Jets beaten as Tigers return

TRY SCORER: Jets fullback Ben Wiringi fends off Brodie Ralph during yesterday’s clash at Batemans Bay.Batemans Bay 50Nowra-Bomaderry 10THE Batemans Bay Tigers snapped a six-game Group 7 losing streak in sensational fashion on Sunday with a 50-10 demolition of the Nowra-Bomaderry Jets.Representative stars Grant Roberts and Willy Newton made unexpected returns from injury to give the Tigers a major pre-match boost.Their inclusion proved telling as both men played major roles in the Mackay Park match – Roberts scored twice while Newton crossed once and slotted seven of his nine conversion attempts.“This result has been coming for a couple of weeks but we just haven’t had the rub of the green,” Bay Tigers coach Deryck Fox said.“Today we had our two gun players back and their presence lifted everybody.“The rest of our guys are playing really well but Grant and Willy just add that little bit of steel.”Tigers’ halfback Rhys Burazor had his best game of the season and Mat Hensley was just about unstoppable on the left wing as the hosts posted 34 first-half points.After a relatively slow start from both sides, the Bay opened the scoring in the 10th minute when Roberts crossed out wide after some neat work from Adam Stone.Hensley then had his first of the afternoon a minute later when he flew through the air to score from Burazor’s high kick.Eight minutes later it was 16-nil when Newton scored under the posts after yet another piece of Stone magic.The Tigers’ rampage was far from over though and Burazor went from provider to scorer in the 24th minute when he stepped his way over the line.A thrilling passage of play six minutes later had the Tigers 28-nil up and in dreamland after six consecutive defeats.Roberts barged his way into space and after he was eventually brought down, Burazor’s grubber kick bounced awkwardly for Jets’ fullback Ben Wiringi.Young Bay winger Adam McCann pounced on the situation and forced the ball loose to leave Marcus Golman with the simple task of scoring the Tigers’ fifth try.Hensley caused more trouble for the Jets right on the half-time buzzer when he tapped Jared Wood-Johnston’s kick back for Ricky Leighton to dive over and score.The interval did little to slow Hensley down and he secured his double in the 54th minute before Roberts scored for a second time four minutes later for 46-nil.Nowra-Bomaderry eventually found a response in the 66th minute through Wiringi before Kurt Quinlan made it back-to-back tries for the visitors.That mattered little though, as Michael Tadich scored a well-earned try in the final minute to cap off a memorable afternoon for the Tigers.“I don’t even think those late tries were a positive because we were just beaten all over the park,” Jets coach Chris Quinlan said.Best for the Bay were Rhys Burazor, Mat Hensley and the returning Grant Roberts, while Ben Wiringi, Kurt Quinlan and Zac Kershaw impressed for a well-beaten Jets team.This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.