Ghosts warm up for finals by dominating Evans Head
TRAVELLING Grafton Ghosts fans were given a glimpse of the future at Evans Head at the weekend.
When captain-coach Ryan Farrell was forced out of the first-grade team with injury, it allowed Jake Lennon and Blake Winmill to partner in the halves for the first time this year.
Farrell has previously indicated that this will be his final season playing for the Ghosts but in his absence on Saturday Lennon and Winmill showed that the team's playmaking stocks remain strong.
"They played really well together," Farrell said.
The scoreboard confirmed Farrell's assessment with the Ghosts running out impressive 50-4 winners over the Bombers in their final game of the regular season.
"We did everything we wanted to do in that first half," Farrell said.
"The defence was the best part. We only conceded one try and that shows how well we've trained.
"We had a week off training before playing the Magpies and everyone's come back and stepped it up a notch."
The Ghosts will face in Ballina Seagulls in the major semi-final next week, with the winner to face Murwillumbah Mustangs in the grand final qualifier the following week.
Farrell said it did not matter where they played the Seagulls, but his team are ready for the challenge.
"Bloody oath we are," Farrell said.
"It's an added bonus if we play at home but we're ready for them."