Cowboys return to the top of the TRL club championship after games against Pittsworth
RUGBY LEAGUE: Second rower Mick Bloomfield and winger Dan Watson will go down in history as the best two in the Warwick Cowboys A-grade victory against Pittsworth as part of 30th anniversary celebrations at Father Ranger Oval on Saturday night.
Warwick led 16-6 at half-time and then scored two quick tries early in the second half on the way to a 50-12 victory against a Pittsworth team that had been in second place going into the game.
Cowboys president David O’Leary said he couldn’t fault any player.
“Our young fellows like Brook Croft and Josh O’Brien really mixed it with an experienced Pittsworth forward pack,” O’Leary said.
“The team has been threatening to play the perfect game in recent weeks and did it in the anniversary game.
“The referee Mark Kuhn didn’t use his whistle too often which gave both sides the chance to play open, free- flowing football.
“Pittsworth created a lot of chances but some of their offloads didn’t stick.
“The scrambling defence of the outside backs was outstanding and fullback Craig Donn had the backs well organised in defence.
“Halves Ryan McIvor and Paul Cantwell steered the ship well on Saturday night.”
The unbeaten Warwick Cowboys won 32-10 in reserve grade after leading 16-6 at half-time. Chris McGregor and Josh McIntosh were the best for Warwick.
The Cowboys’ second- division side went down 28-10 to Pittsworth.
Jay Hankinson and Mitchell Washbourne were the best for the home side.
Warwick led 16-12 at half-time in the under-18 game against South Burnett Blue after a try to prop Matt Titcomb in the last two minutes of the half. Titcomb’s try-scoring run was preceded by a strong run by fellow prop Coen Martin-Brown.
In the second half, South Burnett scored early and went on to win 28-22 to inflict the first loss of the season on the Cowboys colts. Angus Croft and Martin-Brown were the best for Warwick.
The wins in A and reserve grades puts Warwick back at the top of the club championship.