The Hunter River Times
BY ALEX TIGANI
“Oh Joseph Civello.”
Brendan Slade did not want to make too much of a fuss about his first season at Howe Park.
There was a notable absence throughout the Strikers’ celebrations on Saturday night.
Many long serving Singleton first grade players have not come close to claiming a premiership medal.
To understand just how much the Strikers’ win meant for the Upper Hunter you must look at origins of the playing group.
It took Singleton goal-keeper Corey Cleaver 19 games to claim his first clean-sheet in season 2019.
Muswellbrook brothers Joel and Jake Barner guided their club to long awaited championship glory on Saturday evening.
Singleton Strikers senior club president Todd Geddes summed up his club’s fairytale grand final and celebrations in six words.