Brothers storm back into reckoning
BROTHERS have resurrected their Ipswich Rugby League A-grade campaign in the most dramatic fashion possible.
Following five straight losses the Brethren trailed premiers and ladder leaders Norths 18-0 at Norths yesterday.
Then they found what has been missing the previous six weeks as they stormed back to win 38-34.
One more win from their final three matches should be enough to see them safely into the finals.
"I'm relieved more than anything," Brothers captain Jack Boettcher said after the game.
"We've had a pretty tough run lately.
"I'd almost forgotten the team song."
Boettcher praised teammates Tasi Graff and Beau Yates for their contributions, leading the team back from the brink.
"We just stuck with them," Boettcher said.
"Especially in defence. And hoped things would turn and luckily they did."
It is no time to celebrate just yet however, with Boettcher aware the hard work has now begun if the club is to maintain it's proud tradition of reaching every grand final since 2006.
"It doesn't mean anything if we don't back it up next week and beat Swifts," he said.
"We've still got a lot to work on.
"We've got to fix our defence up before the finals.
"With all the injuries we've got we've been pulling together with what we can do."
In the weekend's other A grade match, Goodna extinguished Fassifern's faint finals hopes with a 30-28 win at Woogaroo Field.