Diehards wins in Warwick on a memorable night
Rugby League: Any critics the Diehards had going into their game against Warwick have surely been silenced after a memorable game at Father Ranger Oval.
The Diehards ran away with a commanding 38-6 victory, announcing themselves as a genuine premiership chance early in the season.
A hat-trick of tries from fullback Corey Blades was one of the many highlights in the 32-point victory.
Two of Blades tries came early in the first half establishing a 12-0 lead. The Cowboys halved the margin at the half time break thanks to a try from Craig Donn.
The game continued to be tight in the second half, until a try to winger Alexander Ambia led to the Diehards scoring 26 unanswered points.
Coach Kerry Carmichael said he was not getting carried away, but his sides defence was a real positive.
"Our defence is a really good sign for us,” Carmichael said.
"It is only round two and there is a long way to go, but the attitude and commitment is there and that is what wins you games at the start of the season.”
Warwick Cowboys club president David O'Leary said the Diehards attack on the left wing was too much to handle.
"Corey Blades and Steve Franciscus were great on the left side,” O'Leary said.
"Dalby made very few errors which was the big difference between the two sides.”
The Diehards have two wins from as many games, while the Cowboys have one win from their opening three matches.
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