Edgeworth put on a dominant display in the ‘Match of the Round’ of PlayStation ® 4 NPL Northern NSW as they put five goals past a lacklustre Jaffas outfit.
Match of The Round
Edgeworth 5 (Hammel 27’, 90+2’ Moore 49’, Moriyasu 81’, 88’) defeated Lambton Jaffas 0
Jack McLaughlan Oval
Sunday 12 th June, 2.45pm
Edgeworth had some great early opportunities with Keigo Moriyasu hitting the post with a dipping shot from the edge of the box, while Daniel McBreen hit the post twice, with one cleared off the line by the Jaffas.
It was the Eagles who would grab the first goal through Bren Hammel, after Aaron McLoughlin found him with a pinpoint curling cross from the left side. An unmarked Hammel headed home into the top left corner.
Early in the second half Edgeworth extended their lead, Keanu Moore scoring a stunning goal after he received the ball just inside Lambton’s half before swerving through Lambton’s and finishing past Brad Swancott in the Lambton goal.
Valentine Phoenix 3 (McGinley 51’, Olzomer 61’, Tserepas 86’) defeated Charlestown City Blues 2 (Johnson 45’, Hughes 66’ (P))
Saturday 11 th June, 3pm
Valentine Phoenix won just their second match of the season on Saturday in a gutsy performance against the Charlestown City Blues in Round 10 of the PlayStation® 4 National Premier League Northern NSW competition.
Both sides came into the match looking for some confidence after Valentine were flattened 5-0 by a dominant Hamilton side two weeks ago and the Blues were beaten heavily by Edgeworth and Broadmeadow in consecutive matches.
It was Valentine who started off as the stronger side as Corey Atkinson had a great chance from the right edge of the box, Charlestown keeper Nathan Archbold keeping it out with a strong save. Charlestown had some chances too, Josh Maguire hitting a free kick, from a similar position to the one he scored against Magic two weeks ago, however it was just a bit wide.
Jets Youth 3 (Carroll 51’, 68’, Brymora 72’) defeated Weston Bears 0
Rockwell Automation Park
Saturday 11 th June, 2.30pm
Clayton Zane believes that his Jets side hasn’t improved massively over the season and their strong run of form lately can be put down to defensive improvement.
Zane made the comments after his side, the Jets Youth claimed a valuable three points when they travelled up the Hunter Expressway to Weston on Saturday and have been undefeated in three of their last four matches.
“I don’t think we’ve improved hugely, I think we’ve just been more consistent with our defending, so those big moments where we were seeing individual errors are starting to be cut out of our game. We’ve looked a lot better at the back four and found a bit of consistency with the personnel at the back.”
After a tight first half saw the score locked at 0-0 at the break, it was the Jets who struck first in the second half. Cody Carroll once again hitting a wonderful shot with his left boot from outside the box onto the inside of the left hand post which deflected in.
Hamilton Olympic 1 (Cooper 55’) drew Maitland Magpies 1 (Thompson 85’)
Darling Street Oval
Sunday 12 th June, 2.30pm
For the second time this season Maitland were able to share the points with league leaders Hamilton Olympic, in what was a tight battle at Darling Street Oval.
In the first half, it was the hosts with the glut of early chances, PlayStation® 4 NPL Northern NSW leading scorer Kane Goodchild unlucky to have put Hamilton in front.
However, after the break it was Olympic who opened the scoring. Tommy Spencer played a pass back to Rhys Cooper, who was just outside the box. Cooper stepped around Maitland’s Matt Comerford before unleashing a low right foot shot which found its way across Matt Trott and into the Magpies goals.
Adamstown Rosebud 3 (Virgili 7’ (OG), Berlin 50’, 76’) drew Broadmeadow Magic 3 (Fajkovic 6’, Read 33’ (OG), J.Virgili 71’ (P))
Sunday 12 th June, 2.30pm
For the second time in three matches Broadmeadow Magic finished all square at 3-all, this week against an Adamstown side which refused to lie down.
As Broadmeadow like to do, they scored early against the Rosebuds. Luke Virgili playing in a cross from the left, which Scott Carter fumbled, and Dino Fajkovic finished into an empty net.
Adamstown, as they would all afternoon, responded when Jordon Harrison crossed a ball in from the left to Chris Berlin. Berlin’s shot deflected off Luke Virgili and into the bottom left corner of Nick Hartnett’s goal.
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