Cowboys' winning streak ends
WARWICK Cowboys were unable to make it four from four at Father Ranger Oval yesterday, going down 40-12 in A-grade.
A-grade coach Gary Lawrence said he was disappointed with how the team played, but said they would regroup at training during the next two weeks, with a bye this weekend.
“What we practiced and what we executed on the day were vastly different things,” he said.
“It’s a loss; it hurts. We’ll see what character the players have got now. It’s disappointing when you know the players can play better.”
The Cowboys went into the sheds at half time trailing 16-nil after defending for much of the first half.
“We dropped a lot of ball, completion rates were down around 25 per cent in the first half and you can’t win games with that,” Lawrence said.
The Cowboys will take on Oakey Bears after the bye. The Bears are starting to hit some form, having got their first win of the season last week when they defeated Goondiwindi and giving Valleys a fright yesterday.
“It will be a tough game. They’ve got nothing to lose and they’ll cause a lot of upsets this year,” Lawrence said.
Inspirational forward Cameron Mulcahy will need to have surgery in the next four to five weeks to remove cartilage from his knee which will see him sidelined for up to four weeks. Haydn McNicol, Scott Kerridge and John Trindle were also all injured yesterday in the loss to Brothers.
Ryan and Jesse McIvor were named the best back and forwards.
Lawrence said there were two tries disallowed in the first 15 minutes which could have changed the course of the game.
“We didn’t do enough of the hard yards,” he said.
“We’ll work on the areas in our game we need to. Things will only get better with the side and the combinations but we need to get back to basics.
“I was disappointed with some of the decisions made on the field but at the end of the day that didn’t cost us the game. We cost us the game and Brothers were the better side.”
Warwick won C-grade 46-12, under-18s 34-10 and reserve grade 78-14.