Cowboys president eyes title
WARWICK Cowboys president Greg Carey is buoyed by the club’s hopes of its first A-grade grand final appearance since 1999, after the 22-all draw with premiers Valleys on Saturday.
“This is the first time in my 10 years as president that the Cowboys have not lost to Valleys at their home ground in Toowoomba,” Carey said.
“The performance against Valleys in foggy, wet conditions is a real positive in our quest to make the grand final in A grade.”
The Warwick C-grade side had another good win, and Carey said many of the players in the side were quite capable of playing in higher grades.
Valleys leads the club championship after three rounds with 17 points, only dropping one point to Warwick in A grade, so far.
Carey regards the club championship which Warwick won last year as a bonus.
Despite a 23-16 loss to Valleys in the under-18 grade, Carey said the side showed a lot of guts to stay with a more robust, physical Valleys team.
This weekend, Warwick foursome Cameron Mulcahy, Luke Brosnan, Trent Achilles and Scott Kerridge play for Toowoomba at Bundaberg.
Scores: A grade Warwick 22 (Zac Pauli, Brendan McNicol, Scott Kerridge, Cameron Mulcahy tries, Trent Achilles 3 goals) drew with Valleys 22. Best forward and player’s player Brendan McNicol, best back Ryan McIvor.
Reserve grade Valleys 38 d Warwick 18 (David Hallman, John Trindall, Matt Grew, Leon Close tries, Andrew Sullivan 1 goal). Best forward and player’s player David Hallman, best back Jesse McIvor.
Under-18 Valleys 23 d Warwick 16 (Jeremy Jerome, Rick McGahan, Braden Hockings tries, Jeremy Jerome 2 goals). Best forward Braden Hockings, best back and player’s player Shane Duck.
C grade Warwick 42 (Mark Fowler 2, Josh McIntosh 2, Denis Bohm, John Everingham, Kieren Nolan, Nick Owens tries, Mark Fowler 5 goals) d Valleys 12. Best forward Josh McIntosh, best back Mark Fowler, player’s player Mark Fowler and Josh McIntosh.
Table: A grade – Brothers 6, Warwick 5, Dalby 5, Gatton 5, Valleys 5, Newtown 4, Wattles 4, Pittsworth 2, Oakey 0, Goondiwindi 0, Souths 0.
Reserve grade – Gatton 6, Newtown 6, Valleys 6, Wattles 5, Warwick 4, Oakey 3, Pittsworth 2, Dalby 2, Brothers 2, Souths 0, Goondiwindi 0.
U18 – Newtown 6, Valleys 6, Brothers 4, Oakey 4, Highfields 4, Souths 4, Warwick 2, Pittsworth 2, Gatton 2, Dalby 2, Wattles 0, Goondiwindi 0.
A grade scores: Warwick and Valleys drew 22-all, Dalby 36 d Pittsworth 20, Wattles 30 d Oakey 12, Newtown 20 d Goondiwindi 16, Gatton 22 d Souths 4.