Wednesday, 3 June 2015

PREVIEW: NNSW NPL Youth Round 14

I've got some time on my hands this week so I've decided to do a quick full preview for the NPL Youth competition this week. I would have done this for the Zone League but with catch-up games still to be played tonight and tomorrow I'll leave the work for that particular competition until later on. So for now I'll just have a quick word. I'll try not to be too harsh on the youngstars.


Under 13's: Lambton (11th) v Emerging Jets U/12's (5th)
Kickoff: 10:00am

The Emerging Jets 12's should be too strong in this one. Lambton are struggling through all youth grades and it's a bit strange considering the Jaffas are one of the strongest NPL sides in the top grade. This Emerging Jets side I believe will be travelling to Japan within the next couple of months so they'll want to build up for that trip with a few wins.

My Tip: Lambton 1-3 Emerging Jets U12's



Under 14's: Lambton (11th) v Emerging Jets U/13's (2nd)
Kickoff: 11:30am

This too should be a routine with for an Emerging Jets side that have a +28 goal difference.

My Tip: Lambton 0-5 Emerging Jets U13's


Under 15's: Lambton (10th) v Emerging Jets U/14's (6th)
Kickoff: 1:00pm

These sides are a bit closer together on the table than the earlier games and this Jaffas side do have a win under their belt but I'm not sure they can make it another win here.

My Tip: Lambton 1-3 Emerging Jets U14's


Under 17's: Lambton (10th) v Emerging Jets U/15's (4th)
Kickoff: 2:30pm

The Jaffas 17's won't be pushovers but I can't see the Jets 15's losing this one.

My Tip: Lambton 1-3 Emerging Jets U15's



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Under 13's: Maitland (9th) v Charlestown City (8th)
Kickoff: 10:00am

Looking at the ladder and form this game isn't the easiest to predict. I think a draw could be a chance but at home I'm going to back the young Magpies.

My Tip: Maitland 2-1 Charlestown City


Under 14's: Maitland (10th) v Charlestown City (6th)
Kickoff: 11:30am

After going down heavily to Broadmeadow last week, I think Maitland's 14's will be in for a slightly easier day at Cooks Square Park on Saturday. Charlestown will probably win this but it shouldn't be a heavy win by any means.

My Tip: Maitland 1-3 Charlestown City


Under 15's: Maitland (8th) v Charlestown City (3rd)
Kickoff: 1:00pm

Maitland have a couple of wins under their belts in the 15's grade but they'll have to be good to beat 3rd-placed Charlestown City.

My Tip: Maitland 0-3 Charlestown City


Under 17's: Maitland (11th) v Charlestown City (6th)
Kickoff: 1:00pm

This'll be a tough ask for a Maitland side that are winless this season. Charlestown need a win to build towards the top four.

My Tip: Maitland 0-3 Charlestown City



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Under 13's: Weston (6th) v South Cardiff (10th)
Kickoff: 10:00am

Weston's 13's have fallen out of the top four but will like their chances at home to a lower-ranked South Cardiff side.

My Tip: Weston 3-1 South Cardiff


Under 14's: Weston (9th) v South Cardiff (8th)
Kickoff: 11:30am

Weston have picked up five draws in the Under 14's and just can't get themselves a win. South Cardiff on the other hand picked up a huge win against ladder-leaders Adamstown last week. I'm going for the away side here.

My Tip: Weston 1-2 South Cardiff


Under 15's: Weston (5th) v South Cardiff (11th)
Kickoff: 1:00pm

Weston need to keep winning in the 15's as the race for the top four heats up and need to bounce back from a loss to Charlestown last week.

My Tip: Weston 2-0 South Cardiff


Under 17's: Weston (3rd) v South Cardiff (8th)
Kickoff: 2:30pm

Weston can take another step towards finals with a win here. I think they've got a good chance of getting the points.

My Tip: Weston 2-1 South Cardiff



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Under 13's: Mid North Coast (3rd) v Broadmeadow (1st)
Kickoff: 10:00am

This is an interesting one as Magic have lost one game all season in the 13's. That loss came against the Mid North Coast. With a big home advantage I think FMNC can grab another win here and move closer to top spot.

My Tip: Mid North Coast 1-0 Broadmeadow


Under 14's: Mid North Coast (5th) v Broadmeadow (3rd)
Kickoff: 11:30am

Mid North Coast were too strong for Magic back in Round 3 and again the home advantage they have playing at Taree is a big one at that. FMNC by one or two.

My Tip: Mid North Coast 2-1 Broadmeadow


Under 15's: Mid North Coast (7th) v Broadmeadow (2nd)
Kickoff: 1:00pm

With Hamilton having the bye, Magic's 15's can go top with a win on the weekend. They beat FMNC earlier this season so why not again?

My Tip: Mid North Coast 1-2 Broadmeadow


Under 17's: Mid North Coast (9th) v Broadmeadow (2nd)
Kickoff: 2:30pm

Just like the 15's, Broadmeadow can take over at the top from Hamilton with a win in the 17's on Sunday. I like their chances of doing the double on FMNC.

My Tip: Mid North Coast 0-1 Broadmeadow



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Under 13's: Adamstown (7th) v Edgeworth (2nd)
Kickoff: 10:00am

Edgeworth had the bye last week and if Magic go down to FMNC on Sunday, the young Eagles could go equal top with a win on Monday.

My Tip: Adamstown 1-3 Edgeworth


Under 14's: Adamstown (1st) v Edgeworth (7th)
Kickoff: 11:30am

After a shock loss to South Cardiff last week, I think Adamstown's 14's will be focused on avoided another slip-up here. A loss could cost them top spot.

My Tip: Adamstown 2-0 Edgeworth


Under 15's: Adamstown (4th) v Edgeworth (9th)
Kickoff: 1:00pm

Edgeworth have pulled off a draw or two this season against some decent sides but I think the Buds will win it being a home game for them

My Tip: Adamstown 2-0 Edgeworth


Under 17's: Adamstown (5th) v Edgeworth (7th)
Kickoff: 2:30pm

Looking at recent form this one is a tough one to predict but considering the Eagles won the first clash between these sides in Round 3 I might stick with them and tip them to do the double over the Buds.

*UPDATE: I got my results mixed up from Round 3. Adamtown won on that day so I'm going to change my tips to Adamstown 2-1. Ignore the graphic below.

My Tip: Adamstown 2-1 Edgeworth




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