 degrees.
Newtown’s team was:
Will Kennedy, Sione Katoa, Ronaldo Mulitalo, Matt Evans, Aaron Gray, Jack A. Williams (Capt), Braydon Trindall, Scott Sorensen, Teig Wilton, Siosifa Talakai, Wes Lolo, Billy Magoulias, Jimmy Jolliffe.
Bench: Luke Polselli, Greg Eastwood, Josh Carr, Craig Garvey.
Coach: Greg Matterson.
Eddie Aiono, Tony Satini, Reubenn Rennie, Sebastian Kris, Andre Niko, Dean Matterson, Brendan O’Hagan, Ruben Porter, Jack Murchie, Royce Hunt, JJ Collins, Sam Duggan, Vincent Rennie.
Bench: Daniel Keir, Jarrett Roland, Darby Medlyn, Tom Starling.
Coach: Peter Marrapodi.
There is a general bye in the Canterbury Cup NSW competition on the weekend of 22nd/23rd June.
Match statistics (expertly compiled by Newtown’s CEO Stuart McCarthy):
1st half: Newtown 16/18 (89%), Mounties 9/12 (75%)
2nd half: Newtown 13/15 (87%), Mounties 17/18 (94%)
Fulltime: Newtown 29/33 (88%), Mounties 26/30 (87%)
1st half: Newtown 70 tackles (57%), Mounties 52 tackles (43%)
2nd half: Newtown 46 tackles (41%), Mounties 65 tackles (59%)
Fulltime: Newtown 116 tackles (50%), Mounties 117 tackles (50%)
1st half: Newtown 1 Mounties 1
2nd half: Newtown 5 Mounties 5
Fulltime: Newtown 6 Mounties 6
Newtown’s next game details:
NSWRL Canterbury Cup NSW – 15th Round
Sunday, 30th June 2019
Canterbury-Bankstown v Newtown
This match will be a curtain-raiser to the Bulldogs v Sharks NRL fixture at 4.05pm.