Cowboys on the charge

Casey O'Connor

Some pundits have for some time now had the 2018 TRL Grand final earmarked as a clash between Minor Premiers, Wattles and Valleys.

The Cowboys shot that notion out of the water last round with a significant win over the Roosters.

The Cowboys share 22 points with Highfields and Valleys but are in fifth spot on the TRL ladder leading in the final round of fixtures.

After their performance at Herb Steinhort Oval last weekend the Cowboys have the other four teams in the top five looking anxiously over their shoulders

If the cards and results fall their way this week the Cowboys could find themselves as high as high as third on the ladder.

The win in round 17 over the Roosters was undoubtedly one of the Cowboys best this season and they looked to be in control throughout the game.

The Cowboys held the home side scoreless in the first half and led 8-nil at half time in an effort that was testament to some outstanding defence.

Valleys tried valiantly to stay in touch with the Cowboys who extended their lead in the second half to 14-4.

Zac Miles gave the home fans some hope of a revival when he scored after a rare Cowboys mistake narrowing the margin to six points.

While Valleys remained in the contest the Cowboys always looked to have the game in their keeping and a penalty goal from Dave McGrady late in the game sealed the win for the Cowboys. The final score 24-12.

Brothers Harry and Ben Sullivan both had outstanding games. Dylan Galloway who was named Man of the Match played one of his best games of the season while Mick Bloomfield had another strong game.

The Cowboys play their final 2018 home game on Sunday when they host Brothers at Fr Ranger Oval.

The Cowboys will be looking for a win and hoping Wattles have a win over Highfields and Pittsworth get a win over Valleys to improve their position on the TRL ladder. An interesting finale to the TRL fixtures.

Warwick 22 (Ben Sullivan, Harry Sullivan, Dylan Galloway tries David McGrady 5 goals) defeated Valleys 14 (Dylan Chown 2, Zack Miles tries Brett Seymour goal)

Reserve Grade: Valleys 24 d. Warwick 12

Under 18: Valleys 38 d. Warwick 6

Under 18: Highfields South Burnett 30 d. Highfields 16

Second Division: Warwick 54 d. Valleys 16

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