PS4 NPL NNSW Round 13 Review

Edgeworth threw down the gauntlet to PlayStation® 4 NPL Northern NSW rivals with a dominant display against third-placed Broadmeadow Magic.

Match of the Round
Edgeworth Eagles 2 (Taylor 83’, Moriyasu 45+1’) defeated Broadmeadow Magic 0
Jack McLaughlan Oval
Sunday 10th July, 2.45pm

Although the Eagles won the match through two late goals, Edgeworth created most of the chances on a heavy Jack McLaughlan Oval.

The home side were unlucky not to be in front by two after the opening fifteen minutes after Nick Hartnett denied Brody Taylor with a diving save low down to his right. Less than a minute later Taylor again had his shot from the edge of the six-yard box blocked by Broadmeadow’s keeper.

Broadmeadow’s best chance of the half came right before the break when Scott Pettit found himself one-on-one with Edgeworth keeper Jim Fogarty. But in his first match back from a recurring hamstring injury, Pettit was unable to get enough power behind his shot.

Magic’s Peter Haynes didn’t return for the second half and was replaced by Paul Sichalwe, and the change seemed to turn the match in Broadmeadow’s favour. But, on the 60-minute mark, the ascendancy shifted back to the Eagles when Keigo Moriyasu entered the fray.


Valentine Phoenix 3 (Marpu 19’ Motherway 54’, Russell 88’) defeated Lambton Jaffas 2 (Remington 5’, Hay 82’)
Arthur Edden Oval
Saturday 9th July, 2.30pm

 Valentine coach Darren Sills was realistic about his side’s finals hopes as they kept their dream of making the top four alive at Arthur Edden Oval on Saturday afternoon with a come from behind victory against Lambton Jaffas. The win puts Valentine just five points behind Maitland who are in fourth spot but coach Sills isn’t thinking too much about the finals.

“Mathematically we can still make it, but we aren’t really thinking about it. It’s all cliché about taking it one game at a time, but we aren’t worrying about semi-finals. They seem like they are cut and dry at the moment but if things fall into place then they fall into place.”

Luke Remington opened the scoring for the Jaffas when former Hamilton striker Pat Brown’s shot was blocked by Ridge Marpu and fell to Remington on the edge of the box. The former Young Socceroos’ scuffed left foot shot took and deflected and found its way inside the bottom right corner.


Hamilton Olympic 3 (Bird 2’, Lucas 35’, Goodchild 37’) defeated Weston Workers Bears 1 (Turnbull 80’)
Rockwell Automation Park
Sunday 10th July, 2.30pm

Hamilton Olympic kept within a win of top spot with a dominant performance away from home against the bottom placed Weston Bears. Three first-half goals were enough for the visitors to claim all three points at Rockwell Automation Park.

It didn’t take long for the opening goal in the match. Just over a minute in Olympic’s Daniel Bird prospered from a Nathan Morris back pass which deflected off Hamilton striker Kane Goodchild and into the path of Bird who put his left foot shot from the middle of the box across Weston keeper Benn Kelly and into the bottom right corner.

Hamilton’s second was much more spectacular. It came courtesy of a goal-of-the-season contender when the ball bobbled to Matt Swan following a Hamilton corner. Swan passed back to Cody Lucas who was ten metres outside the box, and Lucas struck a swerving right-foot shot which couldn’t have picked out the top right corner any better, relegating Benn Kelly to a mere spectator.


Charlestown City Blues 3 (Johnson 5’, 14’, Kjiln 79’) defeated Adamstown Rosebud 1 (Read 90’ (P))
Adamstown Oval
Sunday 10th July, 2.30pm

Charlestown broke a six-match losing streak and extended their unbeaten run against Adamstown to six matches on Sunday at Adamstown Oval. Charlestown haven’t lost to Adamstown since the Rosebud’s were promoted at the end of the 2013 season.

The Blues opened the scoring after five minutes when Jarryd Johnson cut down the right side of the box and struck a half cross, half shot which cannoned into the back post and into the net for an early lead for the visitors.

Charlestown doubled their advantage less than ten minutes later when Andy Kjiln played in a cross from the right edge to Jarryd Johnson who headed home at the near post for his second goal of the afternoon.

Charlestown went into the break with a 2-0 lead and held it for most of the second half until Kjiln turned from provider to goalscorer in the 79th minute. Adamstown gave the ball away at the back to Rene Ferguson who ran diagonally down the left into the box, before cutting back to Kjiln who finished a 3-0 lead.


Maitland Magpies v Newcastle Jets Youth
Cooks Square Park
Saturday 9th July, 2.30pm

Washed out. Check for rescheduled date and time.


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