VICTORY: Centre Ryan McIvor (3) makes a break for the Cowboys with winger Declan McLoughlin (2) on his outside.
VICTORY: Centre Ryan McIvor (3) makes a break for the Cowboys with winger Declan McLoughlin (2) on his outside. Gerard Walsh

Cowboys hit form to down Diehards

IT DOESN'T always happen on big days but the Warwick Cowboys impressed in front of many stars of the past in a 40-16 victory against the Dalby Diehards at Father Ranger Oval on Saturday night.

Coach Matt Gainey rated second rower Jesse McIvor, utility Brent Osborne, half Trent Achilles and lock Tyson Skyring as his best.

Skyring won the Hutchies Mug for player of the round as Warwick moved into the top-five.

The Cowboys looked likely to score the first try of the game before the final pass went over the sideline.

The score was 6-all at halftime and Gainey stressed to his players the need to complete their sets in the second half.

"We played a lot better in the second half and play our best footy when we get the simple things right," he said.

Warwick went through the game without any new injuries.

"It was a very physical game and we knew that before we went into the match," he said.

"I was impressed with the win of our reserve graders against the top team Dalby which puts pressure on for spots in A grade."

In C-grade, Warwick won 24-18 with Tony Morris and Jeremy Jerome the best of the Cowboys.

In reserve grade, Warwick won 38-14 and Warwick lost 18-12 in the under-18 game.

Eastern Suburbs beat Collegians 10-8 in the under-12 game put on for the crowd with Kaleb Ammenhauser landing a conversion from a spot half way from centre field to the sideline to make the difference.



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