PS4 NPL NNSW Round 11: Hamilton Olympic losing finishing touch and top spot after 1-1 with Adamstown


HAMILTON coach Michael Bolch said his side needed to regain their finishing touch or risk a repeat of 2015 after drawing 1-1 with Adamstown and conceding the ladder lead to Edgeworth.

Olympic opened the scoring in the seventh minute on Sunday with Kane Goodchild’s far-post header off a Matt Swan cross and were in control against the ninth-placed side. However, a penalty against Grant Brown on Chris Berlin in the 23rd minute gave the hosts a chance to equalise, which Alex Read converted.

Both sides then failed to take their chances in a round-11 match marred by heated clashes on and off the ball, and words exchanged between benches. Neither coach wanted to comment on the refereeing.

The draw, which followed Hamilton’s 1-1 result with Maitland, allowed Edgeworth to jump OIympic into top spot with a 3-0 win at Weston. Hamilton were undefeated leaders last year until losing to Edgeworth in round 12. From there, the Eagles clinched the premiership and Hamilton finished third.

“I don’t think we played bad against Maitland or bad today,” Bolch said. “We’re creating chances, but not taking them. The cutting edge has probably been a bit stale the last couple of weeks but it’s up to us to address it and fix it.

“It’s similar to last year. We were undefeated up until round 12, lost to Edgy and let it go, so we need to turn things around in the next couple of weeks.”

Adamstown coach Graham Law was disappointed not to get the three points but proud of the effort. 

“We lost 5-0 to Jaffas [in round seven] but we were so in that game, and that was the turning point,” Law said. 

“We’ve been so consistent since then, and we’ll give Edgy a game on Wednesday night.”


U19s Adamstown vs Hamilton Olympic   1-2

U22s Adamstown vs Hamilton Olympic   1-2


Lambton Jaffas – Broadmeadow Magic  2-4

Adamstown Rosebud – Hamilton Olympic  1-1

Maitland  – Valentine  0-1

Charlestown City  – Newcastle Jets 0-4

Weston Workers – Edgeworth  0-3



                                                                  P     W  D  L   F – A   PTS

  1. Edgeworth                           10      8   1   1      32-9     25
  2. Hamilton Olympic            10      7   3   0      28-6     24
  3. Broadmeadow Magic         11      6   4   1      32-18   22
  4. Maitland                              11       4   4   3      19-13   16
  5. Charlestown City               10      4   2   4      19-23   14
  6. Newcastle Jets Youth        11      4   2   5      24-29   14
  7. Valentine                              11      3   2   6      16-28   11
  8. Lambton Jaffas                   10       2   2   6      13-20    8
  9. Adamstown                          10       2   2   6      12-31    8
  10. Weston Workers                  10     0    2   8        5-23    2

Youth NPL
Olympic – Bye

Zone League 2

Olympic vs Medowie

1st grade Olympic won 6-2

2nd Grade Olympic won 9-1

This Wednesday Night

1st Grade play a deferred fixture Olympic vs Charlestown at Darling St Oval kick off 7pm

source:Tom Tsamouras


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