PS4 NPL NNSW Preview: Round 7

The Northern New South Wales PlayStation 4 NPL Match of the Round sees South Cardiff Gunners host Edgeworth Eagles at Ulinga Oval on Sunday afternoon.

**Please note Lambton Jaffas v Adamstown Rosebud fixtures have been moved to Sunday 24th May with the previous kick off times standing**
**Please note Jets Youth v Broadmeadow Magic First Grade will now take place on Monday 25th May at 7pm, all other grades postponed**

Match of the Round
South Cardiff FC vs. Edgeworth FC
Sun 24 May 2:30 PM
Ulinga Oval

The Gunners enter the round in eighth place, after winning last night against Charlestown at Lisle Carr Oval, and advancing to five points.

The first half of the match only produced one goal as Ash Balcomb drove a cracking shot into the bottom left hand corner to put the Gunners ahead at half time. Jung Sang-deok and Nick Russell scored early in the second half to go ahead 3-0. They conceded midway through the second half but held on comfortably to win 3-1.

The Gunners were without an astonishing six players in last night’s match, including Sean Clerke, Matt Grey, Dean Kelley, Cameron Herring, Matt Darr and Lee Ashton. Nathan Stevens returned from injury however he came off the bench.

Edgeworth also played last night, defeating Maitland 4-1, moving up the ladder into fourth position. Brody Taylor, Justin Tannock, Keanu Moore and Brenton Olzomer all netted for the Eagles, who scored an impressive 13th goal in six matches.

The match will broadcast live this Sunday, as Bar TV’s weekly coverage continues following the Broadmeadow Magic vs. Jets Youth match on Friday evening.


Newcastle Jets Youth vs. Broadmeadow Magic FC 
Mon 25 May 7:00 PM
Magic Park

The match between Broadmeadow Magic and the Newcastle Jets Youth may not be the Match of the Round, however it is a massive clash and will be broadcast live on Bar TV for those who cannot make it to Magic Park on Friday night.

Magic begin Round 7 on top of the ladder following four wins and two draws. They are on 14 points and alongside Hamilton Olympic, are one of two teams that have not been beaten yet this season.

The Jets Youth had their winning streak ended on the weekend by Hamilton Olympic, losing 2-1 to the inform side. That loss left the Jets in fourth place on ten points, however they dropped to fifth last night after Edgeworth cruised past Maitland 4-1

Broadmeadow have been firing in recent weeks, scoring 18 goals in six games, an average of three per game. New signings Kale Bradbury and Dino Fajkovic has scored a combined twelve goals for the club this season, of the 18 they have produced. Fajkovic has six of those, and Bradbury also has six.


Lambton Jaffas FC vs. Adamstown Rosebud FC
Sun 24 May 2:30 PM
Arthur Edden Oval

Adamstown will again compete in the only Saturday fixture of the round, this week taking on Lambton Jaffas away from home.

The Jaffas have had a disappointing week. In their matches last Sunday against Edgeworth and last night against Hamilton they went ahead both times through Jobe Wheelhouse goals, only to throw away five points as they lost to the Eagles and drew with Olympic.

They are currently sixth on eight points after a duo of wins, draws and losses, and trail the fourth placed Edgeworth by four points.

Adamstown are in a worse predicament, sitting on five points from six rounds, however will be full of confidence after their first win of the season last Saturday against Maitland on home soil.


Maitland FC vs. Charlestown City Blues FC
Sun 24 May 2:30 PM
Cooks Square Park

Maitland welcomes Charlestown on Sunday afternoon in a must win clash between two sides really struggling for form.

The Magpies are yet to win a game this season and are stuck in last place. They have recorded just one point which was on the opening day with a 2-2 draw against South Cardiff, but have since lost five in a row.

They will be fatigued after playing their fourth game in eleven days last night. Unfortunately for the side it was their fourth loss in eleven days, as they bowed out 4-1 to Edgeworth. Ben Martin scored late in the game for the Magpies.

Charlestown were also beaten comprehensively last night, falling 3-1 to South Cardiff. They looked as though they may have mounted a come back after scoring when 3-0 down, however that was not to be. The loss was the Blues’ fifth of the season, and combined with one win they sit in ninth spot on just three points.


Weston Workers FC vs. Hamilton Olympic FC
Sun 24 May 2:30 PM
Rockwell Automation Park

The final match of Round 7 of the NNSW PS4 National Premier Leagues is a huge top four clash as second placed Weston take on third placed Hamilton.

Weston has played six matches this season, of which they have won four, and recorded one draw and one loss. They are on 13 points, just one short of leaders Broadmeadow.

Hamilton has also played six, still undefeated after winning three and drawing three. They trail the Bears by just one point so can overtake them this weekend with a win.

Hamilton played their Round 4 catch up game last night against Lambton, taking away a valuable point in a 1-1 draw. Jobe Wheelhouse opened the scoring for the Jaffas in the first half, but a second half header to Kane Goodchild won the point.

This match is a huge event, which should produce plenty of goals, action and passion, and is the ideal fixture to wrap up Round 7 of the Northern PS4 National Premier Leagues.


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