Brothers’ David Rota gets a kick in as Valleys take on Brothers at Valleys Field.
Brothers’ David Rota gets a kick in as Valleys take on Brothers at Valleys Field. Luka Kauzlaric GLARUGB

Valleys hold off fightback in mission to get top two spot

BROTHERS will finish in fourth place in the Gladstone rugby league competition after a loss to Valleys on Sunday.

After looking like they were dead and buried at the half, Brothers found a way to turn the match around but were not able to put enough point on the board to complete a brave comeback going down 32-24.

Valleys led the match 32-6 at half time, before allowing Brothers back into the contest with untimely errors and penalties.

"It was just a funny game. We now know we have third and they have fourth," Valleys coach Andrew Hamilton said.

"We were a bit tired, we had a couple of early injuries and ran with 14 for most of the game."

Valleys are still in the hunt for a top two spot, just two points behind Wallabys, but would need to win both of their remaining matches and have Wallabys falter in the dying rounds.

The inability to finish off Brothers comes as a concern with finals football fast approaching.

"A bit of a concern, we had some injuries, we will be right come finals time," Hamilton said.

Next week's matches see Tannum take on Valleys and Calliope battle Wallabys.