PS4 NPL NNSW Grand Final Review

Daniel McBreen played a starring role as the Edgeworth Eagles became the first side since Highfields Azzurri in 1993/94 to win the minor and major premiership in consecutive years.

After going behind early in the match and missing a penalty midway through the second half the Eagles were resolute and simply too good in the end for an experienced Magic outfit.

It was Broadmeadow though, who took the lead early on in the match. A trademark of their season was early goals, and their leading goal scorer James Virgili was quick to put Magic in front. It was a fortuitous goal, to say the least, as Edgeworth keeper Jim Fogarty tried to clear a pass back from Ayden Brice. Fogarty shanked it straight to Virgili who calmly slotted his shot into the right corner to put Magic in front.

Edgeworth’s reply was swift, within 15 minutes of going behind they returned fire through their experienced striker Daniel McBreen. Bren Hammel whipped in a corner to McBreen at the back post who headed back across Nick Hartnett’s goal to level up the scores inside the opening half hour.

Almost immediately Dylan Holz put a headed chance for the Eagles into the right post which bounced wide. Neither side could find another goal before the break as they went in deadlocked at 1-1.

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