The Match of the Round for the fourth weekend of PlayStation®4 NPL Northern NSW sees Charlestown City Blues welcome Adamstown Rosebud in what will prove to be a hotly contested battle.
Match of the Round
Charlestown City Blues FC v Adamstown Rosebud FC
Sunday, May 1, 1.30pm
Lisle Carr Oval
Charlestown have put a win and two draws of the board already this season, having beaten the Newcastle Jets Youth handily in the second round, and now sit in third place on the ladder.
A victory over the Rosebud could put the Blues right into the middle of the top four teams, with Broadmeadow and Edgeworth coming up against each other this weekend and the chance to catch one – or both – of the teams will prove enticing for the home club.
Adamstown come into the match fresh off the back of their first win of the season, having downed Valentine after two defeats to Hamilton and Broadmeadow in the opening rounds.
Valentine FC v Lambton Jaffas FC
Saturday, April 30, 3pm
Returning home after a defeat at Adamstown Park last weekend, Valentine now look to claim a win over the Lambton Jaffas at Cahill Oval on Saturday afternoon.
Sitting in eighth place on the ladder and with a single point under their belt, newly-promoted Valentine will now look to take a win and three points to begin a climb up the ladder.
Hamilton Olympic FC v Weston Workers FC
Saturday, April 30, 6pm
Darling Street Oval
The second game of Saturday kicks off in the evening at Darling Street Oval, with Hamilton Olympic playing against the travelling Weston Workers.
Olympic enter the fourth round in third place where they sit on 7 points with Broadmeadow Magic, after drawing against Maitland in the opening match before beating both Adamstown and Lambton with three goals.
So far, the home side has conceded only a single goal in the entire competition, with a goal from Rosebud’s Matt Paul spoiling what could have been a completely clean slate so far for Michael Bolch’s side.
Saturday night will prove if the Bears can repeat their strong unity from the match against Broadmeadow, or if Hamilton can continue to push their fantastic start to the league and claim another straight win at their home field.
Maitland FC v Newcastle Jets Youth
Sunday, May 1, 1.30pm
Cooks Square Park
Sunday afternoon sees Maitland come up against the Newcastle Jets Youth squad, as Maitland return to Cooks Square Park looking for their first home win of the season thus far.
Draws against both Charlestown and Hamilton at home have given Maitland two points, plus an away win over Valentine has left them with five points to their name and in fifth place on the table.
The Jets Youth need a win however and Clayton Zane’s side will be eager to take a victory whatever the costs – if the game descends into a shootout, the Jets’ brilliant strikers could prove their worth and collect three points for the first time in the season.
Broadmeadow Magic FC v Edgeworth FC
Sunday, May 1, 2.30pm
The last game of the round is set to be a big match-up, with the defending champions Edgeworth travelling to one of the most difficult away games of the league – Magic Park.
Magic have already played mid-week, with goals from Kale Bradbery and Peter Haynes putting them up over the Jaffas to claim a 2-1 victory and keep their loss-less streak going in the league.
The two wins and a goalless draw puts them on seven points and well within reach of the top place on the ladder, should they defeat top-placed Edgeworth on Sunday afternoon.
Edgeworth have started their title defending season well, taking three straight wins in the opening rounds and sitting two points clear at the top of the table.
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