Round 12 was a monumental one for our Rooster-ettes! They had the pleasure of playing at Number One Sportsground in Newcastle where they took on Killarney Vale. Our women’s side were defeated by the Bombers but it was by far the best result they have had this year and the first time in 12 rounds that they have managed to get some points on the board. A goal was kicked by none other than captain Nadene Mcbride and it was celebrated like a grand final win. It happened in the first quarter when Singletons ruck, Kaylah Jeffriess-Tapper wins the tap to Kyah Mcbride. Kyah turns her opponent inside out and kicks to the half forward. In the contest the ball comes to ground. A pack of Rooster around the ball finds the outside player, Christine Everette who kicks the ball forward. Nadene Mcbride rushes from the centre of the ground to the loose ball. In the contest she is held without the ball, receiving the free kick 15m out from goal. This moment has been a long time coming for the girls and it was just fantastic to see their hard work turned into the points they deserve. Kaylah Jeffriess-Tapper and Calista Griffiths both had sensational games, they were strong for the full 80 minutes and made their presence made on the field. Kyah Mcbride followed in her Mums footsteps also having a great game along with Chelsea Croucher and Celeese Mccarron. Getting a goal under their belt is a huge confidence boost for the team and they are keen to keep it going in the rounds to come.
Second division had a special day of footy, taking on Muswellbrook for the Nathan Duncan memorial shield. Great memories are held by both Singleton and Muswellbrook for Nathan and his father and it was our privilege to be part of it. The Roosters were convincingly defeated by the Cats, with the Cats showing they are a force to be reckoned with this season. Father son team Paul Tapper and Jordan Jeffriess-Tapper both had a fantastic game, along with Clayton Fraser who was our leading goal kicker for the day and Chris Faulder who also scored himself one. Coach/player Michael Duggan led by example with his great performance on the field and it was great to see Brad Hicks back on the ground doing what he does best.
First division had a disappointing loss to Gosford after fighting it out evenly for 3 quarters. The Roosters started well kicking 2 quick goals and looked as if they were in fine form to dominate the Tigers but disposal efficiency really hurt the home side and the opposition capitalised on Singletons turnovers. Going into the fourth quarter the game looked like it still could have gone either way but the amount of defensive work the Roosters had to do throughout the game began to show and allowed Gosford to run away with it for a convincing win. Michael Hawkins had an impressive debut for first grade, stepping up to help a lacking Singleton side with a few key players still out with injury. Brodie Chapman had a top game along with Jai Pursell, Jackson Kolatchew, Chris Collier and Mark Roser. Alex Mitchell put on a great performance as per usual as did Matthew Tull who had also made his mark on the team this year.
Womens full game replay