Warwick Redbacks player Kyle Thorn kicks ahead in a Redbacks win at Warwick Credit Union Oval.
Warwick Redbacks player Kyle Thorn kicks ahead in a Redbacks win at Warwick Credit Union Oval. Marian Faa

Redbacks hold on to maintain lead in AFLDD game

AUSSIE RULES: After a disappointed loss to Highfields last weekend, the Warwick Redbacks returned to form with a confidence-boosting win against Coolaroo on Saturday.

Coach Ben Heppell was disappointed with last week's effort but said "the boys turned up to play this weekend”.

Warwick won 11.5. (71) to Coolaroo 7.8. (50).

The Horse and Jockey award for best player was won by back flanker Anthony Rixon.

Heppell said Steve Grogan played well on the wing and at centre half forward.

"Kyle Thorn was strong in the back pocket,” he said.

Warwick led all the way after being up 7.4 (46) to 1.1. (7) at halftime.

The Redbacks drew the third quarter and lose the last quarter but Heppell wasn't too concerned with the second half.

"We worked hard to get into a winning position in the first half,” he said.

"Coolaroo are a good side and we expected a surge and it happened in the last quarter but the boys stood up to maintain our lead.”

Warwick has two wins from five games to be in sixth place.

Coolaroo won under-12 and under-14 games against Warwick teams at Warwick Credit Union Oval on Saturday.

The Redbacks have another home game on Saturday against South Toowoomba at 2.30pm.