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Cats and Roosters regret lost opportunities

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In recent times it was rare for Singleton to return without a victory from one of their three teams however that was the case on Saturday.

In the Black Diamond Plate, missing a number of key players including midfielders Andrew Scott, Alex Mitchell and Andrew MacPherson, the Roosters were no match for the league leading Wyong Lakes going down 15.11.101 to 3.5.23.

The loss sees the Roosters face an uphill battle to gain an important top two position on the ladder.

Jai Pursell, Mitchell Gaffney, Joel Deacon and Zach Bray were the best for Singleton.

The Roosterettes travelled to Newcastle No 1 Sportsground to take on Killarney Vale as part of the Black Diamond AFL GE Women’s Round.

Looking for their fifth win in sucession and despite continuing their improved performance they were unable to overcome the fourth placed Bombers eventually losing 11.13.79 to 1.1.7.

Tahlia Thompson was standout in defence to be Singleton’s best player and she received excellent support from Hayley Frazer (who kicked the teams goal), Kaylah Jeffriess-Tapper and Kyah McBride. The Reserve Grade side were also no match for third placed Killarney Vale going down by 162 points with Ethan Kolatchew, Clinton Harman, Angus Craig and Matthew Tull their best players.

Next week, Singleton return to Rose Point Park to take on Lake Macquarie in  the Black Diamond Plate whilst the women host Nelson Bay. The Reserve Grade side have the bye.

Muswellbrook will once again rue inaccurate kicking as they went down to Gosford 12.15.87 to 8.12.60 at Weeraman Field on Saturday.

With Gosford needing a good win to chase a finals berth, they come up against a determined Cats outfit who pushed them all the way.

After and even first quarter, Gosford opened up a 20 point lead at half time. After half time, Muswellbrook started to gain the ascendancy but their inability to covert the goal scoring opportunities. They only managed to kick one goal from seven scoring attempts in the third quarter which should have made the margin at the final break closer than 23 points.

The Cats again made a charge in the last quarter and with Jono Williams dominating up forward were able to get the margin back to eight points before three late Gosford goals saw the final margin at 27 points.

Best for the Cats were Jordan Solly, Mathew Merrett, Dominic White, Jono Williams and Jacob  Connor with Williams also kicking four goals. It was a tough at the office for the undermanned women’s side who travelled to Newcastle No 1 Sportsground to take on Lake Macquarie as part of the Black Diamond AFL GE Women’s Round. The Cats women were very determined and made the Dockers work for every goal however in the end they were defeated by 157 points. Natalie Heard, Ashleigh Barrowcliffe, Demi  Frazer, Eila Mills, Ashlea Pritchard and Tiarne  Forder were the best players for Muswellbrook.

Next week, the men have the bye whilst the Womens team return No.1 Sportsground to play Newcastle Nova’s