New England Rugby: GhostStags suffer narrow defeat to Baa Baas

THREE-POINT LOSS: Glen-Guyra's Filamone Aho is wrapped up by Baa Baas' Mick Frost and Hoani Morrell.

THREE-POINT LOSS: Glen-Guyra's Filamone Aho is wrapped up by Baa Baas' Mick Frost and Hoani Morrell.

Glen Innes-Guyra was unable to secure three New England Rugby wins in a row after narrowly missing out against the Barbarians on Saturday. 

The GhostStags ventured down the hill to Armidale to clash with the Baa Baas at fortress Alcatraz and, through some opportunities going awry, fell 15-12. 

The combined side posted two wins on the trot against Armidale Blues and Robb College and were out for their third but some “scrappy” play denied them the victory. 

“Baa Baas deserved to win in the end,” coach Whata Rogers said. 

“I didn't think it was a very good game from either team. 

“There wasn't much momentum built from either team and it was pretty scrappy, a lot of dropped ball. 

“We didn't execute properly, I don't think they executed properly, it was quite poor from both teams.”

The team was tipped to be one to watch as the season rolls on with opposition coaches of the belief that with a bit of match fitness, the GhostStags would pose a formidable task. 

The match fitness has improved but it was execution that let the side down on Saturday.

“They took their chances, we didn't finish off what we were meant to be doing,” Rogers said. 

“When there was an opportunity to score or put points on the board, you should take them and we let them slip.

“A couple of things in that game we weren't just getting a flow on. 

“We just weren't completing the structured plays like how we should be.”

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