Adamstown took third place, Charlestown kept alive their finals hopes and Warners Bay dropped out of the top four in Newcastle Herald Women's Premier League over the weekend.
Kiarra Lewis scored twice as Rosebud beat New Lambton 2-0 at Alder Park on Friday night while Azzurri had four different scorers to down Mid Coast in Taree on Sunday.
After improving to 22 points and third place, Adamstown then sat back and keenly watched how the other round-15 games unfolded.
Maitland (21) dropped a position to fourth after they were well-beaten 5-1 by second-placed Broadmeadow (37) at Cooks Square Park on Saturday.
Then Warners Bay (19) slipped to fifth after losing 5-2 to Newcastle Olympic (39) at Darling Street Oval on Sunday.
It is the first time Adamstown have been in the top four since round nine and coach Ryan Campbell hoped his young charges could bank another three points against seventh-placed Mid Coast next weekend.
"Before the game we said Warners Bay are playing Olympic and Maitland Magic, so we knew if we could win we could be in third place," Campbell said.
"We needed three points and we got it, which was pleasing."
Magic led 1-0 at the break then scored four more in the second half with Lucy Kell, Maggie Quinn, Bella Carlisle all finding the back of the net and Ash Brodigan producing a match brace before Maitland found a 90th minute consolation goal through Chelsea Gay.
Magpies coach Keelan Hamilton conceded Magic were far too strong in the second half.
"They were just better than us today," Hamilton said post-match on Saturday. "We limited their chances in the first half but second half was really one-way traffic, unfortunately.
"But it doesn't define our season. The top two, Broadmeadow and Olympic, have only lost to each other. And from what I saw today I don't see Broadmeadow dropping a point to anyone else other than Olympic."
Olympic took a 2-0 lead into the sheds at half-time after Jemma House and Brooke Summers scored in the first half.
Keely Gawthrop scored in the 49th then Georgia Little the 54th to put the hosts 4-0 up before Warners Bay's Alannah Russell bagged goals in the 56th and 85th. Callie Thomas found the back of the net in the 87th.
It is the first time the Panthers have been out of the top four since round three. But last year's beaten grand finalists have two games in hand.
Olympic face a short turnaround to play Broadmeadow at Magic Park on Friday night in a match which could determine the premiership.
Freya Clifton, Imogen Tusek and Bella Ramzan-Levy all scored for Azzurri in Sunday before Lori Depczynski slotted from the penalty spot in her return from injury. Depczynski has been sidelined with an ankle issue since round 10.
The win elevated sixth-placed Azzurri to 18 points and within striking distance of the top four.
Round 15 results:
Adamstown 2 (Kiarra Lewis 2) beat New Lambton 0 at Alder Park on Friday night. Half-time: Adamstown led 1-0.
Broadmeadow 5 (Ash Brodigan 2, Lucy Kell, Maggie Quinn, Bella Carlisle) beat Maitland 1 (Chelsea Gay) at Cooks Square Park on Saturday. Half-time: Magic led 1-0.
Newcastle Olympic 5 (Jemma House, Brooke Summers ? Keely Gawthrop, Georgia Little, Callie Thomas) beat Warners Bay 2 (Alannah Russell 2) at Darling Street Oval on Sunday. Half-time: Olympic led 2-0.
Charlestown 4 (Freya Clifton, Imogen Tusek, Bella Ramzan-Levy, Lori Depczynski) beat Mid Coast 0 at Taree Zone Field on Sunday. Half-time: Charlestown led 2-0.
Points: Olympic 39, Magic 37, Adamstown 22, Maitland 21, Warners Bay 19, Azzurri 18, Mid Coast 4, New Lambton 0.
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