CLOSE GAME: Coen Martin-Brown and Darren Pettiford (headgear) defend in a 22-20 Cowboys win against Highfields in round 1 of the TRL.
CLOSE GAME: Coen Martin-Brown and Darren Pettiford (headgear) defend in a 22-20 Cowboys win against Highfields in round 1 of the TRL. Gerard Walsh

Cowboys and Highfields play close game

RUGBY LEAGUE: There is no such thing as a bad two points were the words of Warwick coach Phil Economidis after the Cowboys beat Highfields 22-20 at Father Ranger Oval in A-grade on Sunday afternoon.

Each side scored three tries and a total of nine goals were kicked with Warwick taking home the two competition points.

Warwick led 20-6 at halftime but the play was all at the Warwick end in the second half as Highfields reduced the margin to 20-18. Highfield received a penalty with nine minutes to go and Sean Lowley landed his fourth goal to make the score 20-all.

With three minutes to go, Warwick hooker Ben Sullivan almost burrowed over close to the line but Highfields were penalised and Mick Bloomfield landed the goal from close range for a two-point win.

 

 

Sullivan may have played most of his footy in the halves and at hooker but often ran hard with the ball like a prop to gain Warwick valuable territory.

Economidis praised the play of the younger members of his team.

"We barely visited their end in the second half by giving away too many penalties," he said.

In reserve grade, Highfields won 40-12 and in the under-18 grade the visitors won 40-16.

Warwick U18 coach Matt Grew said hooker Sam Frattini was his best.

"I was very disappointed with the performance, we have a lot of work to do if we want to play decent footy," Grew said.

A GRADE: Warwick 22 (Mitch Watson, Dylan Galloway, Coen Martin-Brown tries, Kai Etherington 3, Mick Bloomfield 2 goals) d Highfields 20 (Braydon Mitchell, Blake Appo, George Brandon tries, Sean Lowley 4 goals).



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