Warwick Cowboys lock Scott Beard (13) in action in a 36-16 victory against Newtown yesterday.
Warwick Cowboys lock Scott Beard (13) in action in a 36-16 victory against Newtown yesterday.

Cowboys victory with seven tries

COACH Gary Lawrence was far from happy despite a Warwick Cowboys 36-16 victory against Newtown in A grade at Father Ranger Oval yesterday.

“Our commitment to each other was not acceptable for A grade if we are going to be competitive,” Lawrence said.

“We have to be more committed on and off the field.”

Lawrence was high in praise of second rower Brendan McNicol for his commitment on and off the ball.

“With his talk, he was bringing people up with him in defence, today was the first time I have given him a break on the bench during the fixture season,” Lawrence said.

“The score was not a true indication of the game, the Newtown speed to play the ball was much better than ours.”

The coach again praised his bench which was David Hallman, Michael Marshall, Jesse McIvor and Jarred Bradfield yesterday.

Warwick led 18-12 at half time.

Winger Garth Miller scored two tries for Warwick, Scott Beard, Rob Nicholls, Hayden McNicol, Evan Sambrook and Trent Achilles one each.

Miller landed three goals and Achilles one.

Club captain Ryan McIvor was best back and Beard the best forward and players’ player.

Brendan McNicol was second in players’ player voting and hooker Aaron McVeigh third.

The day started badly when Newtown turned up with only seven players for the C-grade game at 10am.

Warwick had 30 players for the game and offered to loan some to Newtown but the decision was a Warwick win by forfeit.

In the early games, Warwick returned to the winner’s list in reserve grade after losing its first game for more than a season to Valleys two weeks ago.

Prop Matt Grew scored two tries and Andrew Sullivan landed six goals.

Scores

A grade Warwick 36 d Newtown 16.

Reserve grade Warwick 46 d Newtown 36

Under 18 Newtown 34 d Warwick 24

Players’ player winners

Scott Beard (A grade)

Ben Hall (reserve grade)

Brayden Hockings (under 18)



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