Warwick no match for Dalby
GARRY Ellery was the best player as Warwick went down 42-0 to Dalby in A-grade rugby league at Dalby at the weekend.
Paul Cantwell and Brayden Hockings were the best of a beaten team.
A thumb injury to five-eighth Andrew Ryan is the only injury concern in the lead-up to the Father Ranger Oval clash with Pittsworth on Saturday.
Cowboys secretary Garry Hanson said his side didn’t have a lot of luck but tried hard for the full 80 minutes.
In reserve grade, Dalby ended Warwick’s top-five hopes with a 50-6 victory.
While Warwick had a squad of 18 at the game, Dalby was just too good.
Joe McIvor scored a try for Warwick and Garth Miller landed the conversion.
Warwick trailed 38-0 at half-time and improved dramatically in the second half courtesy of strong games by Scott Fisher, Craig Cantwell and Chris McGahan.
The Cowboys beat Dalby 20-16 in the under-18 game to consolidate a top-five spot.
Bennett Sutton, Jake Landers, Lincoln Cutmore and Shaq Tonga were the best for Warwick.
Warwick secretary Garry Hanson said Dalby received a number of penalties late in the game but the Cowboys tackled brilliantly.
“A number of clubs are losing players to jobs in the mining industry,” Hanson said.
“We have lost three players in the last month to mining jobs.”
Rebels go down
STANTHORPE beat the Warwick Rebels 120-0 in the A-grade Border Rugby League game at Sullivan Oval on Saturday.
President Geordie Beckhouse said he was disappointed with the lack of commitment to away games.
“We only had 12 players at Stanthorpe so had to forfeit reserve grade,” Beckhouse said.
“It was disappointing our players didn’t show up as Stanthorpe had a fundraiser on for breast cancer.”
Beckhouse was in high praise of the commitment of the 12 players.
“The Stanthorpe crowd gave us a standing ovation when we left the field and their coach John Hendry congratulated us on the effort.
Inside back Jason Wilmot was outstanding for the Gremlins with his attack and goal kicking.
Wilmot kept the Rebels on the back foot with four 40/20 kicks to set up Stanthorpe scrum feeds.
The Rebels travel to Wallangarra for a reserve grade game on Saturday.