Hamilton Olympic downed Charlestown City 4-2 on a wet Darling St Oval to climb to the top of the NPL table.
Proceedings began in the 10th minute when Simon Mooney, with only the City keeper to beat, fired a shot into the hands of Kyle Predebon.
Four minutes later, a well taken shot by midfield ace Jacob Bailey opened the score for the home side.
Olympic continued to test the City goal time after time and against the run of play, a shot by Jared Ross deflected off an Olympic defender to end up at the back of Danny Ireland’s goal 1-1!
Olympic continued the pressure and a lovely through ball by Mathew Swan found Simon Mooney who had no problem putting the ball in the back of the net for a 2-1 lead.
Simon Mooney then returned the favour with a pin point cross to the head of Mathew Swan who added a third for Olympic. The teams went into half time with Olympic leading 3-1.
Olympic continued the second half from where they left off the first. In the 55th minute Jacob Bailey was at the end of a simple tap-in to make the score 4-1.
In the 77’ minute Ben Hughes executed a free kick for City which struck Danny Ireland’s crossbar and as the ball re-bounded, Scott Smith tapped it in to reduce the score to 4-2.
Charlestown City was reduced to 10 men when Cameron Sullini brought down Pat Brown, who was on his way with only the keeper to beat. Despite a late fight back by City, the score remained 4-2.
Overall an entertaining game of football in wet conditions and a result which brings Hamilton Olympic in 1st spot of the NPL ladder.
Hamilton Olympic meet Maitland in Round 9 of the NPL competition on 7th June at Cook Square Park at 2.30 pm.
Adamstown Rosebud – South Cardiff 3-0
Lambton Jaffas – Maitland FC 2-1
Edgeworth – Newcastle Jets Youth 3-1
Hamilton Olympic FC – Charlestown City 4-2
Broadmeadow Magic – Weston Workers 3-4
Hamilton Olympic FC 18
Edgeworth FC 18
Broadmeadow Magic FC 17
Weston Workers FC 16
Newcastle Jets Youth 10
Lambton Jaffas FC 9
Adamstown Rosebud FC 9
South Cardiff FC 5
Maitland FC 4
Charlestown City Blues 3
This weekend’s results:
Olympic vs Charlestown, Darling St Oval
1st Grade won 4-2 (Jacob Bailey 2, Simon Mooney, Mathew Swan)
Under 22s postponed
Under 19s postponed
Olympic vs Lambton
Under 17s won 2-1
Under 15s won 1-0
Under 14s won 4-1
Under 13s won 3-1
Zone League 2
Olympic vs Uni Men’s
1st Grade lost 0-1
2nd Grade drew 3-3
JUNIOR RESULTS FOR SATURDAY 31/05/2015
U13s Olympic – Lake Macquarie 0-1
U12s Olympic – Maitland 3-2
U11s Olympic – Valentine 2-0
U10s Olympic – Mayfield 10-0
U9s Olympic Blue – South Wallsend 6-0
U9s Olympic White – Seaham Bowthorne 6-1
U8s Olympic –
U8s Olympic – Lambton 5-0
U7s Olympic – Maryland Fletcher 2-4
U7s Olympic – New Lambton 14-6
U6s Olympic 1 – New Lambton 2-5
U6s Olympic 2 – New Lambton 8-2
source: Tom Tsamouras