The Roosters are now focused on defeating Wyong in the preliminary final following their convincing win against Newcastle City yesterday.
The Roosters set the tone from the first bounce. The forceful tackling and desire to win the ball had the Roosters on top. They opened the scoring through Alex Mitchell in the fifth minute and the Roosters went in to lead 16 points to 2 at the end of the first quarter.
The second quarter began where the Roosters left off and captain Andrew Scott lifted his team with an early goal. It turned out to be an important goal as it was the only goal for the quarter. A lot of the game clock was used at stoppages as both teams weren’t going to give each other an inch.
The Roosters lead at half time 23 pts to 2.
A light shower at the break made the ground conditions slick in the third quarter. Playing no effect on our midfielders, they controlled across the middle of the oval and provided a lot of inside 50m opportunities for the Roosters. The pressure started to get to City as they argued amongst themselves, knowing the game was slipping away. A six goal quarter blew them off the park, with Oliver Moody and Cameron White scoring doubles for the Roosters.
The Roosters continued to be relentless and ruthless to the bruised and battered City. The intent of performing strong with no weakness was still in the minds of the Roosters. Again the Roosters defence showed why they are the best in the comp keeping City to one goal for the game. The Roosters winning the semi final. Singleton 12.13-85 defeating Newcastle City 1.3-9
Goal Kickers: O. Moody 4, C. White 2, J. Kolatchew 2, A. Mitchell 2, A. Scott, D. Oman
Best Players: A. Scott, L. Davis, M. Gaffney, C. White, D. Oman, Z. Bray
The Roosters advance to the preliminary final. They will be up against Wyong Magpies who lost to Maitland Saints in their semi final. Maitland will have next weekend off and wait to see who their opponent will be in the 2017 grand final.