Kings and City clash, while first GF spot up for grabs between Comets and Campbelltown


Adelaide Comets (0) v (0) Campbelltown City 
Friday 13 November 2020
Semi-Final Second Leg | SA Athletics Stadium | 7 pm

Last Four Head to Head
Campbelltown City 0-0 Adelaide Comets | NPLSA Finals Series, 6 November 2020
Campbelltown City 3-2 Adelaide Comets | NPLSA, 19 September 2020
Adelaide Comets 0-1 Campbelltown City | NPLSA, 18 July 2020
Campbelltown City 3-0 Adelaide Comets | NPLSA Grand Final, 14 September 2019

Third time Sergio Melta winner Allan Welsh will be leading his Premiership winning Comets side out under the lights at SA Athletics Stadium tonight in a bid to do something his side have not done since August 2019 - beat Campbelltown City. 

Records are meant to be broken, and NPLSA Coach of the Year Barney Smith will be hoping to do just that. 

The Champions though will be well up for the fight, and the resurgent group under the lead of Iain Fyfe will be very tough to beat, unbeaten in all 8 matches since the former captain took charge in September. 

The sides played out a 0-0 chess match last week, with a tight contest predicted again tonight. 

The prize tonight? A week's rest, and the first team to book their place in the 2020 NPL Grand Final. 

Campbelltown City line-up: 1. Jamie Signorello, 2. Shaun Harvey (C), 3. Blake Carpenter, 5. Matthew Mullen, 6. Dion Kirk, 7. Joel Allwright, 8. Alexander Mullen, 10. Luigi Ditroia, 11. Joshua Barresi, 12. Nicholas Francese, 13. Joel De Donatis, 14. Adam Piscioneri, 15. Antony Piscioneri, 16. Daniel Mullen, 20. Nicholas Harpas (GK), 23. Jake Halliday, 

Coaches: Iain Fyfe, Corey Artone, Leslie  Pogliacomi

Team Staff: Panfilo Ciccocioppo, David Cavaiuolo, Elio Bria

Match Officials: Daniel Goodwin (Referee), Andrew Kite & Jack Robinson (Assistant Referees), Curtis Wordsworth (Fourth Official)



Croydon Kings v Adelaide City
Friday 13 November 2020
Elimination Final | Jack Smith Park | 7.45 pm 

Last Four Head to Head

Croydon Kings 3-2 Adelaide City | NPLSA, 19 September 2020
Adelaide City 2-1 Croydon Kings | NPLSA, 18 July 2020
Croydon Kings 2-0 Adelaide City | NPLSA, 25 May 2019
Croydon Kings 1-2 Adelaide City | Federation Cup, 21 May 2019 

Croydon Kings and Adelaide City do battle tonight and it's do or die, as the winner progresses to play the losing side out of Adelaide Comets and Campbelltown City. 

Although the confident City camp were not surprised with their huge 4-1 victory over MetroStars last Friday night, it still sent shockwaves around the Finals Series competition. The recent announcement that Michael Mattriciani will not be continuing his coaching role at the club in 2022 has certainly not dampened the spirits, and boy did his side put on a show. 

Talisman Terrence Carter scored a lethal hattrick, including a contender for goal of the year, which will put fear into the Kings backline tonight without question. 

Croydon, who dug deep last weekend to secure a 2-0 win over Raiders last weekend, just love Finals Football. And it was a much-needed win too, as their first after 3 straight defeats.  

The Kings finished 5 points ahead of City on the ladder, but the last four meetings between the two standing at 2-2, this one is hard to call. City though will be keen to seek some revenge for that entertaining Grand Final 3 years ago. 

Croydon Kings line-up: 1. Sebastian Matosevic, 2. John Panagaris, 3. Filimon Asefa, 5. Luke Klimek (C), 7. Kur Kur, 8. Adam Martinello, 9. Nathan Munro, 11. Antoni Trimboli, 12. Christopher Vivian, 14. Peter Mercurio, 15. Joseph Macheda, 16. Paul Pavlou, 17. Kelvin Kamburu, 18. Jarrod Brazzale, 19. Raymond Muhoma, 20. Jared Clark, 21. John Hall (GK), 23. Patrick Caraccia

Coaches: Angelo Costanzo, Maurice Natale, Latham Byfield

Team Staff: Mario Catalano, Joshua Avery

Adelaide City line-up: 1. Alexander Woodlands (GK), 4. Jordan Maricic, 5. Zakariah Waters, 7. Perry Mitris, 9. Terence Christopher Carter, 10. Evan Kostopoulos, 11. Nicholas Bucco, 14. Aladin Irabona, 15. Jackson Stephens, 21. Adriano Pellegrino, 23. Markus Orchard, 24. Awal Dut, 34. Noah Benouzekri, 48. Lachlan Barr

Coaches: Michael Matricciani
Team Staff: Brenton Hiern, Liam Oates

Match Officials: Christian Verdicchio (Referee), Ian Crossing & Cole Davy (Assistant Referees), Garry Powers (Fourth Official)