PS4 NPL NNSW Review: Round 6

The Northern NSW PlayStation 4 NPL Match of the Round was anticipated to be a blockbuster, and it certainly delivered as Edgeworth downed Lambton on home soil.

Edgeworth FC 2 def. Lambton Jaffas FC 1
Sun 17 May 1:30 PM
Jack McLaughlan Oval
Match of the Round

The Eagles came out all guns blazing and completely dominated the opening half an hour. They recorded a number of strikes on target, however Jaffas keeper Brad Swancott was in red-hot form.

One of the major talking points of the match came in the 32nd minute, as a heavy touch saw Bren Hammell lose possession. His attempted tackle to regain the ball earned him a straight red card as both his studs were showing.

This was the turning point, as Lambton capitalised just ten minutes later, when Jobe Wheelhouse ran onto a pinpoint Alex Palozzi through ball and slotted into the bottom left hand corner.


Adamstown Rosebud FC 3 def. Maitland FC 1
Sat 16 May 2:30 PM
Adamstown Oval

Adamstown breezed past Maitland in the only match played on Saturday in Round 6, scoring their first win of the 2015 season. Both of these sides had not picked up three points prior to this match, so it was a must-win for them both.

In a huge boost for the Buds both Roger Dowdell and Stu Musialik were featured on the bench as their comebacks from injury continued.

Rosebud went into half time with a crucial 2-0 lead. Guy Bates opened the scoring in the 28th minute then turned provider, sending in a cross for Nick Bale who tucked away his header nicely in the 39th minute.


Hamilton Olympic FC 2 def. Newcastle Jets Youth 1
Sun 17 May 1:30 PM
Darling Street Oval

The second match on Sunday of Round 6 was a strong contender for Match of the Round as two top four teams, the Jets Youth and Hamilton Olympic, went head to head.

It was the home side that opened the scoring in just the fourth minute, after Mason Campbell spotted Kane Goodchild in space, and found him with a 40-metre free kick. Goodchild brilliantly headed the ball over the head of Jets keeper Jesse Cook to make the score 1-0.

Neither side could add to the score line and Olympic entered the break with a 1-0 advantage.

Five minutes into the second half the score was leveled as Michael Kantarovski guided a header into the back of the net off a corner.


Charlestown City Blues FC 1 def. by Weston Workers FC 3
Sun 17 May 1:30 PM
Lisle Carr Oval

The third match on Sunday afternoon saw Weston breeze past Charlestown away from home, picking up their fourth win in six games. The Bears were understrength, entering the match without Troy Hearfield, Jason Cowburn and James Monie.

For Charlestown Joel Witherden returned to the starting line up in a huge boost for the side. The first goal of the match came inside the first ten minutes, as Garry McDermott scored what Bears coach Trevor Morris described as a ‘screamer’, to put the away side ahead 1-0.

They went into the break with all the confidence, and a one-goal advantage, and knew a solid defensive display in the second half would help them see out the match.


Broadmeadow Magic FC 4 def. South Cardiff FC 1
Sun 17 May 2:00 PM
Magic Park

The final match of Round 6 was a five-goal thriller at Magic Park between Broadmeadow Magic and South Cardiff. A win for Broadmeadow would keep them top of the table, whereas South Cardiff were still searching for their first win.

It was the Gunners who started brightest, as Jung Sang-deok finished a well worked goal after Sean Clerke squared a cross up for him after he controlled a Jarred Johnson corner.

It was the only goal of the first half, with the Gunners entering the break a goal up and full of confidence.


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