Pickers juniors slip to second after Brothers loss

Mitch Prest, pictured tackling a Brothers attacker, was strong in a losing team. Photo: Bec Goodlock
Mitch Prest, pictured tackling a Brothers attacker, was strong in a losing team. Photo: Bec Goodlock

Young's under-17s have slipped from top spot on Group Nine's Sullivan Cup ladder following Sunday's 22-12 loss to Wagga Brothers.

The Cherrypickers juniors were aiming for an improved performance against Wagga Brothers after being held to a draw against the Tigers at Gundagai the previous week.

Despite Young leading 12-10 during the second-half, Brothers managed to skip to a 22-12 victory thanks to late tries while the Pickers had a player sent for 10 minutes in the bin.

"A disappointing result. We were out-enthused for most of the game and didn't keep our cool in key moments. However a positive to take away is that we didn't play anywhere near our potential and still weren't far off in a top of the table game," under-17s coach Tom Bush said.

Young's Harry Fitzpatrick opened the scoring with some nice footwork, and Ben Baker crossed under the posts from dummy-half in the second period.

Young's players' player went to Mitch Prest.

The second-placed Cherrypickers turn their focus to this Sunday's game against Temora at Nixon Park.

Anna Hall was one of Young league tag's best against Brothers. Photo: Bec Goodlock

Anna Hall was one of Young league tag's best against Brothers. Photo: Bec Goodlock

League tag

Young's league tag side were kept scoreless by Wagga Brothers on Sunday as their six game unbeaten run came to a crushing end.

The Cherrypickers conceded 30 points while failing to trouble to scorers in the round 12 clash at Alfred Oval.

"Brothers are a good side and we expected them to come firing," coach Saul Lealaitafea said.

Anna Hall and Ashley Carroll were the best in a losing side. The result leaves Young in third place as they prepare to face ladder leaders Temora on Sunday.