PS4 NPL NNSW Semi Finals: 1st Leg Review

The first of the two Semi Finals saw Broadmeadow and Edgeworth contest a blockbuster at Magic Park, while Hamilton Olympic picked up a crucial one goal advantage against Lambton Jaffas in the other Semi.

Broadmeadow Magic FC 3 drew Edgeworth Eagles FC 3
Semi Final 1 Leg 1
Sat 22 August 2:30 PM
Magic Park

Magic entered the match without Scott Petit and Chris Berlin through injury, whilst Edgeworth had Pat Wheeler out suspended which saw Dom Bizarri come into centre back for the Premiers.

After an intense opening to the match where both sides were attacking with purpose Edgeworth went ahead as Bren Hammel slotted a penalty which was won by Brenton Olzomer who was brought down by Magic keeper Nathan Archbold.

Magic leveled in the 36th minute after Edgeworth keeper Jim Fogarty spilled a Matt Hoole shot which saw Kale Bradbury presented with the easiest of tap ins just a metre out from an unmanned goal.

The sides went into the break at 1-1 after an amazing first half.

The second half was even better; producing four goals in what was a classic Semi Final match.


Hamilton Olympic FC 2 def. Lambton Jaffas FC 1
Semi Final 2 Leg 1
Sun 23 August 2:30 PM
Darling Street Oval

Both sides went into the match at full strength, and after two draws in season 2015, and two draws in their last two Semi Finals matches, there was nothing splitting the pair.

Hamilton entered the match on the back of a shock 2-0 loss against Maitland the week prior, and were aware that a repeat of that performance would simply not be good enough.

The Jaffas began the match on the back of three consecutive wins to end the PS4 NPL season.

Lambton almost went ahead after ten seconds as Luke Remington shot just wide as his side launched a great attack after the kick off.

The Jaffas dominated the opening 25 minutes however could not capitalise.

Hamilton went ahead 1-0 in the 35th minute, as a Simon Mooney in-swinging free kick from the left was met by Jacob Bailey who headed into the back of the net.

That was the only goal of the first half with Hamilton going into the break leading 1-0.


Click here for a full match report from both matches.