Young Ghosts do club proud
EARLY on Saturday morning the Grafton Ghosts Junior League Club travelled to New Park, Kyogle for a Mini and Modified carnival.
The carnival was played by 5 to 12-year-olds in safe, modified versions of the game.
THE Under-7s opened their account against a strong Kyogle team, who had already beaten Marist Brothers in the opener. Grafton performed very well with strong defence all over the park and hard running from the whole team. The result was a close one with Grafton going down 24 -20. The next game was a closer affair, with a 12-all draw against a traditionally strong Ballina side. Try scorers on the day were Malcolm Scott, Kiel Drew and pocket dynamo Wally Drew. Great effort all round with strong defence from Zac Young, Rio Gardoll, Blake Gorton and Will Hickey.Under-9s
GRAFTON Under-9s started with a game against Lennox Head, and went down 12-0.
The side developing with plenty of promise and gaining skills every week.
They met Lower Clarence in the second game, and the game was quite even early with a smart try to Cooper Woods, however it slipped away to 16-4 as the full time score.
Great work by Keelan and newcomer Harry Tooth, who played well and shows plenty of potential.
GRAFTONS Under-11s started with a game against a strong Ballina side, and after starting well, came off second best which meant a second round clash against South Grafton.
Grafton came up trumps in this local derby with strong defence from the Grafton boys the deciding factor in the game.
This win put the boys into the consolation final against Byron Bay, who on the day were just too strong for us, running out winners 24 to 8.
Three players standing out for Grafton were Ben Bracken, Ryan Hayes and Lance Hickey.
THE Under-12s started on fire against Lennox Head, with a strong team effort, particularly from the forwards, paving the way for a pleasing result.
The hard work from the forwards allowed the backline to work well, resulting 5 tries for a full time score of 20-16.
The side then drew Evans Head for their second match and despite their efforts drew the match.
The result went to Evans Head on countback. Brandon Stackhouse, Billie Fallon and Tyrone Carnley played great football and all contributed with tries.
Special mention to Jake Arnold, who stood tall in attack and defence.