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Round 7

National Premier League SA 2019
Round 7

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Para Hills Knights vs Campbelltown City
Venue: The Paddocks
Date: 13/04/2019 03:00 PM

Para Hills Knights will be looking to carry momentum into this weekend after picking up their first win of the season last weekend. But it won’t be easy, as NPL Champions Campbelltown City awaits them on Saturday afternoon. 

Long term players Tyler Bailer and Matthew Marchioro help secure a 2-1 over struggling side West Adelaide last weekend in the Match of the Round. Ironically enough, the pair featured days before in the Para Hills Knights #HistoryMakers mini-documentary.  Bailey calmly placed a penalty into the right-hand corner in the first half, while Marchioro bundled home on the line in the second half for a valuable three points for the Knights. 

The Red Devils will be full of confidence after a very comfortable 2-0 win over MetroStars at Steve Woodcock Sports Centre last Friday night. Club captain Iain Fyfe produced a magical diving header late on after a Callisto own goal sent the NPL champs on their way to a third win in five games. 

A win for Campbelltown will see them keep the pressure on Adelaide Blue Eagles, who are four points clear at the top of the NPL ladder. Meanwhile, Para Hills find themselves 4 points clear of the relegation zone and will be looking to stay well away from the drop zone. 

Para Hills Knights: 1. Tim Ramsey (GK), 3. Peter Eleftherakis, 4. Kieran Mcnally, 5. Tyson Herraman, 6. Matthew Marchioro, 7. Chester Castellaw, 8. Darsem Shaksi, 9. Michael Ndjekompte, 10. Luke Colalancia, 11. Andrew Butler, 12. Paul Reilly (GK), 15. Pierce Stephens, 16. Kyle Crout, 17. Mohammad Sumaoro, 18. Pietro Piantedosi, 20. Charlie Devereux, 21. Isaac Mullen, 22. Hirofumi Kochi, 23. Tyler Bailey

Coaches: Barney Smith, Paul Crout, Matthew Bates

Team Staff: Geoff Sullivan, Jamie Ocego-Kingsley, Dwayne Hall


Campbelltown City: 1. Jamie Signorello, 2. Shaun Harvey, 4. Iain Fyfe (C), 5. Matthew Mullen, 6. Dion Kirk, 7. Joel Allwright, 8. Alexander Mullen, 9. Marc Marino, 10. Luigi Ditroia, 11. Anthony Ture, 12. Jacob Williams, 14. Adam Piscioneri, 16. Daniel Mullen, 17. Brandon Centofanti, 20. Nicholas Harpas (GK), 22. Yohei Matsumoto, 23. Jake Halliday

Coaches: Joseph Mullen, Philip Stubbins, Leslie Pogliacomi

Team Staff: Panfilo Ciccocioppo, David Cavaiuolo, Elio Bria

Image: Croydon Kings FC

Croydon Kings vs South Adelaide
Venue: Polonia Reserve
Date: 13/04/2019 03:00 PM

Croydon Kings welcomes South Adelaide Panthers to Polonia Reserve on Saturday afternoon with both teams hungry for points at both ends of the table. 

Kings have drawn their last four games 1-1 and have not scored more than once in a game since Round 1 against Adelaide City. However they will be hungry as they come up against the leakiest defence in the league with Panthers already shipping 22 goals in 6 games. 

Croydon were held to another draw last weekend against Adelaide United Youth. Antoni Trimboli backheeled his side in front midway through the second half, only to be denied ten minutes later by Croydon King’s coachs son, Domenic Costanzo, ensured the points were shared.  

Panthers are still yet to put any points on the board for the season after falling to a 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Adelaide Blue Eagles on Monday night. However they only find themselves 3 points off the relegation zone. 


Croydon Kings: 1. Gianni Tramontin, 2. John Panagaris, 3. James Polli, 4. Alexander Sunasky, 5. James Skeffington, 6. Kerrin Stokes, 7. Kristos Stefanopoulos, 8. Andrew Maio, 9. Nathan Munro, 10. Luke Klimek (C), 11. Antoni Trimboli, 12. Christopher Vivian, 13. Guy Miller, 14. Peter Mercurio, 16. Adam Martinello, 17. Alex Demasi, 18. Jarrod Brazzale, 20. Zade Heinicke, 21. John Hall (GK), 23. Patrick Caraccia

Coaches: Angelo Costanzo, Maurice Natale, Latham Byfield, Robert Matosevic

Team Staff: Mario Catalano, Joshua Avery

South Adelaide: Charlie Rhodes, Michael Goode, Callum Nissen, Thomas Parks, 01. Con Zacharopoulos (GK), 3. Masahiro Haruoka, 04. Robert Parker, 06. Liam Wooding, 07. Nicholas Harpas, 08. Sam Carmichael (C), 09. Harley Gepp, 10. Donovan Pollock, 11. Jayden Lobasso, 13. Jai Conroy, 15. Christopher Ashwood, 17. Joel Smith

Coaches: Benjamin Dale, Dave Lee, Matthew Huntley, Fraser Mc Lean

Team Staff: Kym Goode, Lucy Boseley

Image: Adelaide Comets FC

]Adelaide Comets vs Adelaide Blue Eagles
Venue: Jack Smith Park
Date: 13/04/2019 05:00 PM

It seems Adelaide Comets have turned a corner, winning their last two matches. They hope to continue this run when they welcome current table toppers Adelaide Blue Eagles to Jack Smith Park on Saturday evening. 

After a slow start to 2019, Comets picked up their second successive win last weekend against Raiders, with Sergio Melta Medalist Allan Welsh rounding off a 2-0 win.

Blue Eagles are flying and are showing no signs of letting up. Italian import Emanuel Testardi bagged a first-half hat trick and current Triple M Player of the Year Hamish McCabe struck beautifully to see off Panthers 4-0 at Marden last Monday night. 

With Blue Eagles 4 points clear, they will want to maintain some breathing space heading into the cup break next weekend. 


Adelaide Comets: Philip Cash, 1. Julian Torresan (GK), 2. Harry Keramidas, 4. Tom Dittmar, 5. Adam Le Cornu, 6. Jack Bladen, 7. Thomas Cyganov, 9. Andreas Wiens, 11. Anthony Mavrolambados, 13. Jon Aurtenetxe Borde, 14. Nathan Andijanto, 15. Lansana Smith, 16. Stephan Travaglione, 17. Franz Pjetri, 18. Stefan Simic, 22. Allan Welsh (C), 23. Scott Nagel, 30. Thanasi Doupolis, 40. Zak Collingwood

Coaches: Konstandinos Antoniou, Elias Demo, Antonios Galanopoulos, Chris Simpson

Team Staff: Evangelo Katsambis, Elsie Kenny, Bridget Siviour

Adelaide Blue Eagles: 5. Christopher Annicchiarico (C), 6. Brylon Nthoane, 7. Shekubah Hutton-Addy, 8. Damien Crettenden, 9. Emanuele Testardi, 10. Alemayo Kebede, 11. Evan Kounavelis, 12. Zac Vannucci, 14. Stefan Gluscevic, 15. Christian D'Angelo, 16. Hamish Mccabe, 17. Liam Mccabe, 18. Lucas Candeloro, 20. Chante Mayol, 21. Ivan D'Adamo, 23. Antoni Panagoulias, 24. Adrian Barone, 25. Benjamin Jackson, 26. Richard Goss

Coaches: Vojislav Gluscevic, Danny Barone

Team Staff: Remo Gagliardi, Bhavik Dadia, Jackson Howie, Cale Amos

Image: West Adelaide SC

West Adelaide vs Adelaide City
Venue: VALO Football Centre
Date: 13/04/2019 05:00 PM

Two A-League veterans, Marcelo Currusca and Marcos Flores, face off in an eagerly anticipated NPL encounter on Saturday tea time, as West Adelaide takes on Adelaide City FC at VALO Football.

The duo is excited to play against each other.


Form will be relatively out of the window for this encounter though, with both sides in the bottom three respectively. These two historical giants of South Australia football will be looking to gain bragging rights.

Adelaide City looked impressive last weekend as they brushed aside Olympic 3-1. City produced some absolute stunners, including a long-range free kick from Jo Costa, a pile driver from Bucco and Kostopolous curling into the top corner from outside the box to claim all three points. 

West Adelaide was summoned to a 2-1 win last weekend at Para Hills Knights and remain on one point and 11th in the table.

West Adelaide: 1. Lewis Moss (GK), 3. Matthew Di Matteo, 5. Gatlat Tongyik, 6. Ryuta Hamamatsu, 7. Perry Mitris (C), 8. Kosta Mantis, 9. Theo Balomenos, 11. Ibrahima Kamara, 12. Matthew Bouraee, 13. Matthew Bouzalas, 15. Alex Hristodoulopoulos, 16. Asad Kasumovic, 17. Athanasios Morakis, 18. Angelo Composto, 19. Jaiden Diamantis, 20. Nahuel Bonada, 21. Roan Gillam, 23. Zak Zoina

Coaches: Steven De Giovanniello, Stavros Gelekis

Team Staff: Aaron Kaselouris, Charlie Larosa

Adelaide City: Haris Vuckic, Stefan Casalbore, 1. Ryan Veitch, 3. Bradley Corbo, 4. Elliot Green, 5. Zakariah Waters, 6. Dominic Matricciani, 8. Joseph Costa, 9. Anthony Costa, 10. Evan Kostopoulos, 11. Nicholas Bucco, 12. Kouakou Kouadio, 18. Paul Radice, 20. Luke Ostbye, 45. Tomas Maricic, 48. Marcos Flores

Coaches: Michael Matricciani, Oliver Totani, Geoff Hargreaves, Joe Verringer

Team Staff: Fabian Garuccio, Peter Romeo, Kevin Doan



Adelaide Olympic vs Raiders
Venue: VALO Football Centre
Date: 13/04/2019 07:00 PM

Olympic welcomes Raiders to VALO Football Centre on Saturday night in the Green Play Match of the Round.

Olympic will be looking to bounce back after their defeat at Marden on Monday night. Mamadi Kamara put his nomination in for Goal of the Week with a sublime solo run from inside his own half to finally slam the ball home after bamboozling the Adelaide City defence to bring the scores level. However, the visitors eventually succumbed to a 3-1 defeat. 

Raiders also hit a speed bump after their impressive start to the NPL season, falling short 2-0 to Comets at Croatian Sports Centre.

However, both sides find themselves in the hunt with 10 points, along with 5 other sides in what is turning into one of the tightest NPL seasons in recent times. 


Adelaide Olympic: 1. Daniel Vaughan (GK), 2. Jacob Butler-Bowdon, 3. Matthew Halliday, 5. David Makridis, 6. Elias Vlassis, 7. John Karatzas, 8. Manni Katopodis, 9. Christos Pounendis, 10. Ricardo Da Silva (C), 11. Alexandros Koutoulogenis, 12. Dimitri Toumazos, 14. Fausto Erba, 15. John Tsimopoulos, 16. Julio Abadia, 18. Jack Chivers, 19. Tito Bontor, 21. Nikolas Harpas, 23. Andrea Dallera

Coaches: George Tsonis, Tony Sacca, Ali Sadick

Team Staff: Caroline Riemelmoser, Michael Malandris, Alex Abela

: 1. Vasilios Tryfopoulos, 2. Michael Acton, 3. Kalilou Kamara, 4. Paul Blefari (C), 5. Adam Van Dommele, 6. Omari Didero, 7. Jackson Walls, 8. Rocco Visconte, 9. Scott Tunbridge, 10. Terence Carter, 11. David Carosi, 13. Nicholas Munro (GK), 14. Oliver Zafiridis, 16. Ambesager Yosief, 17. Justin Bralic, 18. Joshua Mori, 20. Aaron Acton, 21. Jake Monaco, 91. Yasmin Sudic, 99. Emanuel Philip

Coaches: Nikica Kuzman, Larry Piscioneri, Terry Westwood, Lindsay Paterson

Team Staff: Antonio Vella, Lisa Feleppa, An-Phong Nguyen



Adelaide United FC vs MetroStars
Venue: VALO Football Centre
Date: 14/04/2019 03:30 PM
Words contributed by Jason Cavey ( & Gianluca Filosi (@GianlucaFilosi)

Adelaide United Youth host MetroStars in what is expected to be an intriguing battle when the pair meet on Sunday afternoon at the VALO Football Centre.

A win for either team would help begin to establish some breathing room in the table as both make up seven teams from second place to eighth that have accrued 10 points.

Young Reds Captain, Louis D’Arrigo, believes it will be a tough contest against Metro, indicative of where both teams currently lie in the standings.

“I think it’s going to be a very hard game,” D’Arrigo said.

“We know they’re a very good team, but I think we need to break the deadlock and start punishing teams and getting more points than everyone else.

“Everyone is on the same points right now and I think we need to start jumping teams with results.”

On the other hand, MetroStars are coming off a 2-0 loss to Campbelltown City (highlights here) and will be looking to bounce back after a disappointing performance last Friday night.

Head Coach Robbie Saraceno will be expecting a big response from his squad following a sub-par A big boost will be that Anthony Solagna and Tom Strain are expected to return to the starting 11 to help boost our attacking options. 

Dylan Smith will be looking to maintain a fine start to his MetroStars career against the club spent 3 years at.

Tim Henderson is the only squad member missing and is only weeks away from making his return after missing all of pre-season due to injury.

Adelaide United FC: Aladin Irabona, 2. Cooper Nunn, 5. Noah Smith, 6. Ryan Yates, 7. Taras Gomulka, 8. Jai King, 9. Ninko Beric, 19. Alhassan Toure, 21. Domenic Costanzo, 24. Pacifique Niyongabire, 27. Louis D?Arrigo, 28. Kristin Konstandopoulos, 30. Isaac Richards (GK), 44. Jared Clark

Coaches: Paul Pezos, Joshua Smith, Mario Karlovic

Team Staff: Con Kapnistis, William Cutts, Julian Urlings, Agelo Kapnistis


MetroStars: 1. Isaac Carmody (GK), 2. Nicholas Menechella, 3. Cohan Morris, 4. Justin Davis, 6. Lachlan Barr, 7. Michael Daloisio (C), 8. Rocky Callisto, 9. Thomas Strain, 10. Anthony Solagna, 11. Matthew Charalambous, 12. Benjamin Head, 14. Dylan Smith, 16. Alexander Jakob, 17. Matthew Dawber, 18. Fabian Barbiero, 19. Cooper O?Donnell, 20. Cameron O'Doherty, 22. Hamish Gow, 23. Christian Esposito, 25. Jackson O?Donnell, 26. Stefan Cali

Coaches: Robert Saraceno, Travis Dodd, Terry Frangakis

Team Staff: Giorgio Capoccia, Joseph Polisena, Peter Terminello, George Laoutaris