Defending champions Edgeworth began their title defence with victory over Lambton whilst Broadmeadow demolished Adamstown at Magic Park on a big first Round of PS4 NPL Football.
The Eagles had to come from behind to defeat the Jaffas. John Majurovski scored the first goal shortly after half time to put the home side ahead.
Just as it looked as if the points were staying at Edden Field, the final 10 minutes belonged to Edgeworth.
New signing Daniel McBreen opened his 2016 NPL account with a goal in the 82nd minute to lock it up at 1 all.
Four minutes later the Jaffas were broken when Keanu Moore scored the match winner to give Edgeworth a 2-1 win on the opening day.
At Magic Park, Broadmeadow set a cracking pace to put everyone on notice with a 7 goal display.
It took just over 20 minutes though for the first goal with Kale Bradbery scoring his first of two. Peter Haynes got on the score sheet just before half time to give the home side a 2 nil lead.
The second half was a goalfest, with James Virgilli scoring an amazing hat trick in 13 minutes. 5 nil to Broadmeadow, and the game was gone for the Rosebuds and there was still 30 minutes to play.
In the 63rd minute Bradbery had his second and it was a matter of how many the men in red could score.
Magic took their foot off the pedal but the final 20 minutes still produced three goals. Adamstown got on the scoreboard thanks to Alex Read and Paul Matthews.
The final blow came in injury time when Daniel Casciaroli added a seventh goal to finish off what was a miserable day for Adamstown.
At Weston, A Garry McDermott hat-trick wasn’t enough for the Bears to take maximum points. Cameron Joice put the Jets ahead after half an hour but two goals from McDermott put the Bears ahead 2-1 at the break.
The second half produced more goals with an own goal from the Bears to tie it up at 2 all. Shortly after followed McDermotts third with just over an hour gone.
Weston’s lead didn’t last long however, as Andrew Pawiak scored the equaliser for a 3 all final score.
In the other games, Valentine FC and Charlestown City shared the points at Lisle Carr Field whilst at Cook Square Park it was a nil all draw between Hamilton Olympic and Maitland.
ROUND 1 RESULTS
EDGEWORTH 2 (D McBreen & K Moore) defeated LAMBTON 1 (J Majurovski)
BROADMEADOW 7 (J Virgilli 3,K Bardbery 2, P Haynes & D Casciaroli) defeated ADAMSTOWN 2 (A Read & P Matthews)
CHARLESTOWN CITY 2 (unknown) drew with VALENTINE FC 2 (B Olzomer & W Kam)
WESTON WORKERS 3 (G McDermott 3) drew with JETS YOUTH 3 (C Joice, A Pawiak & own goal)
MAITLAND 0 drew with HAMILTON 0