PS4 NPL NNSW Round 3 Preview

Round 3 of PlayStation®4 NPL Northern NSW kicks off on Friday night with Edgeworth playing against the Newcastle Jets Youth squad at Jack McLaughlan Oval.

Match of the Round
Newcastle Jets Youth v Edgeworth FC
Friday, April 22, 8:30pm
Jack McLaughlan Oval

Two straight victories have put Edgeworth on top of the table in the league and their fine form will carry right into the game against the Jets Youth.

The Jets however have had a struggle getting their season started, with a draw and a loss leaving them on only a single point. The team will be hard pressed on Friday evening to keep Edgeworth’s forwards out, having conceded eight goals in the season already.

The Jets have proven that they can score goals, with Clayton Zane’s young star Cameron Joice looking to put a goal to his name for the third game in a row.

The Match of the Round is not one to be missed, with developing stars, defending champions and the pride of the Zane family on the line for both cousins – nothing but a win will satisfy either coach, or the squads that they lead in the 2016 season.


Lambton Jaffas FC v Hamilton Olympic FC
Saturday, April 23, 2:30pm
Arthur Edden Oval

A difficult game for the Lambton Jaffas comes at home for them in the early rounds, as Hamilton Olympic journey to Arthur Edden Oval for the third weekend of the PlayStation 4 NPL.

The Jaffas game last weekend was delayed due to heavy weather in the city and left them sitting with only a single loss to their name and on no points in the 2016 season.

Conversely, Hamilton are undefeated over two weekends so far, taking a win and a draw to secure four points and prove why they are constant finals-favourites in the Northern NSW leagues.


Weston Workers FC v Broadmeadow Magic FC
Sunday, April 24, 2:30pm
Rockwell Automation Park

Broadmeadow Magic travel to Rockwell Automation Park for the first match of Sunday afternoon, after the wash out of their Round 2 match last weekend.

With only one game played so far, Magic sit in fifth place on three points on the ladder, but the game in hand gives them a chance to push to the top of the ladder, granted they take a win.

Weston are yet to claim a win this season, sitting in seventh position with only with only a single point to their name. Having dropped points to the defending champions last weekend however, Weston’s coach Trevor Morris knows the loss cannot dampen spirits.


Adamstown Rosebud FC v Valentine FC
Sunday, April 24, 2:30pm
Adamstown Oval

Adamstown Rosebud play at home for the first time this season as they take on this years promoted Valentine in a bid to drag themselves off the bottom of the table.

With a massive loss that opened the season for the Rosebud and with their second weekend not much better, Adamstown needs to turn around their two defeats with a victory at home, or risk falling behind the pack climbing the ladder.

Valentine haven’t been able to chalk up a win in the Play Station 4 NPL either, but a draw against Charlestown has put them in sixth place, with a chance to climb higher if they can defeat the Rosebud’s.


Maitland FC v Charlestown City Blues FC
Sunday, April 24, 2:30pm
Cooks Square Park

Cooks Square Park is to be the home of the final match of the 3rd round this weekend, when Maitland welcomes the Charlestown City Blues.

Maitland have had a strong start to the season so far, keeping Hamilton from the back of their net in a tense 0-0 draw and then downing promoted Valentine to collect three points from the early clash.

The four points have put them in fourth place, only two off the top of the table and right in the middle of the fight of the competition.

Charlestown have also had a great opening handful of games, claiming a win last week against the Jets Youth squad in a 5-2 battle at Lisle Carr Oval, after drawing to Valentine in the opening clash.


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