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Hunters in thriller come-from-behind win over Ipswich Jets 18 - 16

The SP Hunters have defeated defending champions Ipswich Jets 18 - 16  in front of a enthusiastic crowd of over 10 000 at the National Football Stadium this afternoon.

The Jets took half time lead 14 - 8 .  On the 2nd minute, the Jets were on the score board 2 -0  through a penalty goal .  on the 17th minute, another  penalty went against the Hunters and the visitors further extended the lead to 4 - 0.

On the 20th minute, Hunters winger  Adex Wera scored  a try in the corner .  Five-eight Ase Boas conversion was unsuccessful and the score was squared at  4 points a piece.

On the 25th minute, the Jets replied with a try. The conversion was unsuccessful and the visitors led 8 - 4.

On the 28th minute, crowd favourite and Hunters center, Justin Olam raised  50 meters and scored in the corner.  Boas missed the uprights and the score was levelled at 8 all.

On the 31st minute,  Jets No.18 Micael Purcell dashed through the Hunters defence and scored under the posts for the Jets. Haydn Lipp madena successful conversion and Jets  lead 14 - 8 through to half-time.

In the second half, the Huntes were first to score through fullback Bland Abavu. Boas added the extras to equalise the score  at 14 all.

On the 56th minute, the Hunters  stole the lead  16 - 14 after a penalty was awarded to them.
However,  this was short lived after the Hunters were penalized for off side and the Jets levelled the score 16 all.

The Jets threw everything in attack, in particularly with good off loads but the determined Hunters repelled them. A penalty was awarded to the Hunters on the 78 minute. Ase Boas sent the ball between the uprights to seal the game with  18 - 16 win.

The Hunters will meet competition leaders Burleigh  Bears next Sunday at the National Football Stadium.

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