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Finals loom for junior sides

MINI MILESTONE MEN: Owen Trickey and Tyson Williams run out to battle for the under-11 side.

The countdown is on until the AFL Hunter Central Coast finals kick off around the region and Singleton will be well represented.


Singleton Roosters Owen Trickey and Tyson Williams celebrated their 50th club games with another win on Sunday in soggy conditions.

The duo helped guide the under-11 side to a 52-point lead over Nelson Bay at the main break before reaching the mercy rule margin (60-points) within minutes of the third term.

“A majority of this side is actually bottom aged for under-11s which is a good sign heading into season 2021,” coach Simon Trickey told The Hunter River Times.

The undefeated line-up will play host to Cardiff this Sunday (10am) before commencing their finals series.

Youth Girls (Under-13)

The Singleton’s Youth Girls side celebrated a dominant victory over Newcastle City on Sunday and will finish their season on the road against Warners Bay this Sunday and Nelson Bay the following week.

Last week, Singleton was held to three goals in the opening half before sailing through to a 9.12 (66) to 0.0 (0) win.

Amalie Ford and Macy Neyland both scored their first goals for the line-up.

GOAL-KICKERS CLUB: Amalie Ford and Macy Neyland pictured in action.

“Ella Radmacher and Molly Thomas both scored two goals each but I was most impressed with my defenders,” head coach Alex Tigani explained.

“Milly Morgan attacked the ball off half back, Georgia Dunn floated back at times and my captain LJ (Williams) also sacrificed herself at half back for the second half.”

The girls will play Warners Bay (away) at 11:20pm this Sunday.

THE CAPTAIN: Lilly Jane Williams rebounds another one of Newcastle City’s centre clearences.


The Roosters’ under-13 side made the ultimate statement across the junior board when claiming a 28-point win over arch rival Maitland last week.

They have now climbed to fourth spot and will play host to top of the table side Newcastle City this week while the Saints (now fifth) will play both top two sides Cardiff and Newcastle City (catch-up game) in the next two weeks.

FLYING HIGH: Ryan Stafa lands a grab.

A win this Sunday should be enough to book their spot in the finals.

“We faced heavy losses to Warners Bay and Newcastle City earlier in the year and then we went on to defeat Warners and only just face defeat to City,” head coach Paul Chandler said.

ROUND OF APPLAUSE: Taj Vesper congratulates himself before landing a mark.

“But it doesn’t end here, we need to keep working hard at training and get the job done this Sunday.”


The Warriors celebrated another whopping 99-point win over the Northern Sharks and will now aim for a 10-0 record when they travel to play Northern Lakes for their final home and away match this Sunday (10:30am).

Octet Alex Stafa, Seth Kolotchew, Steven Dedini, Dorian Thornberry, Rywin Nock, Reagan Spicer, Chris Almond and Nathan Duff are the Singleton Roosters to feature in the side which is a joint venture with Lake Macquarie and Wallsend West Newcastle.

They will now play host to Northern Sharks at Tulkaba Park this Sunday (11am).


Maitland, featuring Singleton names such as Daltyn McCartney and Cameron Saunders, remain fifth on the table despite suffering a 35-point defeat to Killarney Vale on Sunday.

The Saints, who were without Singleton Rooster Dan Riley (hamstring), trailed 6.8 (44) to 0.2 (2) at the final break before McCartney was moved forward to kick a career high three goals.

The Saints will now play host to the eighth placed Cardiff this Sunday at 12:40pm.

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