Adelaide Comets crowned 2020 NPLSA Premiers | RAA Round 15 Wrap
Campbelltown City have snapped up second place, and an all-important semi-final berth, after a shock loss by MetroStars in the final round of NPLSA action.
Campbelltown needed to win and for MetroStars to drop points to finish second, but they couldn’t have got off to a worse start as Rhys Turner handed the visiting Modbury Jets the lead in the eighth minute.
Their advantage was short-lived, as a brace by Blake Carpenter, including the winner in the 84th minute, saw Campbelltown come from behind to win 2-1.
MetroStars, who occupied spots in the top two for much of the season, crumbled to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Adelaide Blue Eagles to slip to third.
Adelaide Comets and Adelaide City’s 1-1 draw was ended after the automatic sprinklers turned on in injury time, but still sealed the minor premiership for the home side and finals football for the visitors.
Cumberland United fell short of City on goal difference as they beat Para Hills Knights 1-0, while two first-half goals were enough to get Raiders over the line against Croydon Kings.
Adelaide Olympic’s faint finals hopes were dashed by City and Cumberland’s results, but they were still unable to break the deadlock in their match against Adelaide United.
With the ladder now set in stone, Comets and Campbelltown will face off in the two-legged semi-final for a spot in the Grand Final, MetroStars host City in the first of two elimination finals and the Kings and Raiders meet for the second week in a row in the second.