Seventh heaven for Ghosts juniors
THE Grafton junior under-13s and 15s travelled to Ballina to compete in the Ballina seven-a-side competition on Saturday and a great day was had by all.
Our 13s were the surprise packet on the day winning three from three with the third game heading into extra-time.
The best players yesterday were Mason Graham who tackled his heart out all day, scored three tries and also ran a back down after a 50m chase.
Other players to perform well were Jack Egan, Josh Bender, Rowan Green and Billy Nissen who set up the last try with a great dummy and then draw and pass to Josh Bender who then put Travis Woodhouse down the sideline, beating two defenders on his way to the line.
All the boys were very excited about this and winning all three games.
Unlucky to miss out on the final but our points for just weren’t enough.
Travis Woodhouse who made a 50m run down the sideline beating two defenders to score the winning try.
Everyone was very impressed at how the boys played on the day and the effort will give them confident for the start of the season after the holidays.
Congratulations to the Grafton’s 13s who won the final against Ballina, and Ethan Roberts who was the all-ages Player of the Carnival.
The 15s also won three from three with a good win against Clarence Coast in the first game. They then came up against a tough Mullimbimby side and played really well and, in a tight game, went on to face one of the powerhouse teams of Group 1 Marist Brothers. The team stepped up to the mark and with a sevens game duration of 14 minutes the Ghosts ran in 38 points to nil. This put them in the final against undefeated Ballina but they went down 30-16.