Warwick Cowboys forward Mick Bloomfield cops a straight arm in the clash with Gatton last year.
Warwick Cowboys forward Mick Bloomfield cops a straight arm in the clash with Gatton last year. Gerard Walsh

Cowboys A-grade side shows how it's done in Gatton

RUGBY LEAGUE: The trip up the highway to Gatton has ended in the best way possible with a barnstorming win to the Warwick Cowboys A-grade side, running away with the game in the second half.

In the game at Cahill Park, the Cowboys got the scoring under way with a try to Joey Fuimaono in the 16th minute.

The try was converted by Michael Bloomfield but within ten minutes Gatton had responded with two tries, taking their lead to 10-6 before Cowboy Craig Donn scored with five minutes left in the first half.

Trailing 12-10 coming out for the second half, the Cowboys were put under early pressure when Gatton converted a try just minutes after play resumed.

But from that point it was all Warwick, from 18-10 down, they stormed back to pile on 28 unanswered points to lead Gatton 38-18 with a minute remaining on the clock.

Gatton ran in a consolation try just before the siren to see a final score of 38-22 to the Cowboys.

Declan McLoughlin scored two tries in the second half while Joey Fuimaono, Craig Donn, Ben Sullivan and Josh Cruice all put their names in the scorebook with a try each.

Captain Mick Bloomfield kicked five goals for the afternoon to help his team to a convincing and pleasing win.

In the other matches, The reserve grade Cowboys had a narrow loss, going down 22-20 in their clash.

Cowboys second division team went down 42-16 and the under 18 side were beaten 38-20 by the young Gatton side.



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