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Mixed results for the Roosters

THE RIVALRY: The Muswellbrook Cats were seeing red as Singleton held onto a 15-point win.

Singleton’s elite women celebrated an inspiring 15-point win over Muswellbrook thanks to a four goal haul from Brianna Howard.

The home side held their opponents goalless for the opening 37 minutes of the match before Eila Mills found the Cats’ first goal just moments before the main break.

The Cats would storm home with five of the games final seven goals however it would be Mal Draper’s side who would claim the four points.

Sophie Breeze, Tayla Gall and Tayla Maloney were named as Singleton’s best players while Tori Cowburn also managed to land two goals in the first half.

Final result:

Singleton Roosters 8.5 (53) defeated Muswellbrook Cats 6.2 (38)

SENIOR COACH: Andrew Scott, who found a goal in the second term, was once again named in the best players.

SENIOR COACH: Andrew Scott, who found a goal in the second term, was once again named in the best players.

The Singleton Roosters’ senior side unveiled a further five senior debutants when it hosted ladder leader Terrigal Avoca on Saturday.

And while the side looked promising early, courtesy of an early major to Dylan Hixon, it would be a day to forget for Andrew Scott’s men as the Panthers celebrated a 170-point victory.

The Roosters would be without star utility Sam Brasington (MCL) and new recruit Josh Eade (ankle) in the second half as the Panthers landed the final 15 goals of the game.

Singleton will hope to welcome back key forward Jacob Welsh, ruckman Brenton Potter as well as ball-winners Mitchell Gaffney, Matt Cornelius, Scott Moore, James Colmer, Richard Wilkes and Luke Draper when travelling to Wyong Lakes this Saturday.

Final result:

Singleton Roosters 3.1 (19) defeated by Terrigal Avoca 28.22 (190)

THE TALK: Tall Rooster Donald Hornby-Waring was vocal throughout the day.

THE TALK: Tall Rooster Donald Hornby-Waring was vocal throughout the day.

Earlier in the morning, the Roosters’ reserves side would also face defeat to Muswellbrook in their Black Diamond Plate match-up.

The Cats would find the opening 20 goals of the Nathan Duncan Shield clash before Conrad Smith put the Roosters back on the map on the Southern end.

Mitchell Gaffney, who was unavailable for the senior match, was named as his side’s best ahead of Luke Draper and Brad Hicks.

Final result:

Singleton Roosters 2.0 (12) defeated by Muswellbrook Cats 26.14 (170).

By Alex Tigani 
(Singleton Argus) 
07/04/2019

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