Cowboys savour win in trial game
COACH Gary Lawrence was happy with his side’s 20-10 first up A-grade victory against Brisbane club Aspley at Father Ranger Oval on Saturday night.
Lawrence said new recruit Luke Brosnan did a lot of good things at lock and five-eighth.
“Luke showed he will get better,” Lawrence said.
“Ryan McIvor played well at fullback, centre and five-eighth.
“A number of players came on and did good jobs, including Michael Marshall who showed some brilliance off the bench after playing a full game of reserve grade.”
Lawrence said he was impressed with the structure shown by centres Scott Kerridge and Bob Nicholls who defended strongly and ran some nice lines in attack.
“They showed they will only improve with more games,” he said.
“The forwards worked hard with Cameron Mulcahy and Evan Sombrooks strong up front.”
The play of forwards Aaron Harre, Scott McMahon and Chris McMahon also impressed the coach.
Lawrence said Chris had not played for three years so the quality of his play was excellent.
The Cowboys play the Border representative side on Saturday at Father Ranger Oval as part of the Sinclair Byrne Benefit afternoon and night.