Western Jets fade out in final quarter

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Western Jets' Lucas Rocci. Photo by Damjan Janevski.

By Lance Jenkinson

Western Jets managed to stick with ladder-leader Dandenong Stingrays for three quarters before they were trampled in a 63-point defeat in the NAB League at Downer Oval on Saturday.

The Jets were blown away in the fourth quarter as the scintillating Stingrays piled on seven goals to one.

Darcy Cassar was the main possession winner on the day for the Western Jets with 29 disposals, including 20 kicks, nine handballs and three marks.

Eddie Ford (20 disposals, two goals), William Kennedy (18 disposals) and Daly Andrews (17 disposals) were the other prolific ball winners for the Jets.

Andrews was named as the Jets best player on the day.

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Western Jets’ Darcy Cassar. Photo by Damjan Janevski.

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A Werribee Districts product, Andrews is one of a number of players invited to an AFL medical screening session on May 22 ahead of the big league’s mid-season rookie draft.

Williamstown’s Mitch Hibberd and Footscray’s Kyle Dunkley have also received invitations.

The loss means the Western Jets crashed to eighth place on the ladder with a 3-3 record.

The Jets face a struggling Geelong Falcons in a crucial game at Avalon Airport Oval on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Western Jets finished the NAB League girls season with a 51-point loss to Dandenong Stingrays.

The Jets only goal of the day came through Laura Wright.

Midfielder Ruby Tripodi rounded out a stellar season with another solid performance for the Jets.