Brothers have taken another step towards playing finals with a 25-12 win at Alfred Oval on Sunday.
The Wagga side bounced out to a 14-0 lead to set up the win against Young in wet conditions.
Tries to Peter Little, Jordan Little and Cameron Bruest in the opening 20 minutes was just what the visitors wanted
However a try before the break to Young's Jake Veney helped reduced the deficit to 14-6.
After Kangaroos upset Gundagai on Saturday, a Cherrypickers victory could have seen five teams within two points of fifth plus but it was Brothers were added to their lead as Liam Carey barged over midway through the second stanza.
Young's reserve five-eighth Matt Murray darted over to help make it an eight-point ball game with 18 minutes to go, but a 70th minute try to Wagga winger Harold Kirby all but sealed the result.
Breust slotted a field goal late to set up a big clash with Kangaroos.
After a rough start to the year, the halfback believes Brothers are heading in the right direction.
"We've got three in a row now which is very exciting, the club's moving forward in a really positive direction, which is good," Breust said.
"Today was really gritty, obviously the conditions weren't the best for throwing the ball around so it was great to grind out a win like that. Our forwards were outstanding.
"The local derby next week will be great. They beat Gundagai by a fair bit so it's going to be a really tough one, we had a draw against them last time so it will be another tough one."
Brothers are now a win clear in fifth.
The loss is another big blow to Young's finals hopes who are now five points adrift of the fifth-placed Brethren.
Cherrypickers coach Roy Jewitt said there's still hope to keep their season alive, but conceded it's going to be hard.
"We have to win some games, there's still a possibility to make the five but it's going to be tough," Jewitt said.
He was disappointed with how much cheap possession his side handed over.
"Even though we were down on the scoreboard we thought we were in control at halftime," Jewitt said.
"We started nice and strong in the second-half and looked like we looked like we could get the result, but our kicking game was very ordinary, I thought it let us down in the second-half. We gave them cheap possession and early ball."