Cowboys turn tables on Emerald rival
TWO wins in two weeks has Emerald Cowboys president Damon Walsh brimming with optimism.
With both victories recorded as Cowboys trailed on the scoreboard, Walsh said the latest win over Emerald Tigers 36-26 showed true determination.
“We got a good start and Tigers made a comeback to get in front,” he said. “That’s two weeks in a row now where we had to come from behind. It shows good character to fight all the way.”
Winning the Emerald derby was the icing on the cake for Walsh and the Cowboys’ crew after clawing their way back from last on the competition ladder.
“It’s always good to beat our biggest rivals, though the game could have gone either way,” he said. “We had no bench with 20 minutes left so some of the boys had to dig deep to get through and come up with the points.”
Tireless Cowboys’ runner Blake Andersen claimed Man of the Match honours, backed up superbly by 80-minute performances by Allistar Gall and Todd Williams in the second-row.
The win places the Cowboys equal fourth with Middlemount on the ladder, but seven points short of their nearest rival.