Errors cost Cowboys against Valleys

WARWICK coach Brendan Cussen knows his team is getting closer to beating Valleys after a 32-16 Toowoomba Rugby League defeat at Herb Steinohrt Oval yesterday.

It is the second week in a row the Cowboys have lost to Valleys, having dropped the Madsen-Rasmussen Trophy final last week.

Cussen still believes there is little between his side and the Roosters, but said errors were costing his team.

In a post-game talk, he told his team they had six weeks to get it right.

“We've got six rounds until the finals, so we've got six weeks to get it right,” Cussen said.

“We can't just keep making excuses and giving reasons for losing, we have to start taking the opportunities to win these games.”

Cussen said his side had turned over too much ball inside their own territory yesterday, allowing the Roosters valuable possession in attacking areas.

“They were just too good for us in certain areas,” Cussen said.

“I thought we started well, and thought physically we were in charge of the game, but just little things let us down.

“We lost a bit of patience and pushed a couple of passes and those are just the little things we need to work on.”

Yesterday's win leaves Valleys the outright competition leader, with Pittsworth also being beaten at the weekend.

Cussen, however, believes this year's title race still remains wide open.

“I think it's still very open and there are few teams that can win it,” he said.

“We just have to aim up in the run in to the finals, but I think it's still very even between the top four or five.”



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