GhostStags edged out

BATTLE THROUGH: Michael Miller is brought to ground by Barbarians' defenders in Saturday's narrow loss at Glen Innes showground. The GhostStags have the bye before they face Robb in the final round. Photo: Tony Grant

BATTLE THROUGH: Michael Miller is brought to ground by Barbarians' defenders in Saturday's narrow loss at Glen Innes showground. The GhostStags have the bye before they face Robb in the final round. Photo: Tony Grant

A late try couldn’t deliver Glen Innes-Guyra a win in their final home game as they suffered a narrow defeat to the Barbarians. 

From the get-go, the GhostStags were behind on the scoreboard from the start as the visitors raced away to score three unanswered tries. 

It wasn’t until later in the match Glen-Guyra managed to sneak back into the game. 

A late try brought the scoreline to 15-14 but it wasn’t enough. 

GhostStags’ player Henry Burridge said the start was just too slow for his side and they were lucky not to concede more points. 

“We did well to hold them to what we did because they had the wind behind them,” he said. 

“They scored three tries and missed all their conversions, if they kicked their goals and got all the points they could have it could have been a lot bigger scoreline.

“We rushed our attack and then we are too slow in defence, that's what causes most our problems.” 

The side have the bye this Saturday before playing the final game of the regular season against Robb College in Armidale on July 22. 

Although St Albert’s College have been the dominant team this season, Burridge isn’t writing off any opposing sides. 

“Anyone can win from here out apart from the team that comes fifth but saying that if Albies play their best footy they will be pretty hard to beat,” he said. 

“I think we will give Robb a pretty good contest but it will be hard in Armidale so close to finals. 

“Whoever plays strongest on the day will come away with it.”

Smartphone
Tablet - Narrow
Tablet - Wide
Desktop