Broadmeadow Magic pulled off a great escape to overcome a spirited Adamstown on Tuesday night and remain at the top of the Northern NSW NPL table with their third win of the campaign. The Buds took the lead through Guy Bates and the in-form striker was on scene again to give his side a two goal advantage mid-way through the first half.
Magic's top goalscorer this season is Dino Fajkovic and he gave the home side a lifeline in the 60th minute with a long-range effort. Scott Pettit then headed home an 80th minute equaliser and Chris Berlin provided the winner in the fifth minute of stoppage time as Magic pulled off a huge comeback.
The Buds can hold their heads high though. They had one less day to prepare for this match and after a poor result on the weekend against Edgeworth, they have something to build on this weekend in a crucial match against Maitland at Adamstown Oval.
22's: Magic v Adamstown (Tonight 13/5-7:30pm)
19's: Magic v Adamstown (Tonight 13/5-6pm)
Maitland remained bottom of the Under 19 NPL competition, going down to the Emerging Jets U16 side 2-0 at Cooks Square Park last night. The result moved the young Jets into the top four. The Magpies gained some revenge though as they beat the in-form Jets Under 18 side and fired themselves into third place with a 1-0 win.
1st Grade: Maitland v Jets Youth (Tonight 13/5-7pm)
It wasn't the best night at the office for the Charlestown City Blues as they went down 2-0 to Lambton in both the Under 22's and Under 19's catch-up games. The visiting Under 19 Blues started the better of the two sides but a penalty turned the game on its head and the Jaffas 19's didn't look back from there as they bossed the second half and secured a second. The win moves the Jaffas up to 6th-place on the table, equal on points with the Blues.
In the 22's, a controversial goal gave the Jaffas the lead and again they used that advantage to grind out the win in the second half. A disappointing loss for a Charlestown side that remain at the lower end of the league table.
1st Grade: Lambton v Charlestown (Tonight 13/5-6:30pm)
Just the one set of matches in the New-FM 1st Division last night. Kahibah's defensively-strong Under 17's side recorded a clean sheet and a 1-0 victory over Cooks Hill. The Kahibah 17's now move into 2nd with arguably their biggest scalp to date whilst Cooks Hill drop out of the top four and will need to use the bye weekend to rediscover their form.
In the 19's, Cooks Hill bounced back to form with a commanding 3-1 victory that moved them above Lakes on the league table. It's a fifth win from eight starts for the Cookers 19's and they are now comfortably inside the top four as the season approaches its half-way point.
1st Grade: Kahibah v Cooks Hill (Tonight 13/5-8pm)
Under 23's: Kahibah v Cooks Hill (Tonight 13/5-6:15pm)
I'll be at Kahibah tonight so live updates will go up on the Newysports facebook page.