Reggies’ win sets up double dose of Ghosts
BOTH Grafton Ghosts that remain in premiership contention will benefit from playing in front of home fans next week.
The first-grade side enjoyed a week off after they finished the Group 2 season as minor premiers.
Now the reserve-grade side are through the major semi-final after they knocked Sawtell Panthers off 34-12 at Geoff King Motors Oval yesterday.
The Ghosts got off to a flying start to lead 20-0 midway through the first half and then had to overcome a defensive lapse to get their game back on track.
Captain Phil Warby said it was a great effort from his troops.
"We blew them away in the first 20 minutes," Warby said.
"We completed all of our sets, nailed all of our plays and before we knew it was 20-nil."
The Ghosts however got overconfident and the Panthers pounced to nab a few tries of their own,
"When you get out there you're all pumped and ready to go and you get those results from the plays and it seems too easy," Warby said.
"So instead of making a break and taking the tackle we were looking for that flick pass to score off every play.
"The guys moved back to our style of play shortly after and we got the job done."
Returning flyer Joel Moss scored four tries for the Ghosts while forwards Cameron Winters and Mitch Wicks had outstanding games.
The Ghosts play Coffs Comets in both grades this Sunday.
SOUTH Grafton Rebels will have to qualify the hard way after their under-18s were beaten 34-10 by Sawtell Panthers.