There were mixed results to start the season for Group Nine clubs at the West Wyalong Knockout on Friday.
Temora won through to the quarter-finals with an 8-0 win over Group 20 club Leeton.
Southcity also progressed to Saturday after a brilliant display from new captain-coach Nathan Rose helped them to a 10-0 win over Dubbo Macquarie Raiders.
However Young didn't have the same fortune as they let in 16 first-half points against Forbes.
The Group 11 club maintained their advantage to progress to day two.
New Dragons coach Chris Wallace was impressed with how his young side kicked things off.
"It is a good start for the 2020 season," Wallace said.
"There is obviously a lot to work on but with a young team I was pretty impressed with that."
Wallace was particularly impressed with how well the side competed after the Greens had plenty of early ball.
Grant Hughes try midway through the first half proved to be decisive.
Hamish Starr, who again looked dangerous at fullback, then kicked a penalty goal to give Temora a good buffer early in the second half.
Not even having new recruit Luke Skidmore sin binned with seven minutes to play caused to many problems for the Dragons.
Southcity too managed to overcome having a man in the sin bin after Brody Tracey was given his marching orders with eight minutes remaining.
Up 6-0 after some Rose brilliance helped Josh Siegwalt to score early in the second half, the understrength Bulls side sustained plenty of pressure on their on line.
But not only did they find the answers defensively they then marched down their own end before Rose earned a repeat set and then sealed the 10-0 victory as he scored.
Rose was impressed with the resilience the team showed.
"That just shows the character within the young boys," Rose said. "It's not only them with a couple of the older heads who are here.
"We just have to keep doing that week-in, week-out during the season."
Kangaroos also failed to make it through to the second night after a 10-4 loss to defending champions Goulburn Workers.
The Bulls face Yass, who had a 4-all draw with Tullibigeal Lakes United while Temora tackles Nowra, who downed West Wyalong 18-0, on Saturday..
In the other quarter-finals Woden Valley set up an all Canberra Raiders Cup clash with Goulburn after a 26-6 thrashing of Griffith Black and Whites.
TLU were the 'best loser' and will tackle Forbes for a place in the semi-finals.
The first game starts at 4.30pm.