Tomorrows game looks set to be a thriller. The mighty Roosters take on their Hunter rivals Maitland. Both teams leave nothing on the sideline when they meet and it always produces a great game of footy to watch. The rivalry began from the moment Maitland join the BDAFL and competed against the Roosters in Black Diamond Plate, with them continuously building and challenging the Roosters as “new dogs”. The 2016 season was a thriller, with both teams only losing 2 games in the season and meeting each other in the grand final, with the Roosters winning the premiership on that day in a low scoring affair. The tides changed in 2017 and Maitland spoiled the Roosters back to back premierships, defeating the Roosters in the grand final. Since then, the league has had a restructure and both teams have advanced to BDAFL Cup level and will meet for the first time on Saturday. The new season, the new players and new coaches will be on display in a highly anticipated and no doubt exciting game.
The match is played for the Byran Childs Memorial Shield. The Roosters are determined to defend the shield and hold it high in honour of their mate Bryan. This game every year means more to the Roosters than any other game played, and we will be out there, giving it our all and leaving nothing on the field for our mate. We hope we can do you proud brother and bring your shield back home once again to the chook pen where it belongs.
The Women’s will also be a great game against last years finalists Maitland. Our Roosterettes are three from three this season and are having their best start to the season to date, they are undeniably playing great football. The skills are high and their determination for the low level ball is leaving teams bruised and battered. To win against last seasons finalist is a focus of theirs as they aim to maintain a top 5 position throughout the season.
Plate are coming off a big loss to The Entrance Bateau Bay last week when played on the Central Coast. The early game and the long travel heavily affected player availability. In consecutive weeks the Roosters will again play The Entrance Bateau Bay. Following their first loss this season the Roosters have home ground advantage again and should see the tides change for the team.
10am BDAFL Plate- Singleton Vs The Entrance Bateau Bay
12pm BDAFL Womens- Singleton Vs Maitland
2pm Black Diamond Cup – Bryan Childs Memorial Shield