Singleton Roosters put Maitland to the sword in Black Diamond AFL Cup

IN a fiercely-contested Black Diamond AFL Cup local derby at Max McMahon Oval in Rutherford on Saturday, the Singleton Roosters ground out another priceless away win against the Maitland Saints, in doing so booking themselves a place in the 2018 finals series.

It’s another excellent result for the newly-promoted Roosters.

Singleton, despite poor shooting, won by 17 points 6.16.52 to 5.5.35.

Each club kicked one, then two, then one goal each in the first three quarters, leaving the Roosters a mere six points up at three-quarter time, a perilous position given the Saints were at home and had nothing to lose.

An early Maitland goal brought them within one point of Singleton, but two last-term majors from key forward Jackson Kolatchew saw the Roosters home in the absence of star follower Sam Brasington.

Kolatchew’s three goals were decisive for Singleton, well-supported by rover Alex Mitchell with two.

In a big win for the club, the Roosters best players were Scott Moore, coach Andrew Scott, Jacob Welsh, Mitchell and Oliver Moody.

Singleton 1.8, 3.9, 4.11, 6.16 (52)

Maitland 1.1, 3.1, 4.5, 5.5 (35)

Goals: Jackson Kolatchew 3, Alex Mitchell 2, Brandon Quinn 1

Best: Scott Moore, Andrew Scott, Jacob Welsh, Alex Mitchell, Oliver Moody, Andrew Macpherson  

In the GE Women’s fixture played at Hillsborough Oval, Cardiff defeated a dogged and very game Singleton by 27 points, 5.11.41 to 2.2.14.

Singleton was slow out of the blocks, with Cardiff leading by 20 points at quarter-time.

The Roosterettes fought very hard over the next three terms, matching Cardiff’s two goals after quarter-time but never really threatening the Hawks lead despite another excellent performance.

Tori Cowburn kicked Singleton’s only two majors in the match and was one the best players along with Kyah McBride, Neisha Smith, Hayley Frazer and Lynan Scott.

Cardiff 3.3, 3.3, 4.7, 5.11 (41)

Singleton 0.1, 1.1, 1.2, 2.2 (14)

Goals: Tori Cowburn 2

Best: Kyah McBride, Neisha Smith, Hayley Frazer, Lynan Scott, Tori Cowburn, Renee Dietz

Next, the Black Diamond Cup side is at home to the winless Lake Macquarie, while the women travel to Teralba to also play Lake Macquarie as part of the Hunter Haval Black Diamond AFL’s Women’s Round.

2018 Hunter Haval Black Diamond Cup

Round 13 results:

Killarney Vale 10.18 (78) defeated Wyong Lakes 2.6 (18)

Gosford 10.13 (73) defeated Lake Macquarie 3.0 (18)

Singleton 6.16 (52) defeated Maitland 5.5 (35)

Cardiff 22.14 (146) defeated Nelson Bay 2.6 (18)

Newcastle City 7.14 (56) defeated Warners Bay 3.8 (26)

Ladder: Cardiff 92%, Terrigal Avoca 91%, Newcastle City 82%, Warners Bay 64%, Singleton 58%, Killarney Vale 50%, Gosford 50%, Wyong Lakes 25%, Nelson Bay 25%, Maitland 17%, Lake Macquarie 0%

2018 Hunter Haval Black Diamond Plate

Round 13 results:

Muswellbrook 12.7 (79) defeated Killarney Vale 3.6 (24)

Newcastle City 11.18 (84) defeated Warners Bay 5.1 (31)

The Entrance Bateau Bay 19.20 (134) defeated Wyong Lakes 2.0 (12)

Lake Macquarie 14.9 (93) defeated Gosford 8.8 (56)

Maitland 10.8 (68) defeated Singleton 1.1 (7)

Cardiff 24.17 (161) defeated Nelson Bay 0.5 (5)

Terrigal Avoca 30.15 (195) defeated Wallsend - West Newcastle 0.0 (0)

Ladder: Newcastle City 48, Terrigal Avoca 48, Cardiff 40, Muswellbrook 38, The Entrance Bateau Bay 30, Killarney Vale 28, Warners Bay 24, Lake Macquarie 20, Gosford 16, Maitland 16, Wyong Lakes 16, Singleton 8, Nelson Bay 4, Wallsend-West Newcastle 0

2018 GE Black Diamond Women's 

Round 13 results:

Lake Macquarie 19.7 (121) defeated Port Stephens 2.2 (14) 

Nelson Bay 14.26 (110) defeated Wallsend - West Newcastle 1.0 (6) 

Maitland 6.10 (46) defeated Terrigal Avoca 2.1 (13) 

Killarney Vale 14.20 (104) defeated Muswellbrook 0.0 (0) 

Cardiff 5.11 (41) defeated Singleton 2.2 (14) 

Newcastle City Novas 3.5 (23) defeated Warners Bay 2.8 (20) 

Wyong Lakes 30.20 (200) defeated The Entrance Bateau Bay 0.0 (0) 

Newcastle City Stars 6.12 (48) defeated Gosford 4.5 (29) 

Ladder: Nelson Bay 48, Newcastle City Stars 48, Newcastle City Novas 40, Killarney Vale 40, Wyong Lakes 36, Gosford 28, Maitland 28, Singleton 24, Warners Bay 24, Cardiff 20, Terrigal Avoca 16, Muswellbrook 12, Lake Macquarie 8, Port Stephens 4, The Entrance Bateau Bay 4, Wallsend-West Newcastle 4