Warwick A-grade Cowboys player James Olsen.
Warwick A-grade Cowboys player James Olsen. Erin Smith

Cowboys lose to Souths in all three weekend games

NOT one of the Warwick Cowboys' sides had the chance to sing their team song yesterday with all three teams going down to Souths.

Warwick's under-18 side came the closest to securing a win, going down 28-22.

The youngest team ended the first half in front 14-6.

But they were not able to keep pace with Souths, who ran away with it in the second half.

Despite the loss the under-18 side still qualifies for the finals rounds of the TRL competition.

Warwick's reserve-grade side was the next to take to the field.

Souths started strongly and kept Warwick scoreless until the bottom end of the first half.

It was Cowboys player Paul McGrady who put the homeside's first points on the board, followed quickly by another try from David O'Leary.

But by half-time the Cowboys were still down 14 points.

They did manage to cross the line three more times but it was not enough to match Souths, who ended on top 44-20.

The Warwick A-grade side had a tough clash, taking on the team at the top of the TRL table.

Garry Ellery was the only Cowboys player to cross the line, well into the second half of the game.

Souths clocked up a decent lead early, which they were able to build on in the second half, finishing in front 36-6.

Cowboys coach Ken Coles said he was impressed with the effort the boys put in.

"We were playing against the top team and I didn't think we played that bad," he said.

"They got away from us a bit in the second half.

"It would have been good to end the season with a win, but that's life."

The game was the last for long-time player Ben Brownlie, who was given a loud round of applause when he left the field.

In the A-grade game Garry Ellery was best forward and Declan McLoughlin the best back.

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The Cowboys will hold their presentation night and dinner on September 14.



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