Northern NSW Under 13 boys kicked off their campaign at the FFA National Junior Championships in Canberra in style today defeating Football NSW 2-0 in their opening match.

Both goals for Northern NSW came in the first half to Wallsend’s Cody Carroll and Garden Suburb’s Jacob Tarasenko.

In their second match, Northern NSW faced off against South Australia who had been defeated in their earlier first round match by Victoria 2-0.

The match ended in a 1-1 draw, with Jacob Tarasenko again scoring for Northern and the side almost holding South Australia out until the final minutes when the Northern defence allowed South Australia to score and share the points. 

In tomorrow’s scheduled matches, Northern NSW will play Victoria Metro at 10.30am and then meet Queensland in their second match at 2.30pm.

In their final match on Day 3 (Saturday April 10), Northern NSW will play Western Australia at 8.30am.