Cowboys surge with winning form
IT is no secret that when the Emerald Cowboys and Springsure Mountain Men clash - sparks fly. So it's fitting the teams so often at loggerheads were only separated by a two-point margin in Springsure at the weekend.
Emerald Cowboys may have taken the points with a 22-20 win, but they were certainly given a run for their money, with wave after wave of relentless Springsure attack.
With their second win in as many weeks, Cowboys president Damon Walsh said the jigsaw puzzle was slowly but surely piecing together.
“It has taken a while but I think we're starting to put it together now,” he said.
“I thought we held our defensive line well at the weekend, which was probably the difference.”
He said a boost in their numbers certainly helped the cause, with strong support from the club's junior ranks including the likes of under-18 player Jordon Price.
“We're trying to blood a few of the younger blokes through just so they can see that it's not that hard in the top grade and that they are up to the challenge.”
Walsh said while some Central Highlands teams may be looking forward to the long weekend break, it was a disruption the Cowboys could do without.
“I'd rather not have the bye but hopefully if we can get a few more down to training, we'll be able to get a couple more wins on the board,” he said.