Record beckons for Ghosts stalwart
By TONY WHITE
CLUB stalwart Shaun Davison will be hoping his record equalling 134th game for the Grafton Ghosts is memorable occasion at the Ghosts home ground, Frank McGuren Park, tomorrow.
Davison started his career with the Ghosts as an Under-18 player in 1995 and the following year made his first grade debut.
He will equal Luke Whitton's record for the most number of games played for the club against South Seagulls. Whitton retired in 1990.
Ghosts fans are expected to turn out in force for the match to give Davison a rousing reception.
Throughout his career Davison has been the epitome of a loyal club man, his on field consistency over many seasons and likeable off field demeanour has endeared him to fans, officials and players alike.
This season Davison, who represented Northern Division earlier this month, was selected for the Australian University team for a test match series against England.
The ultra fit, redoutable prop forward, like all Ghosts first graders and fans, will undoubtedly perform at his optimum in a bid to break this season's win drought.
With Phil Warby returning to the top line up in the centres and Travis Daley named as a fresh reserve, the Ghosts have added strike power.
South Tweed have been beaten 32-22 by NRRRL heavyweights Cudgen and 29-24 against Mullumbimby at its past two games.
In the opening 2006 NRRRL match however, Grafton stretched South Tweed going under 24-20 and the Ghosties will be hell bent on reversing the result.