Jets recover from mid-match slum
THE Bilambil Jets continued on their winning way with a 32-14 victory over a stubborn Parkwood at Bilambil yesterday.
Despite Parkwood being on the receiving end of some big scores in recent matches, Jets coach Troy Mccarthy said the visitors were a much better side than many had speculated.
“They really tested us today and at half time the score was only 14-10 our way,” McCarthy said.
“I don't think our boys showed them enough respect and they came back to level the scores at 14-all before we knuckled down and really stepped up our game.
“I think we were lucky to get some breaks in a game that was very stop-start due to the penalty count.
“Neither side could really get any flow on and we had some opportunities which we took.
“That is the difference with the side now, we know how to win and what to do in tight situations.
“Our response to the challenge was perhaps the most pleasing thing about the win.”
Prop Wade Hall was a standout for the home side while second-rower Jason Klimis and centre Matt Lloyd both finished with two tries apiece.
It was a great day for the Bilambil faithful with the Jets winning reserve grade 34-6 to stay on top of the table and the under 19s also winning 34-10.
South Tweed travelled to Tugun to take on the Seahawks in reserve grade and under 19s yesterday.
In the under-19 clash, the young Koalas moving into the top five with a 16-10 victory over the Seahawks while the reserve grade match went to Tugun 42-28.
In other A Grade matches on the Coast, the Hinterland Storm downed Currumbin 34-30, Tugun defeated Burleigh 38-20, Ormeau was too strong for Beaudesert 24-10 and Southport bounced back from their loss to the Jets last week, defeating Runaway Bay 34-22.