Match of the Round
Lambton Jaffas 1 (Griffiths (p) 55’) drew with Broadmeadow Magic 1 (Bradbury (p) 65’) at Arthur Edden Oval.
Dino Fajkovic caused plenty of headaches for Lambton’s defence in his first match in more than ten months for Broadmeadow, but, it was a similar story for the visitors as they created numerous chances, but couldn’t take them.
Meanwhile, the Jaffas bench resembled a war zone as Pat Brown (knee), Luke Remington (elbow) and Joel Griffiths (hip flexor) were all forced from the field within the opening 57 minutes.
While Magic dominated large periods of the match it was Jaffas midfielder Ben Hay who created the opening chance of the match. He took on a shot from outside the box, curling his left foot strike into the post – centimetres from picking out the top corner.
From that moment, Magic began to take the ascendancy. Dino Fajkovic turned on a dime in the box and forced a brilliant save out of Man of the Match, Daniel March. James Virgili cut down the right edge minutes later and forced March into action once more.
Charlestown City Blues 2 (Ireland (OG) 2’, Maguire 57’) defeated Hamilton Olympic 1 (Goodchild 43’) at Darling Street Oval.
Charlestown surged into the top four of the PlayStation® 4 NPL Northern NSW at the end of round six with an upset 2-1 victory against Hamilton Olympic on Saturday night.
It was a gritty and determined display from the Blues who have now won three of their last four matches and their evening couldn’t have started any better.
Josh Maguire whipped in a corner in just the second minute, which Olympic keeper Danny Ireland fumbled into his own net to give the visitors an early lead.
In an end to end fixture where both sides had their chances, Olympic equalised in the 43rd minute after a long ball from Ireland was headed on by Kane Goodchild for Scott Smith who returned the favour to Goodchild and Olympic’s striker hit a sweet low shot across Blues keeper Nathan Archbold to restore parity.
Lake Macquarie 2 (Walker 43’, Green 66’) defeated Adamstown Rosebud 1 (Berlin 22’) at Adamstown Oval.
Lake Macquarie continued their strong early season form, as Adamstown slumped to their second successive defeated in the PlayStation 4 NPL Northern NSW on Sunday.
The Rosebuds controlled large portions of the match, but couldn’t strike the killer blow – one thing their opposition could.
After controlling much of the opening 20 minutes Adamstown got their just rewards when Ryan Ensor played in Chris Berlin.
Berlin found space through the middle of the box and controlled striking a low shot – which Roosters keeper Benn Kelly got a hand to – into the back of the net to give the home side the lead.
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