SINGLETON travelled to Newcastle on Saturday to take on league heavyweights Newcastle City in the Hunter Haval Black Diamond AFL Cup competition.
After a tough trip to Terrigal Avoca the week before, the Roosters put in a strong performance however were unable to match their opponents eventually going down 15.9.99 to 2.5.17.
Strong defence from Singleton restricted Newcastle City to just three goals at half-time but the tough couple of weeks took the toll on the understrength Roosters.
Alex Kidd was outstanding in the ruck in his first game for the Roosters with Brandon Quinn, Sam Brasington and Cameron White others to play well.
Newcastle City 1.3, 3.7, 9.7, 15.9 (99)
Singleton 0.1, 0.2, 0.4, 2.5 (17)
Goals: Cameron White 1, Brandon Quinn 1
Best: Alexander Kidd, Brandon Quinn, Samuel Brasington, Cameron White, Tristan Chalker, Jordan Jeffriess-Tapper
The Roosterettes moved up to third position on the women’s ladder when they travelled to Port Stephens, coming home with a 15.15.105 to 0.2.2 victory.
Neisha Smith, Kyah McBride, Natasha Pietrzac and Emily Mitchell were the best for Singleton with Elizabeth Moule the leading goalkicker with three.
Singleton 5.4, 8.9, 13.11, 15.15 (105)
Port Stephens 0.0, 0.0, 0.2, 0.2 (2)
Goals: Elizabeth Moule 3, Brianna Howard 2, Tahlia Thompson 2, Emily Mitchell 2, Natasha Pietrzac 2, Jade Moody 2, Lua Roser 1, Kaylah Jeffriess-Tapper 1
Best: Neisha Smith, Kyah McBride, Natasha Pietrzac, Emily Mitchell, Natasha Nester, Tori Cowburn
Next week there is a general bye in all the Hunter Haval Black Diamond AFL competitions as the representative men’s team travel to Canberra to play AFL Canberra.
Singleton will be represented by Andrew Scott and Alex Mitchell.
The Roosters return to action on May 26 when they host Wyong Lakes in a much-welcomed return to Rose Point Park.