Cowboys in the game
FIVE-EIGHTH Jack Smith was delighted with the effort of the Warwick Cowboys in a 34-20 loss to premiers Valleys on Saturday night at Fr Ranger Oval.
"We backed up well from a strong second half last week," Smith said. "You could see their excitement after Valleys scored early in the second half as we had them under the pump.
"There was plenty of effort but we were our own worst enemies with mistakes."
Smith said his side had Valleys on the back foot at times.
"We often gave away a penalty to let them off the hook," he said.
Smith has moved from England to play for Warwick this season and said he loved it.
"I would love to stay another year if I could," he said.
"It is a lot warmer here; I remember playing a Super League trial for Widnes against St Helens in the snow."
Valleys led 18-8 at half-time and then 28-8 before half-back Trent Achilles reverse passed to Smith for a try.
The score blew out when Valleys scored a converted try on the bell.