HE moved up to second spot on the list of leading try scorers for the Intrust Super Premiership on Sunday, but unfortunately William Kennedy and his Newtown Jets could not get the points they needed to win their qualifying final.
The Bathurst league talent and his fellow Jets went down 28-26 to St George-Illawarra at Panthers Stadium.
Earlier Kennedy, who has shone at fullback this season, picked up his 12th try of the season in the 66th minute as the Jets took control of the contest.
Only St George’s Jordan Pereira – a man who boasts seven NRL appearances – has scored more tries than him.
With 12 minutes to go the Jets led 26-18 and looked as if they would earn the spot in the preliminary final and week off which was on offer.
But the Dragons halfback Darren Nicholls rallied his men, who scored two late tries to snatch the win.
The Jets will now face Mounties in Saturday’s sudden-death semi-final at Jubilee Oval.
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