BEN Wellington was over the moon after the Nowra-Bomaderry Jets 58-14 thrashing of Jamberoo last week, but he insists their best football is still yet to be seen.
“There’s a bit of an old saying that everyone loves a winner, but I think there’s still lots of areas we can improve,” Wellington said.
“We’re still having a few little lapses and areas we need to fix up, so I’d say our best is yet to come,” he added.
Last week’s result was a big turnaround from their 28-all with the Superoos at Nowra Showground at the beginning of the season.
The Jets have gradually been climbing further up the ladder and now sit in fourth place, just one position behind Kiama, who they face this weekend.
Wellington said they are starting to feel like a team that deserves to be in the top four.
“It feels like our season is starting to move up a gear,” he said.
“Everyone is gelling and we’re doing the basics right.
“To come from the draw with Warilla and show it was a part of our game and not just a fluke was very pleasing.”
Zac Kershaw was all over the Superoos defenders on his way to scoring four tries, but Wellington thought there were a number of other standouts.
“Obviously Zac was one, but Ryan James, Nathan Deaves, the Brandon boys and Ben Lahene all had great games, it was a pretty good effort all round,” he said.
“We moved the ball around the field well and had them confused and I think we can trouble any team if we keep playing that way,” he added.
The Jets were closer to beating the Knights last time they played than the 28-16 scoreline would suggest and while Wellington is confident they can reverse the result, he knows it will not come easily.
The Knights have been in good form and looked like they might finally be the first to beat Warilla last week, before going down 13-12 after being sunk by a late field goal.
“They’ve been playing well, so it would be good to knock them off,” Wellington said.
“They’re ahead of us and we need to prove ourselves to the top teams and we can come two points closer with a win.
“We’re going into it really confident, we’ve just got to do the little things right.”