Can the Roosterettes go back-to-back in 2021?
When Singleton Roosterettes vice-captain Kyah McBride ran onto the Pasterfield Sports Complex on Saturday she did not know what to expect.
The reigning AFL Hunter Central Coast Women’s Diamond Plate premiers had claimed a strong start (3-1) but had to face the undefeated Cardiff Hawks in the top of the table clash.
Two hours later, the Roosterettes walked away with a commanding 9.8 (62) to 1.2 (8) win over the home side.
“Our first quarter was quiet with us observing how they (Cardiff) play,” McBride explained.
“We came out in the second quarter and shut them down pretty well.
“All the girls took on all criticism at quarter time well and came together to play like the team we are.”
McBride finished with three goals for the visitors, playing up forward while recovering from a niggling hip injury.
“It took me a little bit to get into the position but after a while it started to come naturally,” she added.
“After this weekend’s efforts we deserve to have time out to rest and recover.”
After wins over Newcastle City, Nelson Bay/Port Stephens, Muswellbrook and Cardiff the Roosterettes will return from the bye to host Gosford in Round 7 (Saturday, May 29).
MEANWHILE the Singleton Roosters responded from tough defeats against Maitland and Killarney Vale (both by 92-points) to hold off Cardiff in an upset 12.11 (83) to 11.7 (73) win.
South Australian recruit John Atie kicked two goals in his first win for the club.
They will also return home to face Gosford in Round 7 before facing Warners Bay (away), Terrigal Avoca (home) and Maitland (home).