Cowboys' form improving every week
SECOND-ROWER Jarred Bradfield was players' player as the Warwick Cowboys conceded a late try to go down 22-14 to second-placed Pittsworth in Saturday night's TRL game at Pittsworth.
The rain stopped as the players ran onto the field.
Centre Rory Weribone scored the first Warwick try to reduce the Pittsworth margin to 6-4 midway through the first half.
Pittsworth scored two more tries for a 16-4 lead at half-time.
Second-rower Jason Bradfield ran 30m to score early in the second half. Garth Miller converted to reduce the lead to 16-10.
Jarred pushed over from 10m to reduce the margin to two, but the sideline conversion missed.
Pittsworth scored on the hooter to blow the score out.
The Cowboys lost Ryan McIvor on Saturday morning due to injury and then prop Ben Brownlie injured his back in the warm-up.
Coach Ken Coles said he thought the side played well enough to win.
"We are improving every week and can be very competitive if we can be at full strength," Coles said.
"The Bradfield brothers, Jarred and Jason, both played well, along with five-eighth Jordan Henry.
"I expect props Garry Ellery and Elliott Davies to take control of the middle in the next month."
Warwick stayed on track for the U18 President's Cup final with a 38-12 win after trailing until just before half-time.
In reserves, Warwick lost 16-6 to the unbeaten Pittsworth side.
Warwick hosts Highfields on Saturday at Father Ranger Oval.
The A-grade game will be under lights.