PS4 NNSW Round 3 Review

Round 3 of PlayStation®4 Northern NSW NPL kicked off deep into Friday evening, with rain having set the stage at Jack McLaughlan Oval for most of the night.

Match of the Round
Newcastle Jets Youth 2 defeated by Edgeworth FC 4

Jack McLaughlan Oval
8:30pm, Friday 22nd April

The Match of the Round was played between the Newcastle Jets Youth squad and defending champions Edgeworth, with the added spice of both coaches looking to earn bantering rights over their cousin.

The opening moment of the match set the tone for the battle, with a lobbed chance by Keigo Moriyasu, with the chance almost finding the back of the net but for the Jets’ Andrew Pawiak, who cleared the ball out back into play.

It wasn’t enough however, with a late tackle on Moriyasu giving Edgeworth a dead ball situation on the edge of the box, which Moriyasu stepped up to take and buried it into the right side of the net with confidence.

 

Lambton Jaffas FC 0 defeated by Hamilton Olympic FC 3
Arthur Edden Oval
2:30pm, Saturday 23rd April

Having played only once in the season so far, the Jaffas played at home, welcoming Hamilton Olympic in the third round of the league.

With only a defeat to their name so far, the Jaffas were eager to settle into the rhythm of the match under new coach James Pascoe.

 

Weston Workers Bears FC 0 drew Broadmeadow Magic FC 0
Rockwell Automation Park
2:30pm, Sunday 24th April

The first match of Sunday afternoon for Round 3 of the PlayStation 4 NPL was played at Rockwell Automation Park, where both teams took their haul of the points in a close-fought draw.

Magic’s danger men had already proven that they could put goals to their names, with both Virgili, Bradbery and Haynes all looming threats for the Weston Workers at their home ground, but the week off for Magic looked to have set them on a sluggish path.

 

Adamstown Rosebuds FC 2 defeated Valentine FC 0
Adamstown Oval
2:30pm, Sunday 24th April

The Rosebuds came into the 3rd round of the competition without a win so far and Adamstown Oval was their chance to take three points and kick start their season.

Valentine were in a tight position after the first two games of the year as well, with only a single point after two close games and their eyes on a win just like Adamstown.

 

Maitland FC 1 drew Charlestown City Blues FC 1
Cooks Square Park
2:30pm, Sunday 24th April

The final game of the weekend came at Cooks Square Park, where Maitland returned home to take on Charlestown City in the afternoon kick off.

Goals were lacking for both teams as Charlestown looked to break down Maitland’s tight defence and Cooks Square Park looked to be heading for another nil-all clash.

Rene Ferguson was the first to break the deadlock in the fight, just two minutes before half time he managed to put the travelling side into the lead and keep Maitland from holding out for a goalless match.

 

CLICK HERE for a full match report from all of the Round 3 matches.