Firsts down and out, others in top form

First Grade

The Cherrypickers travelled to Gundagai last weekend to take on the Tigers with the red, white and blue coming home without the win.

The Pickers defence was given a run for its money, especially with the Young side suffering from injury woes and a lack of discipline the pressure was just too much for the Pickers.

“We still had our chances to win,” coach James Woolford said. “but some silly mistakes and penalties at crucial times really let us down.”

Woolford made a special mention of the Picker fronts who were well and truly put through their paces.

“Our front row worked really hard all day and stood out,” he said. “While young Hall was a threat once getting on [the field].”

According to Woolford the side started off well for the Pickers but went down hill from there.

“Our defence held strong and we came through to score the first try,” he said. “Late in the game we had the chance to win but we just couldn’t get across the line.”

Woolford said the side needs to work on its execution.

This weekend the boys will travel to Wagga where they will take on South City.

“We’ll keep our heads high and keep working towards getting a few more wins before the end of the season.”

Reserve grade

The Reggies had a better outcome in their matchup with the Tigers bringing home a win with the final score 24-6.

Reggies defence was on point once again helping the side to an easy win.

“Gundagai were desperate and played some good footy,” coach Matt Murray said. “But we were able to defend and turned them away from our line.”

With the completion of sets with the ball the points came.

Jack Bush and Jason Brown were named the best players for the Reggies.

This weekend it will be a top of the table clash between the Reggies and South City a game that the boys can’t wait to play.

Under 18s

The Cherrypickers Under 18s brought home a win from Gundagai last weekend 30-10.

With a 95 percent completion rate and strong defence the boys set themselves up for a great win.

Will Hills had a fantastic game and was named as the palyer’s player.

Try scorers for the Under 18s were Tom Jenkins, Josh Baker, Jayden Cutting, Dom Scott, Nic Maloney (2) and Jacob Lucas scored three goals. 

It will be a top of the table clash that will be the game of the day between the top two heavy weights when the Cherrypickers take on South City in Wagga this weekend. 

“With Young trying to reverse the score from the first round they are a very big side so we will have to be on our game,” manager Brad Pettit said.

COME AND GET IT: Zac Sell takes on the Tigers in the Under 18s match last weekend. Photo: Rebecca Goodlock.

COME AND GET IT: Zac Sell takes on the Tigers in the Under 18s match last weekend. Photo: Rebecca Goodlock.