PS4 NPL NNSW Round 9 Review

Maitland delivered a hammer blow to Broadmeadow’s confidence and title hopes as they put seven past a hapless Magic in the PlayStation 4 NPL Northern NSW ‘Match of the Round’.

Match of the Round
Maitland Magpies 7 (M.Thompson 4’, (p) 6’, (p) 45+1’, (p) 62’, Clarke 26’, Martin 72’, (p) 75’) defeated Broadmeadow Magic 0 at Magic Park. 

Matt Thompson scored four including three penalties for his highest individual goal tally since joining the Magpies in 2015.

It didn’t take long for Thompson to open the scoring as he was played in on goal by fellow goal-scorer Ryan Clarke. Clarke threaded the pass through to Thompson who rolled it across Magic keeper Niko Giantsopoulos to make it 1-0.

Just two minutes later and Thompson was on the double after Josh Dutton-Black was tugged to ground by Jeremy Wilson – who was making his starting debut for Broadmeadow – and referee Stephen Laurie pointed to the spot. Thompson stepped up and fired into the bottom right corner.

Magic had their best period after the opening two-goal blitz, and they had an argument for a penalty as James Virgili was tugged off the ball by Liam Thornton in the box, but, Laurie waved their appeals away.


Valentine Phoenix 1 (J.Brown 12’) Hamilton Olympic 1 (G.Brown 86’) at Cahill Oval.

Valentine missed an opportunity to leapfrog the Lambton Jaffas and take the outright lead in the PS4 NPL Northern NSW after a late goal from Grant Brown ensured a share of the points with Hamilton Olympic.

Olympic controlled the opening 20 minutes of the match but found themselves behind after Valentine’s Jalon Brown pounced on an under-hit back pass from Hamilton centre-back Marcus Duncan.

It was Brown’s fourth of the season and his third goal in three matches.

From the 20th minute, it was the Phoenix who looked more likely creating some half-chances but were unable to finish them off as they headed to the sheds with a 1-0 lead.

Valentine continued to create opportunities when they returned from the break, Jalon Brown and Josh Murray both had one-on-one chances to double the advantage but it was Hamilton back-up goalkeeper Tyler Warren who kept them at bay, with first choice Danny Ireland out with a virus.


Edgeworth Eagles 2 (Holz 25’, 63’) defeated Weston 1 (Buswell 29’) at Rockwell Automation Park. 

Dylan Holz scored a brace as Edgeworth made it three consecutive wins in the PS4 NPL Northern NSW on Sunday afternoon.

The Eagles now sit in fourth – just three points off top spot – while Weston sit 9th, and are still yet to claim victory this season.

The opening goal came in the 24th minute for the Eagles when Kieran Sanders curled a cross to the back post for Holz to volley across Kane Runge in the Weston goal and open the scoring.

But, the home side were quick to reply and just five minutes later they had restored parity. Cooper Buswell cleaning up the crumbs after Jake Millsteed’s initial shot was parried away by Edgeworth goalkeeper Nate Cavaliere.


Lake Macquarie Roosters 3 (Toohey 11’, Green 43’, S.Walker 65’) drew with Newcastle Jets Youth 3 (Jennings 55’, Brymora 81’, Vaika 88’) at Macquarie Field.

The Newcastle Jets Youth produced a spirited second half fight-back to pull a point out of the fire against Lake Macquarie.

Down 2-0 at the break and 3-1 midway through the second half, the young Jets fought back to claim a share of the points.

The Roosters opened the scoring in the 11th minute when Matt Toohey headed home a corner with the assistance of the post before Blake Green slotted home his third of the season – from a tight angle on the right – just before half-time to make it 2-0.


Charlestown City Blues 2 (Casciaroli 3’, 60’) drew with Adamstown Rosebud 2 (Horsley 5’, Tannock 89’) at Lise Carr Oval. 

It may not have been the most eye-catching performance from Adamstown and Charlestown on Sunday, but two young sides showed plenty of grit and determination as they shared the points in round nine of the PS4 NPL Northern NSW.

Blues recruit Dan Casciaroli scored a double for his side, but it wasn’t enough to take all three points as a late Justin Tannock strike forced a draw.

Daniel Casciaroli opened the scoring in just the third minute for the Blues when his free kick from the edge of the box found its way through a plethora of defenders on route to the back of the net.

Adamstown were quick to reply though as Charlie Horsley finished off an Aaron Niyonkuru cross to make it 1-1 in the 5th minute.


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