Weston could not take advantage of their numerical edge after playing a 10-man Maitland team for an hour and coming away with a scoreless draw in Round 14 of PlayStation® 4 NPL Northern NSW.
Match of the Round
Weston Workers Bears FC 0 drew Maitland Magpies FC 0
Sun. 19 July 2:30pm
Rockwell Automation Park
Maitland’s Corey Fletcher was given a straight red card in the 31st minute for lashing out at Weston’s Nick Thompson after they came together in a contest for the ball.
The Bears also finished with 10 men after Zac Sneddon, who came on for an injured Garry McDermott (back) at half-time, was sent off in the final minutes for striking.
The result means Weston stayed in fourth place and Maitland in ninth. The Bears are on 26 points, one point behind Hamilton and three ahead of Broadmeadow. Maitland remain five points clear of last-placed South Cardiff in the battle to avoid relegation.
Edgeworth Eagles FC 0 def. by Adamstown Rosebud FC 2
Sun. 19 July 2:45pm
Jack McLaughlan Oval
Adamstown upset leaders Edgeworth and kept their slim PS4 NPL finals hopes alive thanks to two second-half goals from former Newcastle Jets forward Travis Cooper.
Cooper scored in the 60th and 75th minutes to lift Adamstown to 19 points, seven points behind the top four with four rounds remaining.
Edgeworth remain league leaders but their advantage was cut from four to two points with the loss and other results.
Broadmeadow Magic FC 0 def. by Lambton Jaffas FC 2
Sun. 19 July 2:30pm
John Majurovski and Riley McNaughton scored to convert a dominant Lambton Jaffas performance against Broadmeadow into three points and a move to second place on the ladder, two points behind Edgeworth.
Lambton led 1-0 in the 33rd minute after Luke Remington intercepted a wayward Broadmeadow pass before laying on a through ball for Majurovski.
The striker showed strength and skill to hold off defenders before dinking the ball past Magic keeper Nathan Archbold.
Broadmeadow created their own opportunities and scrambled well in defence but their hopes nosedived when Magic centre-back Jon Griffiths was given a second yellow card for a foul in the 81st minute.
McNaughton did it all himself to ensure victory for Lambton in injury time, making a long run before shooting then tapping in the rebound off Archbold.
Hamilton Olympic FC 3 drew South Cardiff Gunners FC 3
Sat. 18 July 2:30pm
Darling Street Oval
A 10-man South Cardiff side showed spirit to comeback from 2-0 and 3-2 deficits to secure a 3-3 draw with top-four side Hamilton.
Matt and Andrew Swan scored to give the hosts a 2-0 lead early in the second half before South Cardiff’s Jarryd Johnson was sent off for a second yellow card on the hour mark.
Nathan Stevens then came on for South Cardiff and sparked his team, providing the pass for Sam Parker to score.
The Gunners were then level when Dan Johnson scored from the spot after Kyle Hodges was penalised for contact with Phil Bures close to goal.
Hamilton substitute Ben Koina scored in the 86th minute to put Olympic ahead again, but an own goal from Cody Lucas off a Jeong Sang-deok cross two minutes later brought the teams level.
There was drama deep in injury time when Olympic were awarded a penalty against Gunners keeper Tom Pullin, who then saved the spot kick from Simon Mooney.
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Charlestown City Blues FC v Newcastle Jets Youth FC at Lisle Carr Oval on Sun. 19 July was washed out.