Matt Jones of Brothers Reserve Grade receives the ball in the semi-finals match against Tannum Seagulls at Marley Brown Oval yesterday.
Matt Jones of Brothers Reserve Grade receives the ball in the semi-finals match against Tannum Seagulls at Marley Brown Oval yesterday. Chrissy Harris

Brothers into final

THE semi-finals for reserve grade rugby league were held at Marley Brown Oval yesterday.

Wallabys played Valleys in the first match followed by Brothers and Tannum fighting it out for a grand final position. Wallabys went down 46-26 to Valleys in a thrilling semi-final.

Wallabys coach Ed Soper said Andrew Lockwood, Nicky Duncan, Terry O’Connell, Jamie Mackay and James Moroski all had an outstanding game for Wallabys.

“This means the end of the season for us but the guys played well,” Soper said.

“Wallabys came back in the last 10 minutes but we ran out of time. It’s a good ending to the season, not the result we wanted but we took it on the chin,” he said.

Valleys will now play Tannum in a fight for the second spot in the grand final.

Brothers took on Tannum for a grand final position resulting in a 32-18 win for Brothers.

Brothers coach Russel Groth said his team made a lot of mistakes in the first half.

“The score would have been a lot different if we didn’t give away so many penalties, but our defence was outstanding,” Groth said.

“We didn’t have a real good first half but we came back for a great second half.”

Brothers second-rower Marty Gott received Player Of The Match. Jarrod Chinfath, Matt James and Gavin Nicholas were the try scorers for Brothers.

Brothers go straight into the grand final in two weeks and they are also in fourth position for the CQ grand finals.



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