1207, 2019

Magpies to Carry Cup Costs

THE Maitland Magpies will need to bear the cost of the $15,000 of mobile floodlighting, required to play their FFA Cup round of 32 fixture against the Central Coast Mariners at Maitland Sportsground.Maitland FC president Ray Watkins said Maitland City Council had turned down a request from the club for help in providing support to bring the Sportsground up to standard.The Cup tie is to be played on July 31 and Watkins said the club had resisted the less costly option of playing the game at either Broadmeadow or Edgeworth because of the importance of holding the game in Maitland."Because [...]

807, 2019

Magpies and Magic can’t be Separated

THE Maitland Magpies and Broadmeadow Magic could not be separated finishing in a 2-all draw in what was billed as potential minor premiership deciding game at Cooks Square Park on Sunday. "We've still got a couple of games in hand so it was not a bad result after a pretty physical game," Magpies assistant coach Gavin Wolfe said after the game. After an eventful weekend of matches Edgeworth, who have played 15 games, top the table with 29 points after a 4-1 win against Hamilton after they trailed until the 73rd minute. Magic and the Weston Bears both are on [...]

807, 2019

Magpies and Magic play out 2-all draw

"A point's a point, overall it's not a bad result," Wolfe said. "The boys have had a pretty decent playing load coming into this game, it was a heavy pitch and we've got a pretty decent load of games coming up so not a bad result at all." Midfield stars Matt Thompson and Ryan Broadley played about 10 and 15 minutes respectively in their return from injury, but will have bigger roles in Maitland's next two fixtures an away game against Lambton Jaffas on Wednesday and at home next Sunday against Charlestown City Blues. Ryan Clarke was sidelined after suffering [...]

507, 2019

Magpies in crunch game for title hopes

"He will certainly play a role in those three games." "Ralphy Broadley is back in training, so realistically the only ones we are missing at the moment are Grant Brown and Sean Pratt. "It's starting to come back together. Cowby comes in this week and Matt Thompson as well, so that's another two A-League players." "We all know that we've had a pretty threadbare squad for the past month and the young boys have stepped up." "We've won every game so it will be a tough call this weekend whether everyone comes into the starting side or if we [...]

507, 2019

Minor premiership on line for Magpies

THE Maitland Mapgies can put one hand on the Northern NSW NPL minor premiers trophy with victory against Broadmeadow Magic at Cooks Square Park on Saturday. A win would leave the Magpies just one point be- hind Magic but with two games in hand, a loss would leave them seven points adrift and facing an uphill battle to make up the gap with seven games to play before the play-offs. Maitland begins a season-defining week on Sunday with the game against Magic followed by a midweek catch-up game away to Lambton Jaffas on Wednesday, followed by a Sunday home fixture [...]

107, 2019

FFA Cup tie at Sportsground

THE Maitland Magpies historic round of 32 FFA Cup tie will be held at the Maitland Sportsground on Wednesday, July 31. The date and venue were confirmed by Northern NSW Football on Friday, but unfortunately it will not be the live telecast game on Foxtel. However, there will be live crosses to the venue during the game for updates. Details on the cost of lighting for the venue are still to be finalised. It will cost up to $16,000 to bring in additional lighting to lift the sportsground to the required 500 lux level. Magpies president Ray Watkins said [...]

2806, 2019

Magpies gear up for Big Month

Bolch said he noticed a change in attitude at the club after the 4-0 loss to Hamilton Olympic, the Magpies' last loss before their current four win streak in the league and six overall. "The boys knew that the effort and our performance on the day was not what was expected and not what we are about. Since then the whole squad has clicked into gear. "The last two games the Valentine game and the Weston game it's been Tommy Duggan and Louis Townsend who stood up and scored the winning goal. "The first week it was a Tommy [...]

2806, 2019

FFA Cup Fever hits Maitland

A ROAR went across the lounge at The George Tavern when it was revealed the Maitland Magpies would play Central Coast Mariners in the FFA Cup round of 32. The Maitland FC players and supporters had gathered together to watch the draw on Fox Sports and everything they hoped for was delivered. "The buzz around the club is electric. When we got drawn a cheer went up around the whole pub," Magpies coach Mick Bolch said. "Everyone is really excited about it." "We'll give it a red-hot crack and back ourselves but at the end of the day being [...]

2606, 2019

Home tie the goal

IT IS potentially the biggest game in the Maitland Magpies history and they need help to ensure a FFA Cup round of 32 fixture can be broadcast nationally out of the city. The Magpies learn tonight who and where they will be playing when the round of 32 fixtures are drawn live on Fox Sports News. And there is a better than 50-50 chance it will be a home game, potentially against an A-League opponent. Magpies president Ray Watkins said the playing surface at Cooks Square Park, thanks to Maitland City Council and the state government, was now one of [...]

2406, 2019

Maitland beat Weston 3-1

THE Maitland Magpies have squared the El Clasical ledger for 2019 and closed the gap on league leaders Weston with a 3-1 win at Cooks Square Park on Sunday. It was a sweet win for the injury-depleted Magpies after the Bears won the first encounter 2-1 at Bears Park back in March. "It's always sweet to get a win over the Bears," former Bear Liam Thornton said after the match. "It's a big game for Carl and myself after having played there so long. We have a lot of fond memories and good friends there, but it's [...]


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