Blackwater Crushers attempt a last-ditch stand against Emerald Cowboys in Dysart, during round 12 of the Central Highlands rugby league competition.
Blackwater Crushers attempt a last-ditch stand against Emerald Cowboys in Dysart, during round 12 of the Central Highlands rugby league competition.

Final-minute win gives confidence

EMERALD Cowboys secured a tight and crucial 36-32 victory over Blackwater Crushers at the weekend.

Cowboys’ hot-cold form of late may be a thorn in the side of coaching staff but the nail-biting win was certain to give plenty of confidence heading into tomorrow night’s local derby with Emerald Tigers.

“We ended up winning it with only two minutes to go,” Cowboys spokesman Damon Walsh said.

“But we should have been a bit better – should have won by more.”

Blackwater Crushers coach John Munns said the side was left floundering with key injuries and a few line decisions that didn’t fall their way.

“When you’re doing it tough, calls like that always seem to go against you,” he said.


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