Brothers find their mojo, smash All Blacks
BROTHERS have bolted back into finals contention after beating the All Blacks 5-1 in Maryborough on Saturday.
With youngster Martin Power outstanding, Brothers were too good all over the pitch for a listless All Blacks side, who struggled to penetrate some rigid defence.
It was Brothers' first win of the Inter-City Premier League campaign and striker Brayden Rodgers said despite a slow start to the season, the team had stayed on course.
"We've always remained positive and we all knew a win would come," the 17-year-old said.
"This is probably the first game we've played the full 70 minutes.
"We didn't let our guard down except for a two-minute spell when they scored."
Brothers were never challenged by the Bundaberg outfit.
Michael Uren and Danny Lourigan scored early to ignite their side and take a 2-0 lead into the break.
Brothers took further control of the game in the second half with Uren completing his double.
"We were very attacking and very aggressive. We gave them nothing," Rodgers said.
"Our defence was very strong and really there were only a couple of times they got the ball over the halfway. We really pressed hard for the goals."
Brothers will hope to carry their momentum from Saturday's win into next week's clash with Bundy Mix.