Jye Carter in his First Grade debut for Narromine opened the scoring at Larkin Oval, Nyngan at the weekend.
The Jets kept sustained pressure on the Tigers and used the backline to put Carter over for the first try of the match.
Nyngan replied five minutes later, but the Jets pounced again two minutes after when Luke Harding put in a short chip kick and recovered the ball and passed to Luke Hemsworth who scored his first try in the red and white colours.
In the last minute of the first half the Jets dropped the ball. The Tigers capitalised and scored a converted try from the scrum to lead 12 to 10 at the break.
The home side then let their big Fijians loose and they scored two more tries in the first 10 minutes. Midway through the second half Nyngan had a player in the sin bin, and Jets’ hooker Luke Hemsworth picked up his double for the day when he scooted over from dummy half.
Soon after this Nyngan scored again, giving them a handy 14-point buffer. Both teams scored once more before full time with Jade Hooper scoring for the Jets when he dived over the line after a kick out by the Tigers.
Hooper converted three out of four, but it wasn’t enough with Nyngan running out 34 to 22 winners.
Nyngan reserve grade got away to a good start as three minutes into the game the Jets kicked out on the full and from the ensuing penalty the Tigers sprinted untouched down the wing to score.
It was nearly half time before the next points were posted. Three minutes out from half time Curtis Orcher steamed onto the ball after some solid attacking play. A minute later Nyngan were in again as the Jets’ defence lapsed in concentration. Following the break, the Jets came out and were on a mission.
Having lost a number of previous games that they should have won, the determination showed. Four minutes into the second half Captain Coach Josh Barlow received a short pass 10 metres out and scored under the posts.
Three minutes later Murray Woolfe sent a superb cut out pass to Luke Hodges who crossed in the corner. Minutes later the Jets had the ball stripped directly in front of the touch judge, but the referee called dropped and the Tigers scored from the scrum.
Midway through the half both sides had a number of fumbles in one play, but Chad Jacobson picked up the crumbs and dashed over for a try.
Murray Woolfe, kicking into a strong wind, managed to achieve a 40/20 and this set up the final try, as in the next set, Chad Jacobson kicked a perfectly timed grubber and Murray Woolfe sprinted some 15 metres to dive on the ball.
Chad Jacobson kicked four from five and the Jets triumphed 28 to 16.
Lapses in Narromine’s defence in the under 18 game allowed Nyngan to run in two early tries, but three minutes later Tom Newlands weaved through the defence to score a fine individual try from half way. Dillon Anning added the extras.
The bigger and older Nyngan side then moved into top gear to run in five more unanswered tries before half time to lead 38 to 6.
The Jets only try in the second half came from a nicely timed cross field kick that was dived on by Jack Dolton.
Nyngan pressed home their advantage with another four unanswered tries, including one where they were untouched from the kick off.
The final score saw the Jets trounced 62 to 10.
This weekend the Jets travel to Dubbo to take on the powerful Macquarie Raiders outfit, and all players will need to be on their game to have any chance of success.