Broadmeadow Magic Outclass Wasteful Edgeworth:
I was happy to see this game go ahead but after being at the ground on Friday night, I can tell you it might not have been a bad decision to postpone this one. Either way it went ahead and Magic were far too good on the night which is not what I was personally expecting from this clash.
The visitors started the better of the two sides and should have had an extra man advantage after the Edgeworth goalkeeper brought down a Magic attacker outside the penalty box. I thought a yellow was a let-off but Magic made the most of their chances not long after through Dino Fajkovic, taking his season tally to five goals.
Edgeworth got one back soon after that through Josh Evans (correct me if I'm wrong with the name there). The sides went in at half time locked at 1-1 after both had periods of attack. The second half was almost completely one-sided though as Magic kicked away.
Two goals to Kale Bradbury and a penalty to Peter Haynes took Magic out to a 4-1 lead. I don't think Magic played as well at Edgeworth as they did at Cooks Square Park last weekend. There was a bit of a lack in transition as they looked to hit the counter-attack too fast at times. To their credit they made the most of their chances.
Edgeworth were very sloppy but did create a chance or two during the match. Their defending cost them as they struggled throughout at the back, eventually going down to ten men after a sloppy challenge on the edge of the box. It could have and probably should have been more than 4-1.
Next week will give the Eagles a chance to bounce back as they host Maitland on Friday whilst Magic will like their chances to make it three wins in a row against Adamstown next Sunday afternoon.
Wallsend Red Devils Move Into Second-Place:
I was surprised to see results come through from Blacksmiths Oval as I was confident it'd be off after the rain and hail last night. Credit has to go out to the groundstaff at Blacksmiths. Anyway onto the result now and Wallsend have made it five wins in a row.
The Red Devils capitalised on a round full of wash-outs and moved up to second position for the time being. A huge result for the promoted side as they once again prove that they have what it takes to find success in the New-FM 1st Division.
In the lower grades, 1-1 draws was the flavour of the day as both the Under 23's and Under 19's couldn't be split. Belswans 19's missed a chance to return to the summit and remain in second whilst in the 23's, Wallsend picked up just their fourth point of the season.
In the 17's, Belmont-Swansea grabbed a 4-3 victory
NPL Youth Emerging Jets v Charlestown City Blues:
The synthetic turf at Lake Macquarie meant this game was never in doubt apart from the lack of power to the Speers Point facility earlier in the week. The result were mixed for the Emerging Jets. The Under 12's grabbed a 3-0 win over and moved into 6th position whilst the 13's stayed on top in the Under 14 NPL competition with a dominant 7-0 victory.
The visitors got a 2-1 win in the Under 15's which kept the young Blues in touch with the top four whilst the 17's Charlestown side also recorded a much-needed 2-1 result that moves them away from the bottom group of teams.