10-MAN Edgeworth came from a goal down to secure a 1-all draw with Hamilton Olympic at Jack McLauglan an Oval on Saturday night.
Former A-League Golden Boot Daniel McBreen was given a straight red card early in the second half after an exchange with referee Ryan Gallagher.
The Eagles trailed 1-0 at the time of the striker’s dismissal.
If anything, the send off lifted the home side and they equalised through a Bren Hammel penalty in the 75th after the midfielder had been brought down by Tom Davies.
“They probably did better with 10 men,” Olympic coach Mick Bolch said. “They lifted and we were always going to run out of legs after playing Wednesday night. It hurts both of us on the table but I think a draw was a fair result.”
Matthew Swan had put Olympic visitors ahead when he reacted quickest in a goalmouth scramble.
“We were bit flat to start, but I think we deserved the lead at half-time,” Bolch said. “We lost Kyle Hodges to a broken toe at half-time which changed momentum a bit. He is our skipper and lynchpin in the backline. We lost a bit of shape when he went off.”
In the other game on Saturday night, Jalon Brown scored a brace to lead Valentine to a 4-0 win over Maitland.
On Sunday, Charlestown City are at home to Lambton Jaffas and Weston welcome the Newcastle Jets youth team to Bear Park.
In the final fixture on Anzac Day, Adamstown Rosebuds host Broadmeadow Magic.
Under 20s Edgeworth – Olympic 1-3
Under 18s Edgeworth – Olympic 1-2
Olympic vs Edgeworth
Under 16s Olympic won 2-1
Under 15s Olympic won 3-2
Under 14s Edgeworth won 2-5
Under 13s Olympic won 5-1
Zone League 2
Olympic vs Hunter Simba
1st Grade Hunter Simba won 1-4
2nd Grade drew 4-4
Under 10s Olympic defeated by New Lambton 1-2
Under 11s Olympic and New Lambton drew 2-2
Under 12s Olympic vs Charlestown postponed
Olympic Junior Results
Under 16a Olympic defeated Cooks Hill 2-1
Under 15a Olympic defeated by Nelson Bay 0-7
Under 13a Olympic drew with Wallsend 2-2
Under 12b Olympic defeated Sth Cardiff 6-0