The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys under-20s continue to get it done in style with Todd Payten’s young men notching up their seventh-straight NYC win in a 34-16 victory over the Manly Sea Eagles at Brookvale Oval.
Despite playing at midday on Saturday, there was a chill in the air as the winter weather settled in, but even the plunging mercury couldn’t stop the hot young Cowboys from scorching to their 13th victory of the season in the six-tries-to-three triumph.
Leading 18-6 at half time of the at-times error-strewn match, North Queensland finished the job in the second 40 to successfully complete their weekend Sydney hit-and-run mission.
The Cowboys will stay in second place on the NYC ladder while the Sea Eagles (eight wins, eight losses, one draw) stay in the top eight on 23 points.
After missing the team’s 30-24 last-start win over the Dragons due to under-20s Queensland commitments, winger Gideon Gela-Mosby returned to NYC action with aplomb, with the competition’s leading try-scorer touching down twice against the Sea Eagles to take his 2015 tally to a staggering 23 tries.
Others to score were utility Mitch Dunn, winger Scott Schulte, back-rower Temone Power and hooker Andrew Niemoeller.
The team’s next assignment is a round 20 date with Parramatta at home on Monday 27 July.
North Queensland Toyota Cowboys 34 (Gideon Gela-Mosby 2, Mitch Dunn, Scott Schulte, Temone Power, Andrew Niemoeller tries; Cooper Bambling 5 goals) def Manly Sea Eagles 16 (Will Pearsall 2, Luke Garner tries; Hugh Pratt 2 goals) at Brookvale Oval.