PS4 NPL NNSW Round 11 Review

Broadmeadow Magic all but ended Lambton’s hopes of a fourth consecutive finals appearance in the PlayStation® 4 NPL Northern NSW in the Match of the Round on Saturday.

Broadmeadow Magic 4 (Virgili 4’, Bradbury 16’, Sichalwe 52’, Paul 84’) defeated Lambton Jaffas 2 (Majurovski 21’, Wood 29’)
Arthur Edden Oval
Saturday 25th June, 2.30pm

The loss leaves the Jaffas stranded on eight points and needing at least seven wins from their final eight matches if they are to make the finals.

After their most important win of the season last Sunday in the Westfield FFA Cup against Hamilton Olympic, Lambton were sluggish in the opening 15 minutes and Magic took full advantage. James Virgili cut inside the right edge of the box and rolled his shot across Brad Swancott for the opening goal after just four minutes.


Edgeworth Eagles 3 (Hammel 18’, McBreen 50’, Holz 56’) defeated Weston Workers Bears 0
Rockwell Automation Park
Sunday 26th June, 2.30pm

Edgeworth inflicted more pain on Weston, extending their winless run this season, while at the same time taking back the top spot on the ladder from Hamilton Olympic.

Edgeworth missed two penalties in the match, the first just before half-time from Daniel McBreen who blazed his over before Benn Kelly saved Bren Hammel’s penalty in the second half. They were the only negatives for the Eagles who dominated much of the contest.

Edgeworth hit the front after 18 minutes when Aden Gardner played a pass from Weston’s goal line into the back of a defender. The ball fortuitously fell for Dylan Holz who fired a shot from point blank range which was brilliantly saved by Weston keeper Benn Kelly. However, the parry fell towards Bren Hammel who poked home into the empty net.


Valentine Phoenix 1 (Marpu 20’) defeated Maitland Magpies 0
Cooks Square Park
Sunday 26th June, 2.30pm

Valentine continued their strong run of form lately with a tight win over Maitland at Cooks Square Park. The Magpies have now lost 3 of their last 4 matches and haven’t won since round 7.

The only goal came when Ridge Marpu flew onto the ball after Matt Comerford failed to control it just inside his own half. Marpu showed pace and agility as he made a beeline for the goals dodging and weaving in-between defenders before going one of one with Matt Trott and slotting his shot into the top right corner.


Hamilton Olympic 1 (Goodchild 7’) drew with Adamstown Rosebuds 1 (Read 24’ (P))
Adamstown Oval
Sunday 26th June, 2.30pm

Adamstown continued their mid-season resurgence against Hamilton Olympic on Sunday when they played out a tense 1-1 draw. Olympic took an early lead but were unable to hold on as Alex Read equalised for Adamstown.

Kane Goodchild made it ten goals for the season after just seven minutes when Rhys Cooper found him at the back post, after a well-weighted cross from the right edge.

But, as Adamstown showed against Broadmeadow two weeks ago, they are fighters. Grant Brown was the villain when he fouled Chris Berlin in the box. Alex Read smashed his penalty down the middle to lock it all up inside 25 minutes.


Jets Youth 4 (Brymora 9’, 74’, Joice 25’, Horsley 85’) defeated Charlestown City Blues 0
Lisle Carr Oval
Sunday 26th June, 2.30pm

Charlestown’s poor run of form and the Jets Youth’s hot streak continued at Lisle Carr Oval on Sunday in the PlayStation® 4 NPL, with the Jets running out resounding winners 4-0.

It marks the Blues fourth defeat in succession, while it is the Jets third win on the trot. It took just ten minutes for the Jets to hit the front. The ball went from one side of the box to the other, catching Charlestown keeper Nathan Archbold out of position. Tom Waller’s cross from the left side found Krisitan Brymora in the middle of the box who slotted into an empty net.

Fifteen minutes later the Jets doubled their advantage through Cameron Joice. Byrmora’s cross from the right found an unmarked Joice at the back post who sent Archbold the wrong way for another easy finish.


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