TWO TRIES: Warwick's Joe Fuimaono, pictured in a night game last season, was players’ player in the win against Goondiwindi yesterday.
TWO TRIES: Warwick's Joe Fuimaono, pictured in a night game last season, was players’ player in the win against Goondiwindi yesterday. Kevin Farmer

Cowboys to miss trophy final despite win at Gundy

RUGBY LEAGUE: The Warwick Cowboys beat Goondiwindi 48-24 in yesterday’s Toowoomba Rugby League game at Gilbert Park in Goondiwindi but have still missed the prestigious Madsen Rasmussen Trophy final.

To make the final between the two leading teams at the end of the first round, Warwick needed a win yesterday and had to hope the unbeaten Souths beat Pittsworth.

It was looking good for Warwick with the score 14-all between Pittsworth and Souths but a late Danes try cost Souths a win and Warwick a spot in the trophy final.

The score in the Warwick game at Goondiwindi was 16-all at half-time in A-grade.

Centre Joe Fuimaono was players’ player for Warwick after scoring two tries and being strong in attack and defence.

Back rower/centre Matt Marshall scored two tries for Warwick.

Cowboys president David O’Leary said the Warwick team controlled the ball better in the second half of the A-grade game.

“We dropped too much ball in the first half in the wet and windy conditions,” he said.

“I was happy with the second half, we played much more disciplined football.”

Despite relatively fine weather in many areas yesterday, the Cowboys played Goondiwindi in showery weather for most of the day.

Warwick beat Goondiwindi 38-16 in reserve grade to secure a President’s Cup final. Lindsay Power and Charlie Duroux were the best for Warwick.

While it hasn’t been confirmed by the TRL, the final is likely to be against Gatton on Sunday at Cahill Park.

Warwick went down 20-16 in the under-18 game and it appears they will miss a President’s Cup spot.

The Cowboys led 10-0 early before poor ball handling let the team down. Matt Titcomb had another strong game up front and Mitch Watson was strong in the outside backs.



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