A late converted try by Will Wennerbom secured the Young Yabbies victory on Saturday, in the process inflicting Cootamundra Tri-Colours their first loss in more than a season.
The Yabbies defeated last year's premiers 26-24 in wet conditions at Young's Cranfield Oval, Wennerbom's late heroics sealing the round two win.
Wennerbom scored all of the points for the Yabbies, scoring in the 65th and 80th minutes, converting both tries.
He also kicked four penalty goals during the match, slotting three pointers for the home side in the seventh, 10th, 25th and 52nd minutes.
"It was pretty close all game. We held a lead initially and Cootamundra came back and led midway through the first half, but there was very little in it, we kept crawling back. We got ourselves ahead on the siren," Yabbies coach Ned Mullany said.
Wennerbom's first two penalty kicks saw the Yabbies lead six zip in the 10th minute before Isaac Mitchell crossed for a try, converted by Matt Berkrey in the 19th minute.
The Yabbies then hit back with another Wennerbom penalty in the 25th minute before the accurate boot of Berkrey slotted another successful penalty as the two sides went blow for blow.
Try scoring wizard Patrick Cameron crossed in the 32nd minute with Berkrey adding the extras to give the Tri Colours the lead at half time.
Angus Forster crossed for a converted Tri Colours try in the 62nd minute to give the Tri Colours the lead before Wennberom again entered the game, slotting another penalty before his final minute heroics.