Wooden spoon up for grabs

INJURED: Young's captain Duncan Cameron (right) playing Lake Albert. His shoulder's injured and he may rest as the squad plays Junee on Sunday. Picture: Laura Hardwick
INJURED: Young's captain Duncan Cameron (right) playing Lake Albert. His shoulder's injured and he may rest as the squad plays Junee on Sunday. Picture: Laura Hardwick

In round seven of the Pascoe Cup, Young Lions are hoping to dispose of the wooden spoon, dished onto them by Wagga United Crows when the Crows defeated Cootamundra last week.

Last-placed Young faces an injury-plagued, eighth-placed Junee at Gus Smith Oval on Sunday at 3pm.

I do believe we haven’t played our best team yet

Young captain Duncan Cameron

“The boys are very keen, everyone’s looking forward to it,” Young captain Duncan Cameron said.

“We’ve heard that they’re physical, and all of their games have been close, so it’s going to be a very tough game.

“I thought it was weird they lost to Tumut, it seems to be happening all the time.”

Young’s also struggling to get its strongest team on the park, Angus Johnson is out for six weeks due to a back injury and Cameron is in doubt due to a shoulder injury.

“I do believe we haven’t played our best team yet,” Cameron said.

“We have a team to match it with the top teams.”

Young’s inexperience in defence has seen them leak 30 goals this season, more than any team in the league.

Former captain David Brouwer has returned as an assistant coach.

“Dave’s back trying to help us out with positional play,” Cameron said.

“Me and Calum (McCaffery) have been helping too.”