Wednesday, 24 May 2017


NPL Under 18's

Round 10 Results:

Lambton Jaffas (Aidan Turnbull) 2 def by. EMERGING JETS U16's (Blake Archbold x4, Ethan Eames, Kai Bradley, Jack Simmons & Liam Mcdonald) 9

Valentine F.C (Mitchell Lawrence) 1 def by. WESTON WORKERS (Liam Kulupach x2 & Rhys Barwick) 3

Adamstown Rosebud (Harrison Frendo) 1 drew. Maitland F.C (Harrison Gordon) 1

Lake Macquarie City (Kurtis McRitchie) 1 drew. Edgeworth F.C (Josh Cairelli) 1

Broadmeadow Magic (Jayden Stewardson) 1 drew. Hamilton Olympic (Kyle Theacos) 1


Broadmeadow Magic would have wanted more but they picked up a respectable 1-1 draw with ladder-leaders Hamilton Olympic. At the same time, two other games finished 1-1. Lakes grabbed a 1-1 draw with Edgeworth and Adamstown held Maitland to a draw.

Weston overcame struggling Valentine 3-1 and last but certainly not least, the Under 16 Emerging Jets smashed nine past Lambton Jaffas. A 9-2 win that leaves Lambton a long, long way outside the top four and six points behind 9th placed Edgeworth.

This Weekend's Games:

The Match of the Round sees Adamstown Rosebud take on the Under 16 Jets at Adamstown Oval. After last week's 9-2 demolition of the Jaffas, can the Jets grab another three points and keep touch with Olympic or will Adamstown jump back into second spot?

It's a huge challenge for the Jaffas this Saturday morning at Arthur Edden. After a hiding at the hands of the Jets, can they turn things around against ladder-leaders Hamilton Olympic?

Valentine have been blasted for high scorelines this year but their Round 1 clash with Charlestown was a respectable 1-0 loss. Can they use home advantage to see off Charlestown and get a much-needed first win of the season.

Lakes are up against Weston on Sunday. The Roosters will want a win to keep their spot inside the top four whilst Weston will want to close the gap to the top four.

Last but not least is Magic v Edgeworth. It was closely fought back in Round 1 and both sides know that they should be higher on the table than what they are. Expect a hard-fought game. 


NPL Under 20's

Round 11 Results:

Lambton Jaffas (Morgan Okeno) 1 def by. EMERGING JETS U18's (Joseph O'Connor x2, Joshua Mcluckie & Kent Harrison) 4

Valentine F.C (Tom Motherway) 1 def by. WESTON WORKERS (Nicholas Thompson x3 & Jacob Golding) 4

Adamstown Rosebud (Finley Beasley) 1 def by. MAITLAND FC (Regan Payne, Jye Mackellar & Lachlan Hodgetts) 3

Lake Macquarie City (Liam Scholte) 1 def by. EDGEWORTH F.C (Michael Lackner x3, Bailey Garland x2, Will Bower x2 & Chris Fayers) 8

Broadmeadow Magic 0 def by. HAMILTON OLYMPIC (Musa Kamara, Kaman Bol, Thomas Carias-Cox & Thomas Stewart) 4


The Under 18 Jets continued their barnstorming unbeaten run during the first half of the season. A 4-1 win over the Lambton Jaffas keeps the Jets four clear at the top. 2nd-placed Olympic picked up a solid 4-0 win over arch rivals and 3rd-placed Magic.

In other games, Weston beat bottom-placed Valentine 4-1, Maitland knocked off Adamstown to close the gap on fourth place and Edgeworth smashed Lakes 8-1.

This Weekend's Games:

The pick of the games in the 20's this weekend is an intriguing match-up between Broadmeadow Magic and Edgeworth. The Eagles put eight past a hapless Lakes last weekend and face a Magic side that themselves lost 4-0 to Olympic. A win would take Edgy above Magic which is enough in itself to make this one a big match.

The Emerging Jets are up for another test as they take on Adamstown Rosebud at Adamstown Oval. The Jets will be hoping to keep their unbeaten streak in form. 2nd-placed Olympic will like their chances of knocking off Lambton and putting pressure on the Jets.

In other games, Valentine will look for their first win of the year against Charlestown and Lakes will look to stem the bleeding as they host Weston at Macquarie Field.



Round 11 Results & Wrap-Up:

Lambton Jaffas (Jobe Wheelhouse-82') 1 def by. NEWCASTLE JETS YOUTH (Kristian Brymora-18' & 65') 2

It was the upset of the season at Arthur Edden Oval last weekend as the Jets knocked off the Jaffas. Bottom place beating first place is always a notable occasion and this one was especially sweet for the Jets. Kristian Brymora got a double to get the job done for the lowly Jets.


VALENTINE F.C (Joshua Murray-7' & Dean Pettit-90+3') 2 def. Weston Workers (Jake Barner-35') 1

Valentine continued their superb season with a late victory over the Bears at Cahill Oval. After scoring two late goals in a midweek FFA Cup game, Dean Pettit would get a 93rd minute goal to seal a very valuable three points for the Phoenix. They are now two points off the league lead.


ADAMSTOWN ROSEBUD (Alex Read-40' & 66'-PEN & Aaron Niyonkuru-3') 3 def. Maitland F.C (Ben Martin-83'-PEN) 1

Adamstown finally broke through for their first win of the NPL season and it was in some style over previously in-form Maitland. Aaron Niyonkuru's early goal stunned the Magpies and they never recovered. Ben Martin slotted a late penalty to bring it back to 3-1 but the job was already done for the Buds.


Lake Macquarie City (Matt Toohey-32') 1 def by. EDGEWORTH F.C (Kiego Moriyasu-82' & Ayden Brice-90+1')

Lakes were on the verge of completing a double against last season's Grand Finalists. After a 4-1 hammering of Magic a few weeks back, they led the back-to-back champs Edgeworth 1-0 in the 82nd minute. Kiego Moriyasu levelled it and then like so many times before, Edgy found a way to win it late on. Ayden Brice's goal broke Lakes' hearts and took Edgy to the top of the league.


Broadmeadow Magic (Tom Davies-14'-OG) 1 def by. HAMILTON OLYMPIC (Kane Goodchild-26'-PEN & Scott Smith-39')

The two local rivals clashed at Magic Park and this time round, Olympic got the job done to leave their arch nemesis five points behind in 7th place. Magic scored an own goal to lead but goals to Kane Goodchild and Scott Smith gave Olympic a lead and they'd hold on for a 2-1 victory.

Tensions boiled late with one or two wild challenges and then a post-match incident where Ruben Zadkovich had a word or two for Scott Smith. The referees were on hand to separate the two before it could go any further but make no mistake, not a happy day for a frustrated Magic camp.


This Weekend:

The Match of the Round sees Lambton Jaffas look to return to the summit with a solid win over Hamilton Olympic. The Jaffas won a famous game against Olympic around this time last year that took them to the FFA Cup Round of 32 but with Olympic coming off a win over Magic and the Jaffas reeling from a loss to the Jets, this could be a real chance for Hamilton to record a big win.

The Grand Final rematch sees Broadmeadow Magic host Edgeworth. Their Round 1 meeting was a hard-fought match and finished 1-1 but since then their fortunes have been very different. Edgy sit back on top whilst Magic are nine points behind them in 7th. Missing finals would be a hammer blow for Magic and suddenly these games loom as very important.

Adamstown and the Jets Youth both picked up their first wins of the season last week and it sets up a decent clash this week. The loser (if there is one) will be left at the bottom of the table whilst the winner could climb up above Weston.  Two young sides, last time they met it was a crazy 4-4 draw.

Valentine are a very serious chance to go top of the table on Saturday, perhaps only for 24 hours. A win for the Phoenix over Charlestown and a loss for the Jaffas to Olympic will see Darren Sills' side go top and maybe stay there if Magic knock off Edgeworth. It's another big game for the surprise packet of 2017.

Finally, Lakes host Weston at Macquarie Field. The Roosters know that a couple of unlucky results have them sitting further down the table than they probably would have liked to have been. They've got experience on their side against a young Weston but they need consistency if they want to push for finals.


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