Southern Downs teams go down
WATTLES hooker Liam Ross was players’ player as Wattles went down 32-22 to Toowoomba Rugby League front runners Oakey at Oakey yesterday.
The home side led 22-0 at half-time.
The loss makes it more difficult for Wattles to finish in the top five.
Players’ player Aaron Hooper scored five tries as Wattles beat Oakey 46-16 in reserve grade.
In the under-18 game, Michael Nauchutz was the best in a Wattles 54-10 victory.
Anthony McIntosh scored four tries and kicked six goals to take his season tally to 283 in all grades.
Narrow colts loss
A 10-man Warwick colts side worked hard to save the game against USQ but eventually went down 2-1 in an exciting, even match on Friday night in Toowoomba Football.
Keeper Jake Reid was sent off in the first half in a harsh decision when he and the last attacking USQ player collided in pursuit of a loose ball.
It was a game where there was continual penalising of the defending players.
Ethan Cussen put Warwick ahead with a penalty goal, but USQ came back scoring off a free kick just outside the box.
Stunned by the send-off Warwick had to regroup and defend against a USQ side determined to make the most of their numerical advantage.
Excellent defensive work by Jeremy Osborn, Luke Dargan and Nick Kemp was not enough to stop the winning goal in the second half.
The Warwick team put in a great effort and remain in finals contention.
After holding Willowburn to nil-all at half-time, Warwick conceded seven second-half goals to lose 7-0 in men’s premier football on Saturday night at Willowburn. Warwick lost 2-1 to Willowburn in reserves.