New-FM 1st Division Round 4
As a CHUFC player, it was great to arrive mid-way through the second half to see the home side up 2-0 over Singleton. It was the first win in the NewFM competition for the Cookers after a couple of unlucky home results kept them winless in the opening weeks of the season.
It was a great day for the home side as they kept a clean sheet across all four grades. The Cooks Hill 23's moved into third place whilst the 19's picked up a third-straight win with a 2-0 result. And finally it's still Cooks Hill 17's setting the pace after four rounds with a 1-0 win keeping them on the top of the table.
Another tough day at the office for the Stags who slumped to a fourth-straight defeat at the hands of the Hornets. The situation is no spiraling out of control for Toronto-Awaba as they now sit dead last and on a horror goal difference.
It was just as bad a day for Toronto's 23's and 19's team as they both fell to heavy losses against the Hornets. Cessnock's 23's moved into top spot with an impressive 5-1 victory whilst the 19's moved into the top four.
Toronto's only high point of the day at Turner Park came in the first game when their 17's side smashed Cessnock out of the park in an 8-1 victory.
It was a big day for the Bluebells as they moved to the top of the New-FM 1st Division ladder with an impressive 4-1 win over fellow top four side Belmont-Swansea. It surely would have been a sweet victory for Westy after they struggled for the majority of last year.
Belmont-Swansea's 23's side remained unbeaten with a 3-2 win over an unlucky West Wallsend side that remain dead last without a point in that grade.
Belswans are dominating in the 19's and kept their winning streak alive with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Westy.
And finally it was a high-scoring game in the 17's with West Wallsend running out 6-3 winners. All in all an entertaining day at Westy with 21 goals across four games.
Wallsend FC rocketed to a second-straight victory with a 3-1 win over the Thornton Redbacks. It wasn't the best day at the office for the visitors as they slumped down to 9th with a loss.
Thornton's 23's moved into fifth position with a 4-2 away win whilst the Red Devils picked up a much-needed win in the 19's game.
Thornton's 17's are starting to fall away from finals contention after a third-straight winless game, getting hammered 5-1 in the process.
Kahibah picked up a huge result in the final game of the round as they pulled off a crucial 2-2 draw with Valentine. As good a result it was for Kahibah, it was another poor result for Valentine. The Phoenix were expected to ease their way to promotion but have fallen to draws with promoted sides Cooks Hill and now Kahibah. Not the best result for Valentine.
It the lower grades it was Valentine all the way through. The 23's picked up a big 4-1 win whilst the 19's moved closer to the top with a 2-1 victory. Finally the 17's got their first win of the season with a 2-1 result.