By Blake Jarrett
Weston Workers FC 0 def. by Newcastle Jets Youth 1
Sat 2 May 2:30 PM
Rockwell Automation Park
The Northern New South Wales PS4 National Premier Leagues experienced another disrupted round this weekend, after the Hunter experienced another week of horrible weather. The only match that went ahead was the Weston Bears match against the Jets Youth.
The home side was looking to take advantage, as a victory would have seen them advance to the top of the table alongside Broadmeadow Magic on seven points.
It was the Jets Youth who picked the three points though, after a Tom Waller striker separated the sides.
The match was locked at 0-0 at half time, and the poor conditions after the abundance of rain in recent weeks threatened to see the match end that way.
Waller and the Newcastle Jets Youth had something to say about that, as the attacker turned in a scrappy goal early into the second half.
Neither side could add to the score line, with the score finishing 1-0 to the visitors. The only talking point apart from the goal was the Jets being reduced to ten men after Reece Papas was sent off after two yellow cards.
Jets Youth broke into the top four with the win, joining Hamilton Olympic and Weston on four points, and trailing Broadmeadow Magic by just three. They will have the chance to progress further up the table on Tuesday night when they travel to Maitland to take on the Magpies at 6.45pm.
For Weston the loss also affects them as they slip from third to fourth. They too will play during the week, on Wednesday at 7.30pm, against South Cardiff away from home.
Next weekend the Bears will feature in the newest, and potentially the biggest derby in the NNSW PS4 National Premier Leagues, as they take on Maitland in the Match of the Round. The Jets Youth will challenge Charlestown City Blues at Lisle Carr Oval. Both matches are on Sunday at 2.30pm.
Charlestown City Blues FC vs. South Cardiff FC
Sun 3 May 2:30 PM
Lisle Carr Oval
Match of the Round
The Match of the Round between Charlestown and South Cardiff was one of four matches postponed this weekend due to unplayable conditions after almost two weeks of poor weather.
Both sides have now missed two weeks of football, and will be itching to get back on the park as soon as possible.
Both will contest their Round 3 matches this Wednesday night with the Blues travelling to Arthur Edden Oval to face Lambton Jaffas at 6.30pm, and the Gunners hosting Weston at Ulinga Oval at 7.30pm.
In Round 5 Charlestown return home to Lisle Carr Oval where they play host to the Newcastle Jets Youth, and South Cardiff are at home to Hamilton Olympic. Both matches are at 2.30pm on Sunday.
Edgeworth FC vs. Maitland FC
Fri 1 May 7:00 PM
Jack McLaughlan Oval
The third Friday Night Football match of the 2015 season, which would have seen Edgeworth welcome Maitland to Jack McLaughlan Oval was also washed out.
Having been defeated 4-1 by Broadmeadow in the only Round 3 match two Friday’s ago, the Eagles were looking to get their campaign back on track but will have to wait until Sunday when they take on Adamstown away from home at 2.30pm.
Maitland were also looking to use Friday night’s match as a springboard for their season, as they too were victims to Broadmeadow, losing their Round 2 match against the first placed side 5-1.
The Magpies will have the chance to pick up their first win on Tuesday night when they host their Round 3 washout match against the Newcastle Jets Youth at 6.45pm. Next weekend they are at home, where they will challenge Weston in the Match of the Round.
Hamilton Olympic FC vs. Lambton Jaffas FC
Sun 3 May 2:30 PM
Darling Street Oval
Hamilton’s match against the Lambton Jaffas was set to be a blockbuster, however the sides have been forced to wait as Darling Street Oval was also washed out on Sunday.
Lambton will be the more disappointed of the two after the Jets Youth victory saw the Jaffas fall out of the top four.
Both of these teams have only played two matches this season, and will be extremely keen to return to the pitch during the week, when they feature in their Round 3 replays on Wednesday night. Lambton are at home to Charlestown at 6.30pm and Hamilton play the Buds at Adamstown Oval at 7pm.
In Round 5 the Jaffas will be looking for redemption against Broadmeadow on Saturday after Magic knocked them out of the FFA Cup in the third round. Hamilton are away from home on Sunday, at Ulinga Oval where they verse South Cardiff.
Broadmeadow Magic FC vs. Adamstown Rosebud FC
Sun 3 May 2:30 PM
The final match of Round 4 completed the quartet of washed out and consequently postponed matches, as Magic Park was too wet to host the derby match between Broadmeadow and Adamstown.
Magic’s title as the number one side did not change as Weston lost to the Jets Youth and Hamilton were also washed out.
Adamstown are still sitting in the dreaded second last position but will have the chance to progress up the ladder on Wednesday night when they play their rescheduled Round 3 match against Hamilton at Adamstown Oval at 7pm.
In Round 5 both of these two sides face tricky assignments. Broadmeadow are in action away from home against Lambton Jaffas on Saturday at 2.30pm, and the Rosebuds are at home against Edgeworth on Sunday, also at 2.30pm.