PS4 NPL NNSW Preview: Round 14

PlayStation® 4 NPL Northern NSW Round 14 Match of the Round will be the Coalfields derby between finals contenders Weston Workers and second-last Maitland.

Weston Workers FC v Maitland Magpies FC 
Sunday 19 July 2.30pm
Rockwell Automation Park
Match of the Round

The Bears are fourth on goal difference behind Lambton Jaffas and have a resurgent Broadmeadow Magic just two points behind them in the race for a top-four semi-finals berth.

Maitland are five points clear of South Cardiff and keen to move well clear of last place with victory over Weston, who defeated them 1-0 at Cooks Square Park in their first meeting this season.

Weston came back from a goal down to defeat the Newcastle Jets Youth side 2-1 last week at home thanks to a double from Kiwi teenager Paul Clout.

The match will be streamed live on BarTV.


Hamilton Olympic FC v South Cardiff FC
Saturday 18 July 2.30pm
Darling Street Oval

South Cardiff and Hamilton are at different ends of the table but both are desperate to break a frustrating run of results at Darling Street Oval on Saturday.

The last-placed Gunners lost to Charlestown 2-0 last week to drop five points behind second-last Maitland, while second-placed Hamilton drew 0-0 with Lambton Jaffas to fall four points shy of leaders Edgeworth.

South Cardiff welcome back senior players Jarryd Johnson (suspension), Mat Grey and Lee Ashton (both injury) to their top squad.


Edgeworth FC v Adamstown Rosebud FC
Sunday 19 July 2.30pm
Jack McLaughlan Oval

Edgeworth will be on guard for the dangerous Adamstown line-up as they look to protect their premiership lead at Jack McLaughlan Oval on Sunday.

The Eagles extended their advantage to four points with a 2-0 win over Maitland last week and will field a similar side against a Rosebud team who lost 4-1 to Broadmeadow in round 13.

Edgeworth coach Damian Zane said Pat Wheeler would return to replace the suspended Cameron Hughes in his back-line but Justin Tannock, Bray Smith and Josh Evans were away.

Adamstown appear safe from relegation but unlikely to figure in the finals race, sitting nine points outside the top four.


Charlestown City Blues FC v Newcastle Jets Youth
Sunday 19 July 2.30pm
Lisle Carr Oval

Charlestown will be out to build on their crucial 2-0 win over South Cardiff and move further away from the bottom of the table against the Newcastle Jets Youth on Sunday.

Midfielder Matt Tull, who is battling a groin problem, is the only injury concern for the Blues, who moved from ninth to eighth, just one point behind the Jets, with the win last week.


Broadmeadow Magic FC v Lambton Jaffas FC
Sunday 19 July 2.30pm
Magic Park

An undermanned Broadmeadow should meet a full-strength Lambton Jaffas in what shapes as a crucial clash in the race for the top four.

After a four-match losing streak knocked them down the ladder, Magic have won back-to-back games to sit two points outside the four.

The Jaffas, who had a 2-2 draw with Magic first time around, have also surged back into contention and are third on goal difference ahead of Weston.

Broadmeadow showed glimpses of their best in a 4-1 win over Adamstown last week but will be without captain Peter Haynes (work commitments) and his deputy Josh Piddington (fractured ribs).


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