Murray admits no-goal would be disappointing

North Queensland will ask the National Rugby League to examine a goal which it believes shouldn't have been awarded during the Cowboys' two-point loss to Parramatta on Saturday night.

The Eels won 24-22 after referee Rod Lawrence awarded a goal to Parramatta when one touch judge indicated it didn't go over. Cowboys coach Graham Murray says the goal shouldn't have been awarded.

Television replays suggest a conversion by Parramatta halfback Michael Witt should not have been awarded because it appeared to go outside the uprights. The touch judges - Allen Foster and Alan Fallah - were split, with one raising his flag and the other keeping his down.

Lawrence awarded the goal, making the score 22-12 and the Eels scored another two tries to set up a stunning win which kept their season alive.