Sun shines on Brothers boys
BROTHERS United have not stopped dreaming of a grand final appearance all season, and their optimism is starting to pay off.
Last year’s premiership side was split in two this season, and before Christmas they both sat comfortably at the bottom of the table.
But a never-say-die attitude and the return of several key players have given United 7 and 8 a boost and since Christmas both teams have pulled off some huge upsets.
Both units notched wins against more-fancied Wests opponents on Saturday and made sure they remained in the hunt for top-four spots.
Brothers United 8 followed up last week’s upset win against Across The Waves with another surprise defeat of Wests Lynx.
Saturday’s win means the bottom-placed side has now beaten number one and two on the ladder in successive weeks.
The party did not stop there for Brothers, as the other side knocked off Wests Sabretoothed after conceding an early deficit.
“The win is exactly what we are striving for and keeps us in the hunt,” United 7 player Sam Daff said.
Daff said fielding errors blemished the team’s performance in the early stages but United regrouped to come home for an easy win.
The Sabretoothed were missing Hervey Bay recruit John Thomas, the man partly responsible for the side’s rise up the ladder.
Daff, along with Troy Law and Troy Maude, made them pay.
“He is their main man so it made it a lot easier for us,” Daff said.
“They still put in a fairly good show without him though.”