Tyler Kersley hat-trick sets up Singleton victory in Hunter Valley Group 21 CRL Women’s 9s

A HAT-trick to Tyler Kersley led the Singleton Greyhounds to an emphatic 32-0 victory over the Aberdeen Tigers in the Hunter Valley Group 21 CRL Women’s 9s at Merriwa on Friday night.

The competition’s defending premiers led 14-0 at the break – and never looked in trouble during the seven-try rout.

Tatum Hassett opened the scoring while Kersley grabbed a double before the break, with Megan Caslick landing one conversion.

Further four-pointers went to Ebony Ford, Kersley, Tamara Carroll and Caslick.

For good measure, Kasey Cameron kicked a magnificent goal to round out the victory.

In other matches, the Muswellbrook Ramettes hammered the Denman She-Devils 54-0 and the hosts, Merriwa, won the Battle of the Upper Hunter from the Murrurundi Mavettes 14-8.

Meanwhile, there has been a change to the draw, due to a clash with the Muswellbrook Gold Cup race meeting next month.

“A couple of concerns were raised about the possibility of intoxicated people gaining access to the games at McKinnon Oval, Aberdeen, on Friday, December 8 – and the issues that could arise from this,” Group 21 secretary/treasurer Jane Walmsley said.

“The management committee decided to swap round five and the finals venues to avoid any problems.

“Aberdeen will now host matches on Friday, December 1 – Singleton v Muswellbrook (6pm), Aberdeen v Merriwa 96.35pm), and Murrurundi v Denman (7.10pm).

“The finals – 3rd v 4th (6pm) and 1st v 2nd (6.45pm) – are scheduled to take place at Singleton’s Pirtek Park on Friday, December 8.”