Kershaw keeps firing as Jets cement third

IN FORM: Ben Wellington was in great form for the Nowra Bomaderry Jets on Saturday night, setting up a try and scoring another.South Coast Group 7Nowra-Bomaderry 22Milton-Ulladulla 4THE Nowra Bomaderry Jets have cemented their place in the top three of this year’s VB South Coast Group 7 competition with a 22-4 victory over the Milton Ulladulla Bulldogs at the Nowra Showground.For the second home game in a row the Jets attracted a healthy, yet somewhat cold, crowd to the floodlit Nowra Showground for a Saturday night game.The Jets led from the opening whistle to the full-time siren to set up a good run into the finals season with a number of key players ready to return to the side.As expected, Milton applied the pressure early and the opening 20 minutes turned into a midfield arm wrestle.Jets forward Ben Wellington was the first to make a break when he crashed through the Milton defensive line.An inside pass to Kurt Quinlan stretched the defence enough for Anthony Atkinson to be put into a gap and score just right of the posts, 4-nil. Centre Dwayne Bannon converted the try to take the Jets to a 6-nil lead.Milton bounced straight back, and for five consecutive sets of six tackles had the Jets pinned on their try line.Nowra Bomaderry refused to concede points and finally Milton was repelled empty handed.As the half time siren approached, Ben Wellington scored a much deserved try taking the score to 10-nil.Dwayne Bannon’s kick was well wide of the posts and at the half-time break the Jets led 10-nil.Following the half-time break Zac Kershaw stood up for his now customary blistering try.Quick thinking by Kurt Quinlan at dummy half spotted a gap down the blind-side. Kershaw followed Quinlan into the gap and, once the field opened up, Kershaw accepted to ball to run 30 metres and for a try, 14-nil.With Bannon relieved of kicking duties, the young Jets hooker Nathan Cox, stepped forward and made no mistake taking the home side to a 16-nil lead.Milton managed to post a try in the last 15 minutes when the fast footed Mitch Simington was too quick for a tiring Jets’ defence.Drawing the last defender, Simington passed out wide to John Dale to take the score to 16-4.Zac Kershaw claimed a double in the dying minutes of the match when a Kurt Quinlan grubber kick into the in-goal deflected off a Milton player’s legs and into the hands of Kershaw who grounded the ball to make it 20-4.Dale was again on target and at the final siren the Jets had claimed their seventh win of the season with 22-4 scoreline.Best three for the Jets were Zac Kershaw, Kurt Quinlan and Ben Wellington.This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.