The Young Cherrypickers played great wet weather football and cemented its second spot on the Group Nine ladder with a 16-10 win at Greenfield Park against Albury on Sunday.
Young showed its determination in conditions that included hail and torrential rain and only have to beat Tumut at Alfred Oval this Sunday to lock in a home ground advantage for the preliminary final.
It is something captain-coach James Woolford is eyeing off.
“Tumut are going pretty good so we need to turn up and play well,” Woolford said.
“(Second) is massive with a home semi and if we win we are one win away from a grand final.”
While the hooker thought his team didn’t take a lot of their opportunities in the first half, he was pleased by their second half performance.
YOUNG 16 (R Manwaring 2, J Corcoran tries; J Corcoran 2 goals) d ALBURY 10 (L Wiscombe, S Smith tries; L Freeman goal). Full match report in Friday’s Witness.