PS4 NPL NNSW Round 8 Review

The Jets Youth held the Lambton Jaffas to a 1-1 draw at Arthur Edden in the opening match of Round 8 of PlayStation® 4 NPL Northern NSW.

Match of the Round
Edgeworth Eagles 3 (Trott 12’(OG), McBreen 34’, McLoughlin) defeated Maitland Magpies 1 (B.Thompson 70’ (P))
Cooks Square Park
Sunday May 28, 2.30pm

Edgeworth Eagles ended Maitland’s nine match unbeaten run in the PlayStation® 4 NPL Northern NSW, in a dominant performance a Cooks Square Park in the ‘Match of the Round’.

The match was very even in the opening exchanges until a goal keeping blunder from former Central Coast Mariner Matt Trott, allowed Edgeworth to gain the ascendency. Brody Taylor hit a right foot curling shot from the left side of the box, which Trott looked to parry over the bar. Instead the ball sat in the air and Trott fumbled it into his own net.

From that point onwards Edgeworth had the majority of the chances. Daniel McBreen received a pass from Keigo Moriyasu in the 34th minutes before stepping and striking a left footed shot inside Trott’s near post.

Aaron McLoughlin made Maitland’s fears a reality after the break with a well struck free kick from an acute angle on the right. He curled his left foot shot over Matt Trott, who seemed to be obstructed by the sun and into the left corner.


Lambton Jaffas 1 (Majurovski 68’) drew with Jets Youth 1 (Carroll 29’)
Arthur Edden Oval
Saturday May 28, 2.30pm

The Jaffas were looking for back-to-back wins for the first time this season after a dominant 5-0 win over Adamstown last weekend, but were unable to do so against a spirited Jets outfit who took the lead in the opening half-hour.

Cody Carroll scored his second goal of the season in the 29th minute when he hit an incredible volley off his left foot from the edge of the box over Brad Swancott in the Lambton goal and into the left corner.

However midway through the second half the Jaffas were back level through their captain John Majurovski. Majurovski, after a scramble in the box, tapped one into an empty net after Jets keeper Pierce Clark failed to claim a high ball in the box.


Adamstown Rosebud 2 (Berlin 51’, Read 59’) defeated Weston Bears 1 (Morris 58’ (P))
Adamstown Oval
Sunday May 28, 2.30pm

Adamstown Rosebud claimed their second win of the season at home against Weston in what was a confidence boosting performance for Graham Law’s side.

The result ensured that Adamstown moved from 9th to 7th on the ladder while Weston remain rooted to the bottom of the ladder in the PlayStation® 4 NPL without a win this season.

Chris Berlin got the scoring underway for the home side after a lovely chipped pass from impressive Adamstown youngster Thom Lino. The ball bounced up perfectly off the Adamstown Oval turf and Chris Berlin volleyed the ball on his right foot that shot beautifully over a diving Benn Kelly, into the right corner of Weston’s goals.


Broadmeadow Magic 4 (Virgili 4’, 31’, Fajkovic 41’, Bradbury 47’) defeated Charlestown City Blues 2 (McGuire 45+2’, Hughes 90+2 (P))
Lisle Carr Oval
Sunday May 28, 2.30pm

Broadmeadow Magic arrested a two game winless run against the Charlestown City Blues on Sunday, while the Blues lost their second match in a row.

The win allowed Broadmeadow to leap frog Charlestown into fourth on 15 points while Charlestown dropped back to fifth, but only sit one point outside the top four on 14 points.

For the third week in a row Broadmeadow scored inside the opening ten minutes. James Virgili running down the right side and cutting into the box where he struck a right foot shot past keeper Kyle Predebon and into the left corner.

Charlestown thought they had an equaliser minutes later, but a free kick was given against Scott Smith who pushed over Jon Griffiths in the process of scoring from a corner. James Virgili cut down the left side off the box on the 30-minute mark only to be brought down by Sam Hudson. Kale Bradbury stepped up with the penalty, which was saved by Predebon, but Virgili was able to scramble home the rebound to make it 2-0.


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