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NPL NNSW Round 5 Review

April 26th, 2021

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MATCH OF THE ROUND

MAITLAND FC 0-1 V WESTON WORKERS FC

Maitland were unable to maintain their perfect start to the season in a tightly contested match against Weston.

Whilst the Magpies had been flying high at the top of the NPL NNSW table after four rounds, they were brought undone by a quick counter attack, finished off by Thomas Duggan in the 67th min.

The young Magpies team will not want to let this round bring them down though, facing Valentine and Adamstown in the coming weeks.

Weston return to Rockwell Automation Park in Round 6 to face Edgeworth.


CHARLESTOWN AZZURRI 0-2 EDGEWORTH FC

The defending champions were back in the winners circle, with the Eagles overcoming Charlestown Azzurri 2-0 at Lisle Carr Oval on the weekend.

Edgeworth hit the net in the 50th minute through Dylan Holz. The Eagles secured the points in the 61st minute when James Scott headed home after a well-placed corner.

Charlestown remain in 8th place, while Edgeworth jump into 6th and look to stay in touch with the leading pack.


NEWCASTLE OLYMPIC 3 – 2 LAKE MACQUARIE CITY

Newcastle Olympic has maintained fourth position on the ladder in what was a high-scoring match against Lake Macquarie City on Saturday night.

It was Lakes’ who took an early lead, with Tom Kowalski finishing off a parried save from Olympic Goalkeeper Daniel Eisenhauer

Joshua Maguire doubled City’s lead in the 14th minute, with the visitors going into the sheds 2-0 up at half time.

Despite their early dominance, Lakes gave up their two goal lead with two own goals in the 75th min and 82nd min. Rhys Cooper scored the winner with only minutes on the clock, completing an incredible comeback for Olympic.

Round 6 will see Lakes square off with Charlestown Azzurri, while Olympic face 2nd placed Lambton Jaffas.


ADAMSTOWN ROSEBUD 0 – 3 LAMBTON JAFFAS

Lambton Jaffas took the pressure to the struggling hosts on Sunday.

Adamstown Rosebud hosted a fantastic day on the ground including its annual ANZAC Day Service in conjunction with Newcastle Cadets stationed at Adamstown.

However, it was Lambton who opened the scoring with a quickfire double from Kale Bradbury and Ben Hay.

Jaffas rounded out the scoring in the 90th min, with Mathew Berrigan finishing off a cross from Bradbury.

Adamstown will be looking to spark their season against new ladder leaders Broadmeadow Magic in Round 6, as Jaffas host Olympic at Arthur Edden Oval.


VALENTINE FC 0 – 4 BROADMEADOW MAGIC

Broadmeadow brought Valentine’s hopes of points to an end on Sunday with a 4-nil win against the orange team.

Adam Hughes’ side have now lost their opening four matches and remain the only side without a win so far in 2021.

It was Sam Walker who led the way for the 1st placed Magic, scoring all four of their goals in the 16th, 22nd, 49th and 87th minutes.

Damian Zane’s side now top of the ladder just one point ahead Lambton Jaffas and Maitland FC.


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