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Roosters conquer Marlins in opening home clash

Singleton’s acting captain Sam Howard pictured in full flight.

The Singleton Roosters celebrated a 100-point win over Nelson Bay at Rose Point Park on Saturday.

The home side entered the first break with a 7.4 (46) to 0.0 (0) lead and never looked back.

Singleton’s star duo Andrew Scott (2019 Davey medallist) and Alex Mitchell (2016 Granland medallist) finished with six goals each.

THE A-TEAM: Spearheads Alex Tigani, Alex Mitchell and Andrew Scott finished with an A+ effort of 13 goals between them.

Defenders Samuel Howard and Mitchell Gaffney were also named in the best and playing coach Jed Ellis-Cluff also starred from start to finish.

“We needed to win by 60-points or more to get the percentage over 100 after our loss to Newcastle City,” Ellis-Cluff told The Hunter River Times.

THE LEADER: Singleton coach Jed Ellis-Cluff pictured in the final quarter of Saturday’s 100-point win.

“So I was pleased with today, our boys did well and we also saw Cameron McClelland and Alex Tigani (both 26) kick their first goal in first grade exactly two years after they made their debut (ironically against Nelson Bay).”

“So did Zac Gayfer in only his second game for the club.”

The Roosters will now travel to Max McMahon Oval this Saturday for the Bryan Childs Shield memorial game against the winless Maitland Saints.

The match will be live streamed from 2pm.

FINAL SCORES

Singleton Roosters 19.10 (124)
Nelson Bay 3.6 (24)

BEST

Singleton Roosters – A. Scott, A. Mitchell, M. Gaffney, S. Howard, J. Ellis-Cluff.
Nelson Bay – E. Lambert, M. Blyth, L. Blyth, M. Hall, C. Morrissey, A. Jones.

GOALS

Singleton Roosters – A. Scott 6, A. Mitchell 6, C. McClelland 2, M. Gaffney, Z. Gayfer, A. Tigani, D. Hixon, C. Faulder.
Nelson Bay –  A. Crouch, C. Morrissey, P. Wilgar.

Earlier in the day, the Rooserettes also celebrated a dominant 49-point win over Nelson Bay/Port Stephens.

Lua Rosa, one of only eight members from last year’s grand final side in the line-up, was named as her side’s best while Lisa Thomas also impressed with two early goals in her first home match.

The Roosterettes will now aim for a 3-0 record when they travel to The Entrance Bateau Bay this Saturday.

FINAL SCORES

Singleton Roosterettes 7.9 (51)
Nelson Bay/Port Stephens 0.2 (2)

BEST

Singleton Roosterettes – L. Roser, T. Franzi-Ford, S. Dunn, N. Macpherson, K. McBride, P. Manton.
Nelson Bay/Port Stephens– S. Jobson, T. Hollywood, J. Jones, N. Terranova, J. Wilson, K. Grafton.

GOALS

Singleton Roosterettes – L. Thomas 2, P. Manton 2, A. Little, A. Clydsdale, K. McBride.

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