Cowboys have shot at semis with late run

Warwick Reserves player Tim Harch in last weekend’s clash against Oakey.
Warwick Reserves player Tim Harch in last weekend’s clash against Oakey. Contributed

THERE are only two fixture games left in the Toowoomba Rugby League season and despite being ranked seventh on the ladder, the Warwick reserve grade Cowboys still have a shot at making the semi-finals.

Only if they are able to beat the Dalby Diehards in Dalby tomorrow.

Reserve grade coach Noel Loudon said the leaderboard was very close at the moment.

"We have a chance to make the five this weekend if we beat Dalby," he said.

"A couple of the teams above us on the ladder have some tough games this weekend, so if they lose, we will be going into the last round all equal."

Loudon said he would be missing a few players tomorrow, including second rower Dennis Bohm.

"It will be a loss for us, but we will have people to fill in," he said.

"We are down a few back-rowers as well."

Despite beating Dalby earlier in the season, Loudon said this weekend's match would not be an easy one.

"Dalby are a very unpredictable side at home," he said. "It will be a tough match, even if they are below us on the ladder."

Loudon said the boys would be fighting for the two points in order to secure their spot in the top five.

The A-grade side is placed seventh on the ladder and is not able to make the final five, but their coach Ken Coles said the boys would still be looking to take the win tomorrow. .

"We only just beat them last time we played," Coles said.

"You are only as good as your last game and the boys will be fired up for the last few games."

Coles said despite not making the top five this year, he had really enjoyed the season. "This year has been very enjoyable," he said. "I think it has been a positive season for the whole club."

Coles said he expected Peter Giffin and Jason Bradfield to recover from their niggling injuries by tomorrow's game.

"It is always hard to win at Dalby, it is long way away and they always play better at home, but I'm fairly certain we will be able to get a win," he said.



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