Jets Survive a Close Encounter with the Magpies

The Newtown Jets have edged into eighth place on the NSW Cup premiership table following their 22-14 win against Western Suburbs at Henson Park on Saturday. The Jets also retained the Tom Raudonikis Cup for 2009 as a result of this win. Newtown led by 12-10 at halftime and protected what proved to be their eight-point winning margin for the last twenty minutes of the game.

Wests dominated possession and field position for the first quarter of the match, aided by a run of five consecutive penalties. The weight of possession ultimately told with the Magpies scoring an unconverted try in the twentieth minute. The Jets stepped up a gear and took the game right up to the