Brothers Jack Morgan.Gladstone Brothers v Gladstone Valleys local derby.
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Attacking Valleys down Past Brothers

RUGBY LEAGUE: It was a fast-paced quality game of A-grade rugby league played out between Valleys and Past Brothers at Marley Brown oval on Sunday night.

Valleys came away 38-28 victors over a determined Past Brothers attacking team.

Valleys coach Dennis Moore said it was a really good and tough game by both sides.

"It was a keenly contested tough game,” he said.

"Brothers played well and they kept coming and we just couldn't shake clear of them.”

Moore said the stand-out players for Valleys was Chris Riley, Darren Hodges and Zac Suter.

"The quality of their involvement and control of the football game was some of the best this season,” he said.

The game was equally poised at half time 18 all with both teams hungry for a win.

At half time Moore spoke to the players about the importance of controlling the game.

"We needed to control the play and the ball better and once we did that we sorted our game,” he said.

Past Brothers president/player David Ahearn said there was lot to take from the game despite the loss.

"It was an extremely positive game despite losing a couple of players early in the game,” he said.

"It was a good clean fast game of football.”

At half time Ahearn told the players keep up the game plan and see what happens.

"Continue what we were doing and keep working at completing our sets,” he said.

Ahearn also said the players gave it a good go and there were lots of positives to take from the game and the next time they bot met.

The standout players for Brothers were Kerry Keleher, Jayke Collins and Jack Morgan.

Despite Valley taking the lead of the game several times, Brothers kept in touch with the rivals to push them to the end.

However, Valleys stuck to their game plan and eventually came away with a hard-fought victory.