EDGEWORTH look set to lose German imports Marco Di Biccari and Ali Parhizi for at least one game after a drama charged 2-all draw with Newcastle Jets youth team in the Northern NSW State League game at Jack McLaughlan Oval on Saturday.
In a disaster for the Eagles, Di Biccari limped off in the first minute with a hamstring injury and countryman Parhizi, who was only cleared this week, was sent off late after a second yellow card.
Di Bicarri will have scans this week. Parhizi receives an automatic week suspension will miss the visit by Hamilton Olympic next Sunday.
The Eagles led twice against the Jets but had to settle for a share of the points after playing the final 15 minutes with 10 men.
Joel Woods’ early goal was cancelled out by a freekick to Jets midfielder Koh Satake to be tied at half time.
Zac Hill regained the lead for the home side before Radovan Pavicevic equalised with a long-range effort.
‘‘Edgeworth are good team so to come back twice showed the boys have a good mentality,’’ Jets coach Clayton Zane said.
‘‘We started a bit slow but I thought there was only one team that was going to run away with.
‘‘We had a lot of the ball. First half we didn’t use it well but second half we were better and should have scored a couple of goals.’’
In the other game Saturday, Peter Haynes scored a hat-trick to steer premiers Broadmeadow Magic to a 3-1 win over Valentine Phoenix at Cahill Oval.
Brady Parker set up two and Chris Berlin the other with cut backs from the by-line which Haynes finished in clinical fashion.
The only downside for Magic were injuries to Hakan Canli (hamstring) and Matt Commerford (ankle).
In Sunday’s games, Lake Macquarie are at home to Charlestown, South Cardiff host Weston and Hamilton Olympic take on Lambton Jaffas at Darling St Oval.