Running to the finals

First Grade

A 40 metre run from Jesse Corcorran in the 72nd minute sealed a hard fought win for the Young Cherrypickers against Junee last weekend and kept them in the top three with finals approaching.

Young looked good early in the match scoring twice, a try to Ray Talimalie in the third minute and Will Scott in the seventh minute had the Cherrypickers leading 12-0 after both tries were converted. After that Young’s completions where below par with silly errors costing the Pickers attempts to put more points on the board

In the fifteenth minute Young scored a great try to Tom Bush, led by Ray Tamimalie breaking through Junee’s Defence, the was try converted and the score was 18-0.

Junee Didn’t give up with good attack leading to Young giving silly penalties away and repeat sets, eventually giving Junee there first try, after that try was converted the score was 18-6 after 26 minutes.

With less than 10 minutes to go in the first half, Young’s completions were good but poor kicks on the fifth tackle cost Young a few chances to put pressure on Junee.

At Half time, the score was 18-6 to the Pickers

In the sheds Coach Woolford wasn’t happy with the half completions, 69 percent was below par and with silly errors and penalties at 1-6 he asked the players to put the first half to the side and to start fresh in the second half.

In the first ten minutes, mistakes were still a problem costing Young any chance to get field position. Junee capitalised with a try in the 55th minute and converted  it to make the score tight at 18-12.

The Pickers were not giving up easily and the senior players encouraged everyone to lift their game.

That encouragement paid off when Will Scott scored his second try out wide to make the score 22-12 with 15 minutes to go, with both teams giving it their all.

The game was sealed in the 72nd minute when a great ball to Jesse Corcorran put him into a gap, and he ran 40 metres to score a great try near the posts, after that try was converted the score was 28-12, where it remained until the full time whistle was blown.

The Point scorers were, Will Scott 2 tries, Ray Talimalie 1 try and 4 goals, Tom Bush 1 try and Jesse Corcoran 1 try.

Players Player was Aaron Slater, followed by Hayden Cowled and Locke Jackson

Coach Woolford was happy to get the two points, but was disappointed with errors and not scoring more points, Next Weekend Young Have a bye the following week they play Temora at Temora  After thirteen round Young sit in Third Position on 21 points.  

by Paul Ashton (manager)

Reserve grade

Reserve grade played Junee in a game where finals was on the line, Young got off to a good start scoring in the first minute, Junee struck back straight away and led 6-4, Young went to the sheds leading 10-6 at half time.

Young scored first in the second half and with a 16-6 lead everything started to turn, penalty after penalty and silly mistakes had Young on the backfoot. Junee scored four tries to get out to a 28-22 lead with minutes to go and a penalty goal at the end put the game put the game out of reach of the Cherrypickers. A big thanks to the 18s who sat on the bench, DJ Slater, Jonte Langfield and Jake Baker who scored a try. The best player for Young was Mick Stallard. If we win the rest of our regular season games we have a slim chance of finals but it's very unlikely.

By Greg Lestrange 


The boys went down in a disappointing game against the Cootamundra Bulldogs 16-14. Looking at what we need to work on in the next two weeks over the bye and then will be heading over to Temora for round 15 on the July 23. 

Harry Fitzpatrick- 2 tries, William Hills- 1 try and Jacob Lucas- 1 goal.

By Brad Pettit 


The 18s suffered a big loss to the leading team the South City Bulls 52-16. They will take this loss and work on a few things over the bye and will face Temora Dragons in round 15.

By Steve Carrol

League tag 

The League tag girls went back to playing simple football last weekend. At training in the week leading up to our clash with Junee the emphasis was on getting the basics right and executing them well. The Cherryette’s had just came off a big loss to Gundagai so we needed to get our spirits back. The game started well, scoring off the kick off, however, the rest of the first half did not come that easy and it was a bit all over the place. At half time the score was 10-6 the Cherryette’s way, the girls were spoken to about playing their own game, what they know and pushing themselves to show their ability and not play what is in front of you. Second half saw the Cherryette’s explode – Walsh had said to the girls “the first 5 minutes is what is going to count most – put it in!” they certainly did do that. They were right on top of Junee, not allowing them any room to move in attack and then hitting the ball hard when they had possession, here they were able to create many overlaps allowing them to make valuable metres. A few quick tries were scored which allowed the score to go the Cherryette’s way. Junee did not see much attack in the second half, the Cherryette’s dominated. Final score 30 – 6 the Cherryettes way. Try scorers Annie Turbo Turner, Ally Smith, Jess McInerney 2 each, Ash Carroll, Micaela Hall, conversions Renee McGovern 2, Micaela Hall 1. Elevations Restaurants players player was Annie Turner.  

By Jess Mcinerney 


You'll be happy to know footy is back at Cullen Oval Saturday with us playing the strong Brothers club. I'm sure all the Little Pickers are ready to go after a weekend off and 2 weeks at home. As normal we're looking forward to seeing plenty of helpers setting up, breaking down grounds in the canteen and just supporting the Kids and coaches.

After Saturday's games as we always do we will be going to Young Services Club and our club will be selling the community raffle. So let's get plenty of our Picker family down there for the sausage sizzle and raffles and maybe a yummy dinner from the bistro.

Only 3 rounds left before finals and I can't wait to finish the season with a bang. This is also the final 3 rounds of Town Comp with these results counting towards our finals on Sunday August 13th. Please make sure all our Town comp players are getting to training and turning up over the next few weeks,as nobody is to play for anyone besides their own team and we won't to give everyone their best chance.

Town Comp finals

Ground one-  8.30 am Under 11s Tigers V Bulldogs.  9.10 am Roosters V Dragons.

Ground two- 8.30 am Under 9s Sea eagles V Rabbitohs. 9.10am Storm V Raiders

Ground three- 8.30am Under 7s Eels V Panthers. 9.10am Sharks V Broncos.

Rep Footy Young V Brothers 

Ground one- 10am Under 10s, 10.50am Under 11s, 11.40am under 11 league tag, 12.30 under 12s, 1.20pm under 13s, 2.20pm under 14s and 3.20pm under 15s.

Ground two- 10am under 8s, 11am under 9s, 12pm under 9s league tag, 1.20pm under 13s league tag and 2.20pm under 15s league tag. 

Ground three- 10am under 6s, 10.45am under 7s, 11.30under 6s and 12.15pm under 7s.