Cherrypickers' 16s and 18s keep winning

The Under 16s and Under 18s Cherrypickers have secured their spots at the top of the Group Nine ladder after taking on SouthCity last weekend in Wagga.

The boys made the trip in miserable and cold conditions, however they were hot on the field with both sides cruising home to a win.

For the Under 18s it was a top of the table clash for points with the Young side coming out on top.

Under 18s

On a wet and cold day in Wagga it was the Under 18s Cherrypickers who were able to control the ball and the game to come out ahead against an in form SouthCity 26-16. 

The side had to fight back after being down 10-nil in the first 10 minutes, however the forward pack managed to dig in and get the job done setting the platform for the Pickers to set the score at 10-10 going into half-time.

“It was a great team effort,” manager Brad Pettit said. “After being down and to fight back and come home in the second half to win was a big effort.”

According to Pettit it was the game of the day with outstanding performances put in by Dom Scott and Ed Wood.

This weekend the boys will play at home against Albury Thunder who are only a couple of points behind them on the ladder.

Group 9 top five ladder: Young Cherrypickers 22, SouthCity Bulls 20, Gundagai Tigers 18, Kanagroos Wagga 16, Albury Thunder 14.

Under 16s

The Under 16s Cherrypickers brought home yet another win last weekend when they played Southcity in Wagga with the final score 24-10.

The boys managed to secure the win thanks to a lot of hard work in the middle of the field and scoring in the first few minutes of the second half which helped the boy’s momentum.

The boys had to step up their game however with 15 minutes left on the clock when the Pickers became complacent allowing Southcity to find their mojo and score two quick tries.

However the boys stepped up and still brought home the win.

“They had a large forward pack with good rotation happening,” coach Kyle Richens said. “Our middle men worked hard for the full 60 minutes which laid down a great platform for most of our points.”

This weekend for round 13 the boys will play at home against Albury Thunder with the game to kick off at Alfred Oval from 10am.

“I think everyone in the team is very fit at the moment,” Richens said. “So coming against Albury our biggest task is to remain focused for the full game.”

Group 9 top five ladder: Young Cherrypickers 24, Albury Thunder 20, Brothers Wagga 16, Southcity Bulls 14, Tumut Blues 12.

HAPPY AS LARRY: The Under 16s Pickers celebrate one of many tries scored on the weekend. Photo: Rebecca Goodlock.

HAPPY AS LARRY: The Under 16s Pickers celebrate one of many tries scored on the weekend. Photo: Rebecca Goodlock.