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Roosters and Roosterettes prepare for finals

MILESTONE: Sam Howard pictured after his 100th senior club game on Saturday.

The Singleton Roosters will commence their finals campaign this weekend.

For the first time in club history, both the first grade men’s line-up and women’s side have finished in the top three of their respective competitions.

The senior men will playoff against Newcastle City in the AFL Black Diamond Cup semi-final against Newcastle City this Saturday at the Pasterfield Sports Complex.

If successful, Singleton will then play the winner of Terrigal-Avoca vs. Killarney Vale in the grand final.

“If you told us at the start of the season that we would only lose three games then we would have taken that,” senior captain Cameron White said.

MEANWHILE the Singleton Roosterettes will play off against Wallsend-West Newcastle in this Saturday’s semi-final. If successful, they will also play in a grand final.

“Our top two finish is extremely positive for team morale and the club,” playing coach Nadene McBride said.

Last week the Roosterettes celebrated an 81-point victory over Newcastle City thanks to a six-goal haul from Brianna Howard.

While the senior men were unable to get the job done in the following match (suffering a 103-point defeat), Sam Howard was still chaired off for his 100th match.

He was clapped off the field by senior trainer Pete Childs (father of his late teammate and best friend Brian).

BACK SIX: Sam Howard pictured in the second half on Saturday.

“Sam plays with a lot of passion which has been evident over the past five years,” Childs explained post-match.

“As for the result, there is a sign in the club rooms that quote’s Brian saying that ‘there is always next week’ and now the boys have a chance again in the finals.”

SINGLETON ROOSTERS – 2020 FINALS GUIDE

Roosters vs. Newcastle City
Saturday, 3pm – Cardiff

Roosterettes vs. Wallsend-West Newcastle
Saturday, 5:30pm – Cardiff

Warriors (U15) vs. Newcastle City
Sunday, 12pm – Maitland

Youth Girls vs. Warners Bay
Sunday, 12pm – Warners Bay

Under-13 vs. Newcastle City
Sunday, 1:30pm – Warners Bay

Under-11 vs. Warners Bay
Sunday, 10:30am – Warners Bay

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