Edgeworth FC

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Edgeworth FC
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Full name Edgeworth Football Club
Nickname(s) Eagles
Ground Jack McLaughlan Oval
Ground Capacity 1,000
Ground Coordinates 32°55′33″S 151°37′17″E / 32.925949°S 151.621463°E / -32.925949; 151.621463Coordinates: 32°55′33″S 151°37′17″E / 32.925949°S 151.621463°E / -32.925949; 151.621463
Head coach Damian Zane
League NPL Northern NSW
2015 1st
Website Club home page

Edgeworth Football Club is an Australian semi-professional football club based in the suburb of Edgeworth, in Newcastle, New South Wales. The club currently competes in the National Premier Leagues Northern NSW.

History[edit]

The suburb of Edgeworth was known as Young Wallsend until 1960.[1] The first recorded football match involving a Young Wallsend team took place on 14 May 1892, when Minmi Rangers defeated Young Wallsend 3-0 at the Young Wallsend ground.[2]

For most of the 20th century a lower-league club, Edgeworth won promotion into the Northern New South Wales 1st Division in 1973.[3] Edgeworth made the 1st Division grand final in 1977, only to be defeated 1-0 by Weston.[4] This loss was avenged in 1978, when Edgeworth emerged as unbeaten minor premiers and defeated Weston 2-0 in the grand final.[4]

Edgeworth's most successful period was when they finished first on the Northern New South Wales State League ladder from 1998 to 2000.

On 21 June 2015, Edgeworth qualified for the 2015 FFA Cup round of 32 after defeating Adamstown Rosebud 3–0 in the final qualifying round.[5] A goal in injury time to Melbourne City eliminated Edgeworth 2–1 in the round of 32.

Edgeworth were premiers of the 2015 National Premier League Northern NSW winning the league by three points. They were also champions after winning the grand final 2–0 over Hamilton Olympic.

Winning the premiership qualified Edgeworth for the 2015 National Premier League Finals. Edgeworth were drawn away to Moreton Bay United in the quarter final however lost the game 3–1.

Current squad[edit]

[6] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Australia GK Jim Fogarty
2 Australia FW Daniel McBreen
3 Australia DF Domenico Bizzari
4 Australia DF Patrick Wheeler
5 Australia DF Ayden Brice
6 Australia MF Lachlan Pasquale
7 Australia FW Bren Abbott-Hammel
8 Australia MF Daniel Minors
9 Australia MF Brody Taylor
10 Australia MF Keanu Moore
No. Position Player
11 Australia MF Dylan Holz
12 Australia MF Aden Gardner
13 Australia MF Bailey Garland
14 Australia FW Chris Fayers
15 Australia DF Josh Evans
16 Australia DF Sam Maxwell
17 Japan FW Keigo Moriyasu
18 Australia DF Will Bower
19 Australia DF Aaron McLoughlin
20 Australia GK Joshua Low


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edgeworth: Community History". Lake Macquarie History. Lake Mac Libraries. Retrieved 13 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Minmi Rangers v Young Wallsend". Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate. 18 May 1892. Retrieved 13 September 2016 – via Trove. 
  3. ^ "Northern NSW Past Seasons and Results". Football in Australia. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Australia - List of Regional Champions". RSSSF Archive. The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "Edgeworth and Broadmeadow into FFA Cup round of 32". nbnnews.com.au. Retrieved 27 June 2015. 
  6. ^ http://www.theffacup.com.au/article/preview-westfield-ffa-cup-round-of-16-md-2/gwate0ocehdi1epj9qurup6kv

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