THE Nowra-Bomaderry Jets kept their slim finals chances alive on Sunday by thumping Shoalhaven rivals Milton-Ulladulla 34-6 at Bill Andriske Oval.
It took just 14 minutes for the visitors to open the scoring in the round 10 fixture, as a sharp give and go between Jake Gould and Trent Waldron resulted in the former racing away to score.
Fullback Braydon Walsh sprayed the conversion attempt, as Ben Wellington's men led 4-nil.
That lead was extended in the 30th minute when centre Nathan Falzon won the race to a deft Gold grubber kick into the Dogs' in-goal.
Walsh made no mistake with this conversion attempt, from close to the same spot as the first one, as the Jets led by 10.
This try spurred the visitors into action, as they added two more within minutes of each other before the break.
The first came from prop Danny Deaves who reached out his right hand to score next to the uprights before a chip and chase by Gould down the short-side resulted in the speedy five-eighth's second of the afternoon.
Walsh converted both four-pointers, as the visitors led 22-nil at half-time.
Five minutes after the resumption, the Jets had their fifth try of the match.
Kieran Brandon scooped up a loose ball on his own 20-metre line and raced downfield, only to be slowed by a courageous chase by front-rower Lleyton Roach.
But off the ensuing play the ball, Walsh scooted out of dummy-half and slammed it down with his left hand.
He converted his own try and the lead with 28.
In the 68th minute, Gould completed his hat-trick, slicing through the tiring Dogs defence - after a strong run by Kurt Quinlan the play before.
Walsh once again slotted the kick and the Jets led 34-nil with 11 to play.
Peter Leffley's side scored a late consolation try, much to the delight of the home fans, in the dying moments, when Lachlan Self darted out of dummy-half, ran 30 metres, attracted Braydon Walsh and sent fullback Zane Gallagher over under the sticks.
Five-eighth Travis Wooden, whose side had Sam Stewart and Kye Farmilo make their first grade debuts, landed the conversion attempt, as the match ended 34-6.
The Jets, who now improve to 2-5, have the bye in round 11, while the winless Bulldogs host Kiama at Bill Andriske Oval on Saturday.