Monthly Archives: August 2019

Hamilton Olympic u20s and u15s semi-final games cancelled due to wet weather

u20s Hamilton Olympic match against Broadmeadow Magic which was scheduled for 4.15 at Magic park has been cancelled due to the wet weather. The match is most likely to be played at Speers Point on Tuesday or Wednesday night.

u15s Hamilton Olympic match against Broadmeadow Magic which was scheduled for 12.20 at Adamstown Oval today is also cancelled due to the weather. This game is most likely to be played at Speers Point on Tuesday night at 6pm.

All other Hamilton Olympic Youth NPL games at Speers Point are going ahead as planned.

Hamilton Olympic 12As at Raymond Terrace is still going ahead at 9.30.

source:Tom Tsamouras

NPL Youth Finals Series: Venue change from Macquarie Fields to LMRFF

All matches set down for Macquarie Field have been transferred next door to LMRFF, on the synthetic.

These are the times:
Saturday 31/8
16 Years 2 v 3 Hamilton Olympic FC v North Coast Football LMRFF, Field 1 kick off 2:45pm
15 Years 2 v 3 North Coast Football v Newcastle Jets Academy  kick off 4:25pm
13 Years 2 v 3 Hamilton Olympic FC v Broadmeadow Magic FC kick off 6:05pm
14 Years 2 v 3 Hamilton Olympic FC v Newcastle Jets Academy kick off 7:45pm

source: Tom Tsamouras

A big weekend for Hamilton Olympic teams

NPL Northern NSW Semi Final 1st Leg

⚽️ U20s – Olympic vs Broadmeadow
Saturday 4.15pm at Magic Park

NPL Youth Semi Final
Winners progress to next weeks Grand Final

⚽️ U16s – Olympic vs North Coast
Saturday 2.45pm at LMRFF Field 1

⚽️ U15s – Olympic vs Broadmeadow
Saturday 12.20pm at Adamstown Oval

⚽️ U14s – Olympic vs Jets Academy
Saturday 7.45pm at LMRFF

⚽️ U13s – Olympic vs Broadmeadow
Saturday 6.05pm at LMRFF

Zone League 2
Semi Final 2nd Leg
Saturday at Darling St

⚽️ 1st Grade Olympic (3) – (1) Kahibah
Kick off at 7.45pm

⚽️ 2nd Grade Olympic (0) – (1) Bolwarra
Kick off at 5.30pm

🏆Community Juniors Grand Finals

⚽️ 🏆 Over 35s Olympic vs Kahibah
Friday at Raymond Terrace kick off 8.00pm

⚽️ 🏆 Under 12s Olympic vs Lambton
Saturday at Raymond Terrace kick off 9.30am

Source: Tom Tsamouras

NNSW NPL Youth Finals series: Updated kick off times


Youth NPL semi-finals

Saturday 31/8/2019   15 Years  Hamilton Olympic vs Broadmeadow Magic at Adamstown Oval 12.20pm kick off

Saturday 31/8/2019   16 Years  Hamilton Olympic vs North Coast Football  at Macquarie Fields 2.30pm kick off

Saturday 31/8/2019   13 Years  Hamilton Olympic vs Broadmeadow Magic at Macquarie Fields 5.50pm kick off

Saturday 31/8/2019   14 Years  Hamilton Olympic vs Newcastle Jets Academy at Macquarie Fields 7.30pm kick off


Should Macquarie Field be deemed unplayable, matches will be moved to LMRFF with as close to the same kick off time as possible.

Should there be any issue with the North Coast Football match at Adamstown Oval, the match will move to LMRFF later in the day, in consultation with the club involved.

Should any games not involving NCF be postponed due to weather, these matches will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday night with venues TBA.

source: Tom Tsamouras



NNSW NPL Round 22:Hamilton Olympic finish the season with an emphatic 4-0 win over Valentine

Valentine Phoenix 0 def. by Hamilton Olympic 4 (Kawachi 9’, 82’, Papas 50’, Harrison 69’)

Sunday 25 August, 2:30 pm, CB Complex

It was the only game that didn’t possess any impact on the top six teams’ fight for the title and finals race, but it produced some entertaining moments as Hamilton ended their season on a high with a strong victory over Valentine.

The match started off with a couple of close chances for Rhys Cooper to nab the lead but it would be his teammate who not long later who score the first as Shinichi Kawachi delivered a picture-perfect free-kick that skewed into the side of the goal.

The Phoenix weren’t down and out by any means though and had half-chances through Bailey Garland but both were snuffed out by Olympic’s gloveman Jez Murray.

The second half began in the worst way possible for the hosts as Reece Papas did well to find himself on the end of a delicious Ren Fukumoto cross before heading it into the side of the net, and then not long after, Papas turned into the provider dishing up an assist to Kent Harrison who blasted in a shot from just inside the box.

The finishing touches to the match and their season would be applied late on in the game by Kawachi who knocked in a deflected shot to sound out a decisive win – their second in a row that might take a little bit of the pain off from what has been a rather disappointing season given their initial targets.

Olympic finish their year in seventh place with 25 points to the name, while the Phoenix ended 2019 in tenth, just one more point than they finished with last year.

Under 20s Olympic won 4-3
Under 18s Olympic won 6-1


Hamilton Olympic vs Adamstown at Darling St Oval

u16s lost 3-2

u15s won 3-0

u14s won 4-0

u13s lost 3-1


Maitland FC 3 (Cowburn 23’, C. Thornton 55’, A. Swan 90+3’) def. Newcastle Jets Youth 2 (Donnellan 1’, Smith 69’)

Sunday 25 August, 2:30 pm, Cooks Square Park

In an emotional and suspenseful day, Maitland secured their first-ever premiership downing the Jets Youth in a rollercoaster of a match which saw a late, stoppage-time winner putting an exclamation mark on a terrific regular-season.

The game started in disastrous fashion for the Magpies as young Jet Sam Donnellan pounced on a rather lapsing defence placing his shot low into the goal after less than a minute of action.

The hosts looked to try and kick into gear and came close on a number of occasions including a Joel Wood shot that ricocheted into the upright.

A big sigh of relief was felt across the packed-out ground, followed by jubilant cheers as Nick Cowburn finally found the equaliser thanks to a deflected shot.

Battling for the Golden Boot, Wood had a phenomenal chance to move up the rankings in a one-on-one situation, but the Jets and Young Socceroos goalkeeper Noah James won the duel making a dashing save to his right.

The Magpies continued to knock on the door for a leading goal in the second half, and eventually, it came off a corner kick that found captain Carl Thornton unmarked at the back post who easily touched it home, but his goal was quickly cancelled out by a wild volley down the other end from Riley Smith.

With news coming through to the ground that Lambton had a large margin over Edgeworth, the sense of tussle faded from the contest, but the hosts weren’t happy with a draw and continued their search for a late winner.

Cowburn looked for all money like he would be the one to find it after stepping up to take a penalty kick, but his shot from the spot went wide into the post, but thankfully with just minutes to go in stoppage time, a goal was found.

Andrew Swan was the man who climbed above everyone else from a corner kick and headed his shot high into the goal sending the large home crowd into a frenzy and one that would continue right through the Premiers trophy and medal presentation.

With the Mayor, Northern NSW Football and tons of local fans on hand, the Maitland players were awarded new medals replicated from an old medal awarded to the Minmi Rangers Premiers back in 1905.

While the Magpies have now won their first piece of silverware as a club, and entry into the National Premier Leagues Finals, the side won’t be able to party too hard though as they’ll need to turn their attention quickly back to the league and their semi-final opponent Broadmeadow Magic if they want to feature in this year’s Grand Final.

Lambton Jaffas 3 (Sutton 21’, Crowley 24’ (P), Remington 82’) def. Edgeworth Eagles 0

Sunday 25 August, 2:30 pm, Arthur Edden Oval

It was the match that possessed the most implications for the rest of the top four participants and while Edgeworth were hoping to potentially spoil Maitland’s premiers party and attain their fifth straight title, it was the Jaffas who showed their might to retain their spot in the finals.

Lambton fired out of the blocks quickly almost leading to an early goal to Braedyn Crowley whose shot cannoned into the crossbar after just four minutes of play.

Crowley would keep up his attacking pressure though and his efforts played pivotal in grabbing the first goal of the game after beating a defender in the box and placing a pass on a platter for Josh Sutton to score from extremely close range.

Minutes later, Crowley would again strike, this time with a successful penalty kick conversion after Sutton was dragged down in the box by Edgeworth’s Noah Steinerts.

Down by two goals and the premiership all but slipped away, the Eagles searched high and wide for a way back into the contest with youngster Archie Finn looking like the man who might come up with something, but his efforts couldn’t break past the Jaffas’ defence.

Will McFarlane stopped a certain goal on the line clearing away a bumbling effort with his head, and down the other end, Crowley and Sutton continued to run rampant over the Edgeworth back-line leading to a third and decisive goal.

Sutton ran from deep in his own half before playing a pinpoint pass into the feet of Luke Remington who comfortably slotted away a one-on-one effort to not only secure their finals position but also leapfrog the Eagles into second place in the final ladder.

Both sides will become even more familiar with one another now as they are both booked to take on another in the upcoming semi-final legs for the second year in a row.

Broadmeadow Magic 1 (J. Virgili 22’) def. Charlestown City Blues 0

Sunday 25 August, 2:30 pm, Magic Park

Given the result that was encountered just a few kilometres away at Arthur Edden Oval, Broadmeadow and Charlestown fought off for the last remaining semi-finals spot which Magic successfully seized following a James Virgili strike that proved to be the only difference.

Boasting the best offensive record in the competition, the Magicians showed their attacking mettle early on almost leading to another first-goal-of-the-game for Mitch Oxborrow who had his blistering shot parried away by the Goalkeeper of the Year, Nate Archbold.

Archbold was again called upon by his defence on a James Virgili shot, but it was only minutes later which saw that same player beat the Charlestown keeper in terrific fashion.

John Majurovski managed a headed flick-on to an incoming Virgili who caught Archbold off his line with a magnificent chipped finish to take his overall tally to 13 and give his side the advantage.

Only needing a draw to send themselves into the finals, the Blues stepped up their quest to find the needed equaliser and had a golden opportunity when Kane Goodchild expertly made himself some room to score from close range, but Magic keeper Paul Bitz pulled off a smothering save.

Early in the second half, Charlestown went close on multiple occasions – Riley McNaughton had a rocketing long shot clipped the top of the crossbar, Jamie Byrnes had a couple of efforts, and McNaughton went agonisingly close again almost catching Bitz lapping on a free-kick.

The tides of the match would quickly change though when Kevin Davison was shown a straight red card for his lunging challenge on Kristian Brymora.

With just minutes to go, Justin Broadley was also shown a red card following a second yellow card infringement, but his side would be able to hang onto their slim lead and hang onto a chance to defend their Grand Final crown in the finals.

For the fifth straight season, Charlestown will miss out on finals despite mustering one of the highest points-totals in their recent history.

For Broadmeadow, it’s a fifth consecutive season playing finals football and although the side did it the hard way to sneak into the top four, coach Ruben Zadkovich said he was extremely delighted with his team’s efforts.

“I’m really proud of the way the boys have battled through a tricky period…they deserve to be there for sure,” Zadkovich said.

“We had about six weeks in a row, where things just didn’t go our way…we found ourselves in a bit of a hole.

“I think we’re in a really good spot. When the big games roll around, they really know how to dig in and fight.”

Although Magic wasn’t able to keep up in the premiership race that they ran in for the majority of the year, Zadkovich confessed he and the club were still viewing this year as a strong success, especially if the team can qualify for back-to-back Grand Finals.

“It would have been nice to get that premiership and unfortunately just fell a bit short there, but we’ve done enough to be in the mix for the championship,” he said.

“I think it’s been a massively successful season for our club. We’ve won the club championship, our 20s have won the premiership and our first grade team have scored the most goals in the comp and are a chance of going back-to-back so I think it’s been a really successful year, but obviously winning something at the end of it is the most important thing at First Grade level and that’s what we intend to do.

“With the Grand Final at home this year, that’s where we want to be.”

Weston Bears 5 (Buswell 14’, Lundy 54’, 68’, Burston 66’, Tjien-Fooh 73’) def. Lake Macquarie City Roosters 2 (Walker 71’, Cox 76’)

Sunday 25 August, 2:30 pm, Rockwell Automation Park

Weston needed a lot of results to go their way if they wanted to play finals football and although they completed one of those with a strong win over opponents, Lakes, they were praying for a Lambton loss which ultimately never came.

Regardless, the Bears looked switched on and ready to go right from the first whistle and Cooper Buswell managed to find himself on the scoresheet following a lovely chipped finish to give his side an early lead.

While only one goal was encountered in the first half, there were goals galore in the second as Regan Lundy found two – one was squeezed in past Roosters’ goalkeeper Stuart Plant’s near post, while the other was blasted from an off-balanced position – and Jackson Burston found the back of the net too giving the hosts a four-goal cushion.

Lakes were able to answer back to the onslaught with a goal courtesy of captain Sam Walker who poked in a cross from Sam Webb but were almost instantly met with a reply from Weston as Jason Tjien-Fooh scored his team’s fifth with a low, driven shot.

Charlie Cox scored a second, and consolation goal for the Roosters although the goal may have proved vital for the visitors in securing ninth place, just edging out their rivals Valentine on one goal in goal differential.

The Bears finished big winners in the last round, but their win would see them end the year just one point shy of the top four.

Assistant coach at Weston, Craig Stoker, said that despite the team falling just short of a finals return, he and the coaching staff were ultimately happy with the way they performed this year and was confident that success would come in the near future.

“They’re hurting. They know they were good enough to compete in the finals,” Stoker said.

“During the week, not once did they talk about not making the semis. They were focused on the job all week.

“They showed they were disappointed, but there’s already a good vibe for the next season coming up. I guess out of a negative comes a positive.

“The good thing about it is I know next year they’re going to be a lot better for it. They’re already talking about next season.

“It’s a good group to be around and it’s a group that will win something in the following years…the club is in a good position.” 

Adamstown Rosebud had the bye.


Hamilton Olympic welcomes Anthony Marenghi, who has joined the club for the 2020 season.

The club would like to warmly welcome on board Anthony Marenghi, who has joined the club for the 2020 season.

Anthony hails from Scotland, and just recently arrived in Newcastle. An attacking mid fielder/ striker, Anthony  started out his youth career with Rangers, and has played for Ayr United and Stranraer FC in the Scottish Divisions. Just 26 years of age, Anthony will add much to the club’s attacking options.

Anthony is keen to find employment in Newcastle. He has had experience in the retail game, but is willing to give anything a go. If you believe you can help out the club’s new recruit in finding employment, please give Con a call on 0423221352.

source: Tom Tsamouras

NNSW NPL Senior and Youth Semi Final programme


                                                     National Premier Leagues Semi Finals – Seniors | Week 1
Date Age Group Match-up Home Team v Away Team Venue KO Time
Saturday 31/8 1st Grade 4v1 Broadmeadow Magic FC v Maitland FC Magic Park 6:00pm
Saturday 31/8 20 Years 4v1 Hamilton Olympic FC v Broadmeadow Magic FC Magic Park 4:15pm
Saturday 31/8 18 Years 4v1 Edgeworth FC v Newcastle Jets Academy Magic Park 2:30pm
Sunday 1/9 1st Grade 3v2 Edgeworth FC v Lambton Jaffas FC Jack McLaughlan Oval 2:30pm
Sunday 1/9 20 Years 3v2 Lake Macquarie City FC v Newcastle Jets Academy Jack McLaughlan Oval 12:30pm
Sunday 1/9 18 Years 3v2 Charlestown City Blues FC v Adamstown Rosebud FC Jack McLaughlan Oval 10:30am
National Premier Leagues Semi Finals – Seniors | Week 2
Saturday 7/9 1st Grade 2v3 Lambton Jaffas FC v Edgeworth FC Arthur Edden Oval 3:00pm
Saturday 7/9 20 Years 2v3 Newcastle Jets Academy v Lake Macquarie City FC Arthur Edden Oval 1:00pm
Saturday 7/9 18 Years 2v3 Adamstown Rosebud FC v Charlestown City Blues FC Arthur Edden Oval 11:00am
Sunday 8/9 1st Grade 1v4 Maitland FC v Broadmeadow Magic FC Cooks Square Park 3:00pm
Sunday 8/9 20 Years 1v4 Broadmeadow Magic FC v Hamilton Olympic FC Cooks Square Park 1:00pm
Sunday 8/9 18 Years 1v4 Newcastle Jets Academy v Edgeworth FC Cooks Square Park 11:00am
National Premier Leagues Grand Finals – Seniors
Sunday 15/9 1st Grade TBC v TBC Magic Park 3:00pm
Sunday 15/9 20 Years TBC v TBC Magic Park 1:00pm
Sunday 15/9 18 Years TBC v TBC Magic Park 11:00am
National Premier Leagues Youth – Semi Finals
Date Age Group Match-up Home Team v Away Team Venue KO Time
Saturday 31/8 13 Years 1 v 4 Newcastle Jets Academy v Adamstown Rosebud FC Adamstown Oval 9:00am
Saturday 31/8 14 Years 1 v 4 Broadmeadow Magic FC v North Coast Football Adamstown Oval 10:40am
Saturday 31/8 15 Years 1 v 4 Hamilton Olympic FC v Broadmeadow Magic FC Adamstown Oval 12:20pm
Saturday 31/8 16 Years 1 v 4 Newcastle Jets Academy v Lambton Jaffas FC Adamstown Oval 2:00pm
Saturday 31/8 13 Years 2 v 3 Hamilton Olympic FC v Broadmeadow Magic FC Macquarie Field 12:00pm
Saturday 31/8 14 Years 2 v 3 Hamilton Olympic FC v Newcastle Jets Academy Macquarie Field 1:40pm
Saturday 31/8 15 Years 2 v 3 North Coast Football v Newcastle Jets Academy Macquarie Field 3:20pm
Saturday 31/8 16 Years 2 v 3 Hamilton Olympic FC v North Coast Football Macquarie Field 5:00pm
National Premier Leagues Youth – Grand Finals
Date Age Group Home Team v Away Team Venue KO Time
Saturday 7/9 13 Years TBC v TBC Darling Street Oval 9:00am
Saturday 7/9 14 Years TBC v TBC Darling Street Oval 11:00am
Saturday 7/9 15 Years TBC v TBC Darling Street Oval 1:00pm
Saturday 7/9 16 Years TBC v TBC Darling Street Oval 3:00pm

source: Tom Tsamouras

NNSW NPL ROUND 22: Hamilton Olympic are away to Valentine Phoenix

Valentine Phoenix (9th) vs. Hamilton Olympic (7th)

CB Complex

It’s the one game of the final matchday that doesn’t have any impact on how the premiership or finals race shapes up, but it will still be important for both Valentine and Hamilton who will be hoping to end their seasons with one last win.

Olympic pulled off a tremendous 3-2 win in the Red and Blue Derby win in their last outing, while the Phoenix managed to avoid the wooden spoon with a Lake Mac Derby draw and will now be hopeful of retaining their ninth place.

Their defence has struggled all year, but Valentine managed to keep their first clean sheet last weekend with usual-winger Josh Carroll featuring predominantly in the back-line to earn a spot in the NPL NNSW Team of the Week.

The Phoenix defence almost kept out Hamilton earlier in the year, but a late stoppage time equaliser denied them of the victory and one that would have been their first against Olympic since 2011.

While neither team can move higher up the table, both can fall down one spot depending on other results.

NNSW NPL Round 22                                                                                      Valentine vs Olympic on Sunday 25th August at CB Complex

1st Grade kick off at 2.30pm
Under 20s kick off at 12.40pm                     

Under 18s kick off at 10.55am

NPL Youth
Olympic vs Adamstown Saturday 24 August at Darling St Oval
⚽️Under 16s kick off 3.00pm
⚽️Under15s kick off  1.20pm
⚽️Under 14s kick off 11.40am
⚽️Under 13s kick off 10.00am

Zone League 2
1st Leg Semi Final
Sunday at Kahibah Oval
⚽️1st Grade Kahibah vs Olympic ko 6.45pm
⚽️2nd Grade Olympic vs Bolwarra ko 5.00pm


Maitland FC (1st) vs. Newcastle Jets Youth (8th)

Cooks Square Park

It’s been one incredible season for the Maitland Magpies and all they have to do now is win one last match against the Jets Youth to secure the club’s first-ever NPL Northern NSW premiership* (the club and NNSWF recently discovered their previously-considered 1980 title was actually that of a second-tier premiership).

Edgeworth trail Maitland by two points, but possess a better goal differential meaning the current league-leaders cannot afford to drop any points if in fact the Eagles pick up a victory.

Form is certainly in the favour of the title hunters as the Magpies haven’t tasted defeat in the past five matches and have only been beaten once in the past 12, while for the young Jets the past few weeks have been tough with six consecutive weeks without a win, including a devastating 5-0 loss last weekend to Broadmeadow.

The Jets have been missing a multitude of names to international duties and the senior squad but still have very capable stars such as Maki Petratos, Jack Simmons and Joey O’Connor who might be able to spoil Maitland’s party.

The black and white had a close-call with the Jets last time out winning 2-1 thanks to early goals from Ryan Clarke and Joel Wood – the latter is also in a battle of his own to take out the Golden Boot of which he currently co-leads with Braedyn Crowley (Lambton) with 13 goals.

While Maitland’s forwards have been in full-force in recent weeks managing to score 13 from their last five outings, the defence has also shone keeping two clean sheets in as many weeks

With a basically fully-fit and full-strength squad to pick from for the remainder of the year, the Magpies look set to not only take out their first title, but also do some damage in the finals, however coach Mick Bolch was quick to state that the side needs to keep their focus.

“As far I’m concerned, the group just had to take ownership of it,” Bolch said. “It’s all in their own hands.

“It’s been a Grand Final for us for the last five weeks.

“If the group want it that bad, no one is going to stop them from getting it.

“You don’t win many premierships. Some blokes play their whole career and don’t get a crack at it. They are hard to come by.

“They’re [Jets Youth] a bit on an unknown. You don’t know what kind of team they’re going to put out, so we’ve got to concentrate on what we’re doing.”

Lambton Jaffas (4th) vs. Edgeworth Eagles (2nd)

Arthur Edden Oval

These two sides have met one another in the past two post-seasons – in the Grand Final in 2017, and a thrilling semi-final tie in 2018 – but this time around Edgeworth have the chance to dispatch the Jaffas from the top four, however they too can end any hopes for the Eagles capturing a historic premiership.

Edgeworth are just two points behind the Magpies in first and will be praying that the Jets Youth can manage an upset result, but none of that will mean anything though if the Eagles don’t produce a win against Lambton.

Sitting just inside the cusp of the top four though, the Jaffas need to win to cement their position in the finals – anything else may see them fall out – but given their recent form which has seen them remain undefeated over the past five games with just one goal conceded, the hosts this Sunday will be feeling confident.

They went down 2-0 to the defending premiers in the earlier meeting this year but this time Edgeworth are heading into the contest having played a mid-week fixture going down 5-1 to the Newcastle Jets in the FFA Cup Round of 16.

Star midfielder Keanu Moore missed out on the big cup match and adds to a long-list of missing players for the Eagles but the Jaffas are too without their stars – the most-recent of those being midfield maestro Michael Kantarovski.

Edgeworth’s coach Damian Zane said he’s thinks his side will be able to cover the tired legs the Newcastle Jets game has brought.

“It’s going to be tough. You go from the highs of the cup, to a bumpy pitch at Arthur Edden,” he joked.

“It’s just about winning a game. It’s important we win going into the semis.

“Everyone’s written off the Jets Youth, but it’s just important for us to back up a pretty decent performance last week with another good one.

“I can’t see Maitland losing, but again, it’s not really about that it’s just important we do our job and win the game and go into the semis with some good form.”

Broadmeadow Magic (5th) vs. Charlestown City Blues (3rd)

Magic Park

Broadmeadow will host Charlestown in the final round in what is potentially a do-or-die clash for both sides in their quest to feature in this year’ semi-finals.

Only one point separates the two teams and it looks that only a point will keep the Blues alive in the top four, however for Magic, if they drop points, they become extremely reliant on how Lambton and Weston perform.

The hosts this Sunday lost out to their opponents, 3-1 in the first encounter in the year and although they picked up a massive 5-0 win last weekend over the Jets Youth, before that they endured a three-week winless drought while Charlestown have yet to lose one of their past six matches.

The defence of the Blues have been an area of incredible improvement in the second half of the year that’s seen them only concede six goals since Round 12 and a whopping six clean sheets since Round 12 – three of those have come in their last three outings – all spearheaded by their rock-solid goalkeeper, Nate Archbold.

While Charlestown’s defence has been firm, the attack of the Magicians has been their key strength this season and is statistically the best in the league and although James Virgili may not feature due to injury, John Majurovski and Kale Bradbery produced some terrific link-up play last weekend and will need to once again showcase that combination in his potential absence.

Weston Bears (6th) vs. Lake Macquarie City Roosters (10th)

Rockwell Automation Park

After experiencing defeat at the hands of Edgeworth last weekend, Weston have been placed in a difficult scenario of qualifying for finals and one that isn’t in their hands.

The Bears will need to beat Lakes this weekend and hope that Lambton don’t manage to defeat the Eagles, but don’t expect the Roosters to go out without a fight.

Lakes played out a scoreless draw with Valentine in the Lake Mac Derby to avoid the wooden spoon and although it initially seems there isn’t much to play for this weekend, the recent announcement that coach Nick Webb won’t be returning to Speers Point next year, the team will be hoping to send him out on a winner.

What isn’t in the favour of this Sunday’s visitors is the fact that they haven’t mustered a goal in their past three games while Weston are still the only team in the competition who haven’t been kept to nil in a match this year.

It was a comfortable 4-0 victory for the Bears when they met the Roosters earlier in the year and their home of Bear Park has been a place of despair for the visitors who haven’t managed a win at the venue since 2011.

While the Bears are playing for much more than that of Lakes, with attacking weapons such as Sam Walker in their side, expect the visitors to make Weston work for a victory.

Adamstown Rosebud (11th) have the bye.


A great weekend for Hamilton Olympic teams

🏆 U15s wrapped up the premiership with a 2 nil win, winning the competition undefeated!! The win wrapped it up with a game to go on Coach Doug West’s birthday- congratulations to all concerned.

NPL Youth
Charlestown City vs Olympic
Under 16s Olympic won 4-0
Under 15s Olympic won 2-0
Under 14s drew 1-1
Under 13s  Olympic won 2-0

Zone League 2
Olympic vs Hunter Simba
1st Grade Olympic won 3-2
2nd Grade Hunter Simba won 6-2

Community Junior Major Semi Finals

Over 35s Olympic 1-0 Nelson Bay
Under 12/A Olympic 2-1 Lambton (AET)

Both Teams now progress the Grand Final
Over 35s play at Raymond Terrace
Friday 30 August kick off 8.00pm

Under 12s play at Raymond Terrace
Saturday 31 August kick off 9.00am

Source: Tom Tsamouras

NNSW NPL ROUND 21: Hamilton Olympic have a bye

1st Grade bye
Under 20s bye

⚽️Under 18s Olympic vs Mid North Coast
Sunday at LMRFF
Kick off 4.30pm

NPL Youth
Charlestown City vs Olympic
Saturday at Lisle Carr Oval
⚽️Under 16s kick off 2.30pm
⚽️Under15s kick off 12.50pm
⚽️Under 14s kick off 11.10am
⚽️Under 13s kick off 9.30am

Zone League 2
Olympic vs Hunter Simba
Saturday at Tech College
⚽️1st Grade kick off 2.30pm
⚽️2nd Grade Kick off 12.45pm
A win for 2nd Grade will crown the Premiers!

Community Junior Major Semi Finals

⚽️Over 35s Olympic vs Nelson Bay
Friday kick off 8.00pm at Seaham/Bowthorne

⚽️Under 12/A Olympic vs Lambton
Saturday kick off 9.00am at Tilligerry

SAP 9s and SAP 10s
Olympic vs Broadmeadow
Sunday at Darling Street

Matches kicking off at 10.00am.

source:  Tom Tsamouras