NPL: Hamilton and Broadmeadow clash over signing of Jets Youth player

IN DEMAND: Attacking midfielder Cody Carroll, who has trained with the Newcastle A-League squad, in action for the Jets Youth side last year. Picture: Marina NeilTENSIONS have risen between traditional rivals Hamilton and Broadmeadow over the signing of Newcastle Jets Youth player Cody Carroll.


The Herald was told Hamilton had signed Carroll as part of former Jets Youth coach and incoming Olympic bossPeter McGuinness’squad for next season four weeks ago, butMagic have since lured themidfielder to their club for 2018.

Hamilton president George Sofianos did not want to comment on the situation and Broadmeadow counterpart Steve Foteff said it was a “storm in a tea cup”.

However, the Herald understands there have been exchanges between the clubs over the matter, which has incensed Olympic.

**Whitebridge High School beat Saint John Paul College, Coffs Harbour,3-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw on Tuesday to advance to the Bill Turner Cup (15 years boys’) semi-finals.

Whitebridge High scored in the 21st minute via Jonny Middleby but the hosts equalised in the 39th throughKomotee Barney.

** Former Broadmeadow and Lambton Jaffas midfielder Cal Lewis scored four goals as premiers Cooks Hill powered into Northern League One grand final with a 7-1 demolition of Thornton.

The victory on Sunday, featuring a double from former Weston and South Cardiff player Lee Ashton, gave Cooks Hill a 10-1 aggregate semi-final win and a meeting with Belmont Swansea on Sunday at Magic Park.

Daniel Rufo scored in extra-time on Saturday to give Belswans a 3-2 aggregate victory over Kahibah in the other semi-final. Belswans were down 2-0 after the first leg and scored twice in the second half on Saturday.