Young completed a junior premiership double on Saturday after taking out the Weissel Cup decider against Southcity.
Backing up from the success of their Sullivan Cup side, the Cherrypickers scored three early tries and held out a valiant Bulls outfit to record a 14-10 win.
The Cherrypickers opened their account inside the five-minute mark off the back of some striking athleticism from Thomas Jenkins.
The rangy centre took a sky-high bomb down the left side and freed up the arms before offloading to Steve Anderson, who powered over the chalk for the first try of the afternoon.
Young almost got on the scoreboard again in the 14th minute when fullback Nick Hall cut through the Bulls defence but the attack was shut down 15 metres from the try line.
The Cherrypickers were denied a score three minutes later when Nick Maloney was held up in the right hand corner.
The centre crossed the whitewash again in the 23rd minute but was called back for double movement after being pulled down short in a strong ball-and-all tackle from Brendan Saltner.
It was Jenkins who eventually broke through for Young's second, opting for the aerial route in the 27th minute and soaring over the Bulls defence to score a sensational try.
A late try to James Ferguson in the shadows of half time made it a 14-point ball game at the break, leaving Southcity with a mountain to climb in the second half.
Bulls prop Rhys Weldon tried to get his side off the mark with a powerful run early in the half and almost came away with four points in the 40th minute.
His try was disallowed for double movement but the effort seemed to lift Southcity from their daze and the Bulls pressed on in earnest.
Jenkins did his best to stretch Young’s margin in the return set, soaring above Jordan Little for a attempted aerial try but this one didn’t stick as Southcity escaped with a 20m restart.
The match then turned on its head when Latrell Siegwalt set up Brendan Saltner for Southcity’s first try in the 53rd minute.
Bolstered by his efforts, Saltner made it a double seven minutes later after showing the Cherrypickers a clean pair of heels down the left flank and diving over for his side’s second four-pointer.
Siegwalt’s conversion brought Southcity within striking distance but it wasn’t to be as Young held out until the hooter.
Pickers coach Garry Lucas was pleased to see his side rewarded for their dominant season.
“The boys only lost one game this year … and today everyone really stood up,” Lucas said.
“I thought Dom Scott had an excellent game and (John Hobby medallist) Nick Hall, Jacob (Lucas), and Jack (Staff) did really well too.”
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