Grafton Ghosts vs Mustangs

Ryan Farrell leads the Ghosts back onto the field in the NRRRL first grade grand final between Grafton Ghosts and MurwillumbahPhoto Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner
Ryan Farrell leads the Ghosts back onto the field in the NRRRL first grade grand final between Grafton Ghosts and MurwillumbahPhoto Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner Adam Hourigan

THE Murwillumbah Mustangs are the 2012 NRRRL Premiers after defeating the Grafton Ghosts 27-26 in the grand final today.

Murwillumbah set the pace for most of the match, with a 65th minute field goal to Matthew Goodfellow proving the difference.

After a sloppy first half, both sides have lifted their performances with the margin never being more than seven points.

It sealed an unsuccessful day for the Ghosts, that saw all three grades fall to their opponents.

For a full wrap of the days action, pick up Monday's Daily Examiner.



78th minute: Luke Covell slots a penalty from close range to put the Mustangs in a match-winning, 27-26 lead.

75th minute: Danvers nails a 33m penalty for the Ghosts to take a 26-25 lead.

72nd minute: Roberts charges down a clearing kick, toes ahead and regathers for a try! Danvers adds the extras and its 25-24 to the Mustangs.

65th minute: Matthew Goodfellow slots a field goal to take the lead beyond a converted try. Mustangs 25-18.

62nd minute: Lionel Foster slices through weak defence to put the Mustangs back into the lead. Covell converts for a 24-18 lead.

57th minute: Sam Hartmann receives a brilliant cutout pass from Jake Lennon to score in the corner. Danvers brilliant sideline conversion levels the scores a 18-18.

53rd minute: Damien Quinn powers his way through to put the Mustangs back in front. Covell adds the extras for an 18-12 lead.

47th minute: Tim James score for Murwillumbah to get them off to a great start. Covells' conversion levels it at 12-12.

33rd minute: Sam Lennon reaches out for a brilliant four-pointer to put the Ghosts in front for the first time. Danvers makes no mistake from the tee. Ghosts 12 - 6 Mustangs.

27th minute: Mitch Lollback comes from the field clutching his right shoulder for the second time in two weeks.

18th minute: Ben McLennan busts through the defence to put the Ghosts on the board. Danvers adds the extras to level the scores at 6 - 6.

3rd minute: Dylan Smith opens the scoring, pouncing on a well-placed grubber. Luke Covell doesn't miss, putting the Mustangs ahead 6 - 0.


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