NPL: Edgeworth take stock for trial against Western Sydney Wanderers

Josh Evans
Josh Evans

Edgeworth will take no chances with minor injury concerns against Western Sydney Wanderers in a closed trial at Pluim Park in Lisarow on Wednesday night.

RD 22: Saturday: Jaffas v Jets Youth (2.30pm), Hamilton v Broadmeadow (6pm). Sunday (all 2.30pm): Maitland v Adamstown, Edgeworth v Lakes, Weston v Valentine.

RD 22: Saturday: Jaffas v Jets Youth (2.30pm), Hamilton v Broadmeadow (6pm). Sunday (all 2.30pm): Maitland v Adamstown, Edgeworth v Lakes, Weston v Valentine.

The Eagles host Lake Macquarie on Sunday potentially needing a result to clinch a third consecutive premiership, meaning the likes of Josh Evans, Dylan Holz (hamstring), Dom Bizzarri (side) and Aaron McLoughlin (ankle) are unlikely to feature against Wanderers.

** Incoming Lake Macquarie coach Nick Webb is excited about next year after re-signing Sam and Tom Walker and already recruiting at least two experienced players from other clubs.

Webb was announced as Anthony Richards’ replacement at the Roosters on July 30 and has moved quickly to build his squad.

“Richo has done a great job there and the nucleus of the side is very good, so if we can had some experienced NPL players into that, it can only get better,” Webb said.

Webb has his last game in charge of Rosebud at Maitland on Sunday. Although disappointed when overlooked for the Adamstown job past this year, he was grateful for the mid-season chance to take over from Peter McGuinness.

“Adamstown gave me a good opportunity and without it I probably wouldn’t have got the chance at Lakes,” he said.

** Maitland are believed to have secured the Swan twins, Mat and Andrew, from Hamilton for next year.

** Cooks Hill claimed the Northern League One premiership with a 5-3 win over New Lambton on Saturday. They play Thornton away on Saturday and Belmont Swansea host Kahibah on Sunday in first-leg semis.