Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Ghosts Coach Slams Performance

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Ghosts Coach Slams Performance

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Byline: Ross Kendell sport@dailyexaminer.com.au

THE Grafton Ghosts produced a convincing display to defeat Casino 20-6 at Jabor Park on Saturday but coach Col Speed thought the defending premiers' effort was aterriblea.

And he has a point. The Grafton Ghosts were their own worst enemy in attack, spilling the ball at crucial times and their ill discipline meant they gave away too many senseless penalties.

The only try they have conceded in two games came after conceding back-to-back penalties, the second for not being back their 10.

They were also guilty of not being behind the kicker at kick-off.

The schoolboy errors from the premiers meant that the men from Casino were never completely shut out of the game despite trailing on the scoreboard.

The Ghosts led 12-0 at half-time and looked comfortable but their attack seemed to stumble more often than not and if it wasn't for some solid defence Casino may have left a little happier.

Despite the stuttering performance the Ghosts, with five front-line players out of action, proved again they will be the team to beat this year. …

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