PS4 NPL NNSW Round 2 Review

Friday evening saw a late kick-off at Jack McLaughlan Oval with Edgeworth looking for a second straight win as they welcomed the Weston Workers Bears.

Match of the Round
Broadmeadow Magic FC v. Lambton Jaffas FC
Magic Park
2:30pm, Sunday 17th April
Broadmeadow Magic vs. Lambton Jaffas has been delayed due to wet weather conditions and will be played at Magic Park on the evening of the 27th April, with kick-off at 6.30pm.


Edgeworth FC 2 defeated Weston Workers FC 0
Jack McLaughlan Oval
9pm, Friday 15th April

Coming off a comeback victory last weekend, Damian Zane and his squad were looking to push for a stronger and more solidified performance to take the three points that will keep them in the fight for the top, early on in the season.

Weston’s defence seemed solid in the opening fifteen minutes of the match, as Edgeworth’s forwards probed for an opening however it wasn’t long before the defending champions managed to beat Ben Kelly.

Dylan Holz was the scorer, shooting the ball into the back of the net near Kelly’s near post, leaving Weston’s keeper scrambling.


Valentine FC 2 defeated by Maitland FC 3
Cahill Oval
3pm, Saturday 16th April

The first home game at Cahill Oval in the PlayStation 4 National Premier League, Valentine played against Maitland as both teams came off the back of close draws in Round 1.

The opening whistle saw both teams going all out for their first win of the season. An early free kick to Maitland near the eighteen yard box saw Matt Crowell step up, displaying his talents on the dead ball, putting it into the back of Valentines net.

The game changed on the twenty-fifth minute as Wilson Edwards and Dean Heffernan became embroiled in a scuffle in the middle of the park, with the clash resulting in both of them being sent to the sheds for early showers and dropping both sides to ten men.


Hamilton Olympic FC 3 defeated Adamstown Rosebud FC 1
Darling Street Oval
6pm, Saturday 16th April

Saturday evening saw long-time rivals Hamilton Olympic and Adamstown Rosebud clash at Darling Street Oval, with both sides out for three points after rocky starts to the season.

An unlucky time in front of goals and a struggle to break down Maitland’s defence last week meant that Hamilton were entering the match with only a single point to their name and Olympic’s Michael Bolch knew that his side had to be better to take the win.

Rosebud also came into the game with a lack of points, after a flurry of goals at Magic Park last weekend saw them downed by a five goal margin.

Hamilton proved that they had learned from their mistakes last weekend however, as it only took three minutes for the fans at Darling Street to see Olympic’s first goal of the season – an early shot from Simon Mooney gave the home side a lead.


Newcastle Jets Youth 2 defeated by Charlestown City Blues FC 5
Lisle Carr Oval
2:30pm, Sunday 17th April

The final match of the second round was played at Lisle Carr Oval, with the Newcastle Jets Youth playing against the Charlestown City Blues in a crucial early match.

Charlestown’s game plan started out clear – attack the Jets Youth and claim an early advantage. The strategy looked to be working when Ryan Frame opened the scoring for the two teams.

The Blues continued to create chances in front of the Newcastle net and Rene Ferguson was the second City player to capitalize on the open space, putting the away side up by two goals with a clinical finish.


CLICK HERE for a full match report from all of the Round 2 matches.