Jets Receive a Coastal Reality Check

Newtown defeated the NSWRL second-tier newcomers the Central Coast Storm 28-16 in the VB NSW Cup fixture played at Wyong on Saturday afternoon. As the name implies, the Central Coast club is the official feeder team to the defending NRL premiers the Melbourne Storm and there were several Bleak City squad members in their ranks on Saturday. The Jets led 24-6 at halftime but turned in a mediocre second half display that will have Newtown coach Greg Matterson cracking the whip at training sessions this week.

The Jets ran up an 18-0 lead after twenty minutes with lively hooker Luke Gordon claiming two tries and second-rower Mickey Paea tearing the storm