Cowboys U20s eye top four spot af­ter Eels stomp­ing

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT - LLIAM BUT­TER­WORTH

THE Cowboys un­der- 20s have all but guar­an­teed them­selves a spot in the Holden Cup top four af­ter romp­ing to their eighth con­sec­u­tive vic­tory over Par­ra­matta yesterday evening.

The win pushed the young Cowboys two points ahead of the third- placed Bris­bane Bron­cos with six rounds re­main­ing, and they find them­selves 10 points ahead of the fifth- placed New Zealand War­riors.

A Vil­iame Kikau dou­ble in the open­ing 17 min­utes saw the Cowboys match the clock as they raced out to an 18- 0 lead be­fore a long- range Be­van French try put the Eels on the board for the only time of the evening.

It was to be only one- way traf­fic for the rest of the match as the Cowboys kicked on from a 28- 6 half­time lead to record a 50- 6 win over the 12th- placed Eels.

“I thought we were pretty good and we started a lit­tle bit slow,” un­der- 20s coach Todd Payten said.

“Once we got into the groove of the game, our mid­dle third guys dom­i­nated that mid­dle third and I thought we were able to cap­i­talise on the back of that.”

Mean­while, the Kir­wan Bears claimed the Aaron Payne Cup with a win over Ig­natius Park Col­lege with a 24- 18 vic­tory at 1300SMILES Sta­dium in the early match yesterday af­ter­noon.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.