Round 16 saw the last game of footy played for the women’s and second division for this year. The Rooster-ettes have had an amazing year, making history and fielding the Roosters first ever women’s side. Although they didn’t manage to come away with a win this season, they were able to achieve a major goal in getting some points on the board. Their determination and teamwork throughout the year has been second to none, they have never given up the fight and are looking forward to another great year ahead, planning to come back even stronger after a good pre-season. The club captain Nadene Mcbride saw her team go out in style against Nelson Bay, kicking her second goal for the year. Bree Howard also had a sensational game, being voted best on ground by her fellow players. Other commendable performances came from Sally Paton, Sarah Leslie, Kaylah Jeffries-Tapper, Christine Everett and Mandy Black.
Second division took on Terrigal Avoca in their last game for the year. The Panthers were fighting for a spot in the finals so it was an important game for them to win going into the last stage of the season. The Roosters were short numbered which was a disappointing way to finish the season, and they felt it on the score board. Donald Hornby-Waring and Hugh Smith were able to come away with a couple of goals but the majority of the scoring opportunity was with Terrigal Avoca. Singleton’s year wasn’t what they had hoped for however there were some extremely good signs from some talented up and coming younger players who will step up and make their way into first division in the near future. Top performances for the day were Kobi Whalan, Paul Tapper, Donald Hornby-Waring, Lachlan Foote, Matthew Whittaker and Brendon Partridge.
First division had another dominating performance against the Panthers. The Roosters man on man defence was exceptional, showing what a strong defensive team they have been all year. Singleton held Terrigal Avoca to just two goals throughout the game. We had a clear game plan and held our structures all day, all players on the day had a fantastic game, making very hard to differentiate the best on ground. The Roosters tall forwards Travis Bates and Blake Bray kicked six goals each, proving to be too strong for their opponents. Jackson Kolatchew had a great performance, playing above his height and using his speed from his up and under game to his advantage, also kicking three goals. Andy Scott was an integral part of the game, putting on a true captain’s performance and leading his team by example. Along with him, the other best on ground were Blake Bray, Beau Mynard, Sam Brasington, David Oman and Luke Davis.
If the Roosters win their next game it should see them take out the minor premiership for the year. They are focused on achieving this goal and are looking forward to taking on Warners Bay away from home.