PS4 NPL NNSW Review: Round 7

The Northern NSW PlayStation 4 NPL Match of the Round in the seventh week saw South Cardiff host an in-form Edgworth Eagles side, on a day that meant so much for both clubs.

South Cardiff FC 1 def. by Edgeworth FC 3
Sun 24 May 2:30 PM
Ulinga Oval
Match of the Round

They lost valued member, Sam Taylor during the week, who had family ties with both clubs. The strength of the Taylor family was exemplified through Edgeworth midfielder and Sam’s brother Brody, who scored mid week against Maitland, and backed up in this match with a strong performance.

The Eagles took the lead in emphatic style. Bren Hammel returned to the starting lineup on his return from suspension, and fired a wonder strike free kick into the top left hand corner in just the 18th minute, firing up a huge crowd present at Ulinga Oval.

The Gunners then got a hold on the match, creating the better of the chances as half time approached.


Lambton Jaffas FC 1 drew Adamstown Rosebud FC 1
Sun 24 May 2:30 PM
Arthur Edden Oval

Lambton Jaffas and Adamstown Rosebud’s match was initially set down to be played on Saturday, however more wet weather during the week forced the game to be rescheduled. Thankfully, it was played on Sunday rather than being put off as another mid week clash.

Jaffas were missing Tom Smart after he was injured mid week against Hamilton, however Michael Sessions was making his second start in as many matches for the home side, and Michael Bridges also started.

Adamstown were again without Stu Musialik who managed to get through the full 80 minutes. For the first time this season the Buds bench consisted of two first graders, the most they have had available in seven rounds.

The Jaffas began the game with a bang, through a third minute volley by John Majurovski into the back of the net, assisted by Alex Palozzi.


Maitland FC 3 def. Charlestown City Blues FC 0
Sun 24 May 2:30 PM
Cooks Square Park

The third of four Sunday afternoon match ups threatened to be the least impressive, however it was anything but as last placed Maitland took on second last placed Charlestown, at Cook Square Park.

Between the two sides they had managed just one win from twelve matches, so this clash was huge if they were to keep their diminishing finals hopes alive.

Maitland started the more positive of the two, as Ben Martin scored again, early on in the piece, to put the home side ahead 1-0.

Before half time Alex Read doubled the side’s advantage, and they went into the half time break leading 2-0.


Weston Workers FC 1 def. by Hamilton Olympic FC 3
Sun 24 May 2:30 PM
Rockwell Automation Park

Weston Bears welcomed Hamilton Olympic for the last of four Sunday matches, which produced a total of 13 goals. The match was a significant one for Robbie Turnbull who was playing his 200th match in the black and white stripes.

It started off in a disappointing manner for the Bears as Hamilton’s Jacob Bailey put the away side ahead early on in the piece, finishing a free ball following a scrap from a corner.

Troy Hearfield restored the deadlock just before half time, finishing off a great set piece with a 25 metre strike after Nathan Morris played a free kick to Gary McDermott, who then squared it up perfectly for Hearfield.

Kane Goodchild missed a penalty just before half time in the 42nd minute, forcing a brilliant save out of Bears veteran Tim Pratt, and the sides went into the break at 1-1.


Newcastle Jets Youth 2 def. by Broadmeadow Magic FC 5
Mon 25 May 7:00 PM
Magic Park

This highly anticipated match was set to begin the Northern NSW PS4 NPL seventh round, however heavy rain on Thursday and Friday caused it to be moved back to Monday night, making it the last. All present, or who watched on Bar TV, would agree was that the match was worth the wait, especially the first half.

In just the third minute of the game Broadmeadow took the lead. Mike Finlayson guided a well-placed pass out wide on the right to Scott Petit. Petit cut inside, rolled a pass back to Daniel Casciaroli who guided a stunning strike from 25 metres out just inside the left hand post to make the score 1-0.

Just five minutes later the scores were again level. Ben Hay found himself in space outside the box, and drove a shot towards goal, A diving Nathan Archbold couldn’t control the ball and he could only deflect it into the back of the net.


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