Singleton Roosters hold off Muswellbrook Cats in Shield clash
BY ALEX TIGANI
The Singleton Roosters have retained the Nathan ‘Sadge’ Duncan Memorial Shield.
After a cancelled practise match against Maitland due to recent floods, Nadene McBride (women’s coach) and Neil Barton (men’s coach) finally had a chance to look at their line-ups in 2022.
The Roosterettes, who welcomed first year recruits Kustiani Tuckerman, Brittany Everleigh and Aimee Rapson, celebrated a nine-point victory at Weeraman Field.
The Muswellbrook Cats then unleashed their new recruits Liam Cullen and Dylan Norton in the men’s clash to hold a tight lead of the Roosters.
However late goals to Daltyn McCartney, in his first match since 2020, and Alex Mitchell ensured a nail-biting three-point victory.
The AFL Hunter Central Coast season launch will now take place this Saturday before Round 1 commences Saturday, April 2.