The Northern New South Wales PlayStation 4 NPL Match of the Round is set to be a massive event as Edgeworth host the Lambton Jaffas, continuing a rivalry that developed in 2014.
Edgeworth FC vs. Lambton Jaffas FC
Sun 17 May 1:30 PM
Jack McLaughlan Oval
Match of the Round
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Edgeworth have played four matches this season, winning two and losing two. They are on six points, just two points outside the top four.
The Jaffas are even closer to the top four, as they boast one more point than their Round 6 opponents. The Jaffas have managed two wins, a draw and a loss in their opening four matches, and are fifth on seven points.
Everyone apart from Michael Sessions was available for selection for the Jaffas in their midweek match, a 3-1 win over Charlestown on Wednesday night, which is a positive for coach Dave Tanchevski.
Adamstown Rosebud FC vs. Maitland FC
Sat 16 May 2:30 PM
Adamstown welcome Maitland to Adamstown Oval in the only Round 6 match to be played on Saturday this weekend. This is a must win clash between two sides who have failed to record a win in nine games between them.
Adamstown have played five of those, losing three and drawing twice, and are stuck in ninth on two points.
The Buds’ most recent loss came on Tuesday night. They led 2-0 at half time against Broadmeadow away from home through goals from Guy Bates and Dayne Pawlik. Magic scored three second half goals though, with the last coming in the 95th minute, which crushed the Buds players and Coach Graham Law.
Maitland are also struggling, sitting last on just one point. Of their four matches after being promoted from the NEWFM 1st Division, Maitland have experienced little success, drawing one and losing three.
Hamilton Olympic FC vs. Newcastle Jets Youth
Sun 17 May 1:30 PM
Darling Street Oval
Hamilton Olympic welcome the Newcastle Jets Youth in the second match on Sunday in what should be an extremely interesting contest.
The home side are in fourth position on eight points, having won two and drawn two of their opening four matches. If results go their way this weekend they can finish the round in first.
The Jets Youth continued their winning run last night, making it three on the trot with their 4-2 victory over Maitland. Braces to both Radovan Pavicevic and Antonee Burke saw the Jets advance to second place on the ladder.
Charlestown City Blues FC vs. Weston Workers FC
Sun 17 May 1:30 PM
Lisle Carr Oval
Charlestown take on Weston on Sunday, aware that a win is essential after a slow start to their season.
The Blues have played four matches, winning just one and losing their remaining three. This has left them five points outside the top four in seventh position.
They missed out on a perfect opportunity to gain some points during the week, when they were defeated by Lambton 3-1 away from home on Wednesday night. Daniel Bird scored the Blues’ lone goal.
The Bears on the other hand are enjoying a stellar start to their season. They have played five matches, three of which they have picked up maximum points. They have drawn one, and lost one, which leaves them in third place, only trailing the Jets Youth by goal difference.
Broadmeadow Magic FC vs. South Cardiff FC
Sun 17 May 2:00 PM
The final match of Round 6 will see the battle of the Reds, as Broadmeadow Magic play host to South Cardiff Gunners at Magic Park.
Magic sit comfortably in first position, on eleven points after five games having won three matches and drawn two.
The most recent result for Broadmeadow was a 3-2 win over Adamstown on Tuesday night in their rescheduled Round 4 tie. The Rosebud went into the break ahead 2-0 after goals from Guy Bates and Dayne Pawlik, however second half goals to Dino Fajkovic, Scott Petit cancelled them out. It looked set to finish a draw, but deep into injury time Chris Berlin popped up for a winner, keeping Magic at the top of the ladder.
This match will be physical and both sides will be intense in the front third, and therefore it should be a fascinating game, the perfect way to complete Round 6 of the Northern NSW PS4 National Premier Leagues.
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