The first Semi Final 2nd leg takes place at Jack McLaughlan Oval as the fourth ranked Broadmeadow host Premiers Edgeworth, while Lambton Jaffas look to overturn a 2-1 deficit against Hamilton Olympic in the other Semi Final 2nd leg on Sunday.
Edgeworth Eagles FC (1) vs. Broadmeadow Magic FC (4)
Semi Final 1 Leg 2 (3-3 on aggregate)
Sat 29 August 2:30 PM
Jack McLaughlan Oval
Edgeworth enters the match with a narrow advantage. Whilst the sides are currently locked 3-3 on aggregate, the Eagles are slightly better off considering they have three away goals to their name.
That 3-3 aggregate score came out of a highly entertaining clash between these two sides last Saturday at Magic Park.
Edgeworth’s Bren Hammel put his side ahead from the penalty spot in the first half, but Kale Bradbury sent the sides into the break at one apiece. Two quick fire goals from Brenton Olzomer and Dylan Holz put the Eagles in the driver’s seat early in the second half, however they were cancelled out by a Peter Haynes penalty and Bradbury’s second of his brace.
This will be another highly intriguing Semi Final leg, between two of the hottest sides in 2015, both more than worthy of playing off in the biggest game of the year; the Grand Final.
Lambton Jaffas FC (2) vs. Hamilton Olympic FC (3)
Semi Final 2 Leg 2 (Hamilton lead 2-1 on aggregate)
Sun 30 August 2:30 PM
Arthur Edden Oval
After finishing third Olympic hosted last weekend’s match against the second placed Jaffas, and in that match gained a slight advantage as a Jacob Bailey first half header sent them into the break ahead 1-0, then a Kane Goodchild header on the hour mark made it 2-0.
Peter McPherson salvaged a late but possibly crucial goal on the back of a brilliant one-two with John Majurovski to make the score 2-1.
Despite picking up a head wound in the match on Sunday, Hamilton attacker Pat Brown who scored a hat trick at the start of the month against Weston will be available for this weekend’s match.
The away goal for the Jaffas means that a 1-0 win on Sunday would see them progress, so if they grab an early goal it is well and truly game on.
It will be an entertaining affair between two of the heavyweights of 2015, and is a must-see game heading into the conclusion of the 2015 season.
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