Cowboys beaten by Gatton Hawks
LOCK Tyson Skyring and hooker Justin Croft were the best in the Warwick Cowboys 38-22 loss to Gatton at Cahill Park yesterday.
Gatton led Warwick 26-12 at half-time in A-grade after having 60% of the ball in the first 40 minutes.
Lock Tyson Skyring and centre Joe Fuimaono scored the first-half tries for Warwick and five-eighth Matt Gainey landed two goals.
Fuimaono and Michael Pearson were the second-half try scorers with Gainey landing his third goal.
Scott Ellis made some good breaks for Warwick on the wing.
Cowboys registrar Garry Hanson said the Warwick team came back well in the second half.
"We were four points off the lead but two late tries by Gatton cruelled us," he said.
Sam Broomhall, Luke Brosnan and Carl Gale missed the game with injuries and Justin Croft had a head knock yesterday but returned to the field.
Warwick won the reserve-grade game 22-20 with forward Pat Cameron the players' player.
In the under-18 game, Warwick won 28-16. Second rower James Breen was players' player for Warwick.
Gatton won the C-grade game 20-12. Centre Ty Gardner was players' player and received good support from best forward David Hallman. Sam Speedy had an outstanding game at fullback.
Warwick has the bye this weekend and will host Souths at Father Ranger Oval on April 26. There will be no C-grade game against Souths but club officials are hoping for a league tag game.