Brothers reserves played hard but were not able to beat North Rockhampton in the final.
Brothers reserves played hard but were not able to beat North Rockhampton in the final.

Mistakes cost Brothers

BROTHERS reserve grade finished the season on a low with a 28-16 loss to North Rockhampton in the Extended League grand final on Saturday.

Gladstone Brothers coach Russel Groth said they just made too many mistakes on their side.

“North Rocky led the game all the way and we just played catch-up,” Groth said.

“It was a hard game, very physical,” he said.

North Rockhampton had a lot of senior players making up their team while Brothers’ team consisted of a lot of young players.

Jayden Taylor was outstanding player for Brothers, scoring two tries while Marty Gott and Will Jarvis also played excellent games. Groth said Brothers had an outstanding season, winning the local grand final and stepping up from fourth place in the Extended League to make the grand final.

“We had a great season, we were on fire,” Groth said.

“I think we just had the grand-final jitters on Saturday and didn’t play to our potential,” he said.

“Because we have so many young players our team will just get stronger and stronger in coming years.”

Groth said he he’d had an enjoyable year as coach and thoroughly enjoyed the season.

“I just love it,” the coach enthused.

He will continue to be involved with Brothers next year and is still waiting to see whether under-20s will be scrapped for next season.

“We are just waiting to find out about under-20s and depending on the league’s decision we will have either two or three teams playing again next year.”

  



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