RAA NPLSA & State League Preview | Round 12

Match of the Round
Campbelltown City vs Adelaide City
7:30 pm | Friday 27 May | Steve Woodcock Sports Centre
Last Meeting:
(18/2/22) Round One | Adelaide City 3 v Campbelltown City 1

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There’s no better way to kick off the second half of the season. Round 12’s 'Match of the Round' could be one to remember, as the undefeated league leaders Adelaide City travel to Steve Woodcock Sports Centre to take on current title challengers and second place Campbelltown City.

Facing off in the season opener at Adelaide City Park, Campbelltown City fought extremely hard throughout the encounter but were unfortunate not to take an early lead in the first half as Adam Piscioneri’s effort was cleared off the line by Adelaide City defender Bradley Corbo. Marc Marino narrowly missed the chance to score the season opener as his long-range effort caught Dakota Ochsenham off guard, grazing the top of the crossbar. Daniel Mullen’s second yellow saw Campbelltown City go down to ten men with 20 minutes plus still to play and a goal down with Lui Ditroia’s Goal of the Week not being enough to assist the team with a comeback as his team lost the game 3-1.

Since then Campbelltown City’s title push has continued as they search for their eighth win in ten games. In their last five games, Campbelltown City has reframed from losing or drawing, recording five wins while only conceding four goals. Since Round Four Campbelltown City have only conceded five goals, which is a dramatic improvement from the ten goals conceded in their first four games. The team has also scored in every game so far this season, scoring 25 goals in eleven games, with star players Alex Mullen scoring nine and Marc Marino scoring eight to earn a current place in the top four for the golden boot.

In their last fixture, Campbelltown City beat Cumberland United in a comfortable fashion, as they recorded a 4-2 win. Marc Marino stole the show once again as his two Goal of the Week contenders sparked a great team performance that saw Lui Ditroia and Joel Allwright all pickup goals before Cumberland United’s scored late twice in the encounter. Campbelltown City has felt a major blow as Alex Mullen was forced off with an injury in the 31st minute of their last fixture, meaning they will be without the league’s joint-leading goal scorer heading into their top two clash. Campbelltown City could potentially see the return of experienced central defender Daniel Mullen after he picked up a slight injury against Croydon FC.

Although dropping points on two occasions in the last five fixtures, Adelaide City has been the premier team in the 2022 RAA NPLSA season as they continue to lead the pack heading into the second half of the season. Adelaide City has continued to remain undefeated this entire season thus far with their last defeat in a competitive match coming against Melbourne Victory in December 2021 in the Australia Cup Round of 32, when it took the eventual winners until the 96th-minute to convert a penalty to secure the win.

Last season Adelaide City got the better of Campbelltown City on both occasions, beating their opponents with two 2-1 wins in Round One and Round Twelve. Beating Campbelltown City 3-1 in the season opener, gave Adelaide City great confidence heading into the season and demonstrated that although losing a couple of key players from the previous season, that they are still the most feared team in the competition. In that encounter, Kur Kur demonstrated his ability to be one of the standout performers this season, while Aladin Irabona, Charlie Devereux and Onyelukachi Chikwuba all picked up their first goals of the season.

Adelaide City currently holds the joint best-attacking record in the competition, with the team having already scored 27 goals, surpassing their tally from this point last season of 21 goals. With their great attacking output, Adelaide City has also been extremely strong defensively, only conceding nine goals compared to their eleven conceded by this point last year. The signing of goalkeeper Dakota Ochsenham has been extremely valuable, as with the help of his brilliant defence have only conceded more than once on only two occasions while holding four clean sheets. In their last fixture, Adelaide City secured their seventh win of the season as they beat Adelaide Olympic 2-0, with Thomas Brown opening the scoring with a first-half header to secure his third of the season before Aladin Irabona put the icing on the cake with a 91st-minute penalty.

A win for Adelaide City will see them take a five-point lead over Campbelltown City, while if Campbelltown City is to win then it will see them go top of the RAA NPLSA for the first time this season.

Campbelltown City line-up: 1. Alexander Woodlands (GK), 2. Shaun Harvey (C), 3. Mario Orrico, 5. James Boffa, 6. Adam D'Agostino, 7. Joel Allwright, 8. Alexander Mullen, 9. Marc Marino, 10. Luigi Ditroia, 12. Nicholas Francese, 14. Adam Piscioneri, 15. Antony Piscioneri, 16. Daniel Mullen, 18. Yohei Matsumoto, 19. Joshua Barresi, 20. Matthew Centofanti, 21. Jordan Maricic, 23. Jake Halliday
Coaches: Michael Matricciani, Adrian DAloia, brenton hiern, Edward Scalzi
Team Staff: Agelo Kapnistis, Liam Oates, Corey Artone

Adelaide City line-up: 4. Matthew Halliday, 5. Zakariah Waters, 6. Bradley Corbo, 7. Daniel Bressan, 9. Onyelukachi Chikwuba, 10. Nicholas Bucco, 11. Kur Kur, 14. Aladin Irabona, 17. Thomas Brown, 19. Vianne Kurikwimana, 23. Jai King-Byrne, 27. Matthew Dawber, 33. Dakota Ochsenham (GK), 99. Ayom Ayom Majok
Coaches: Paul Pezos, George Tsonis, Lewis Vallelonga
Team Staff: Fabian Garuccio, Nik Hagicostas, Luis Fernandez Astudillo


Croydon FC vs Cumberland United
2:30 pm | Saturday 28 May | Jack Smith Park
Last Meeting:
(19/2/22) Round One | Cumberland United 1 v Croydon FC 2

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Two teams who are looking to bounce back after losing in Round 11 face-off as Croydon FC host Cumberland United at Jack Smith Park Saturday afternoon. Croydon FC is currently experiencing their worst run this season as they are now without a win since their Round Seven encounter with Sturt Lions. Since that win, Croydon FC has drawn and are now on a run of three straight defeats, which has seen them score only two goals during this period. In their last fixture, Croydon FC lost to Adelaide Comets 2-0 as their opponents scored twice late in the second half to secure the three points. The team currently sit as the third-worst scoring team in the competition, as they have only scored 15 goals thus far, however they have remained strong defensively conceding 13 in 11 games which is the third-best in the competition. Sitting in fifth, a win could see them close the four-point gap between them and MetroStars in fourth. Another loss could be costly as there are currently only three points separating them and ninth.

In their Round One encounter, Croydon FC secured a 2-1 win with Antoni Trimboli scoring early in the first half, with Adam Martinello slotting away a penalty in the 62nd minute to give his team a 2-0 lead, before Cumberland United's Jack Schoen secured his first of the season with a 77th-minute goal, however it was not enough to secure a point.

Their opponents Cumberland United faced their first loss in a couple of weeks in Round 11 as they were unable to overcome what is a strong Campbelltown City side. Although being down 4-0 to Campbelltown City, Cumberland United showed great spirit as new signing Yuya Taguchi scored his second in two games with a thunderous long-range shot, while Sam Carmichael secured his fourth goal of the season to bring the final score to 4-2. Prior to that loss, Cumberland United had secured three wins in their last four matches, securing valuable points to remove themselves from the bottom of the RAA NPLSA. However, the close nature of this year’s competition means that another loss could come very costly with only one point separating them and WT Birkalla in twelfth, while only four points separate them and current sixth-place South Adelaide.

Croydon Kings line-up: 1. Gianni Tramontin, 2. John Panagaris, 3. Raffaele De Lucia, 4. Lawand Hasan, 5. Luke Klimek (C), 7. Sebastian Goode, 8. Adam Martinello, 9. Dion Kirk, 10. Antoni Trimboli, 11. Luis Benedetti, 14. Peter Mercurio, 15. Froribert Niyonkuru, 16. Kristos Stefanopoulos, 17. Giuseppe Macheda, 18. Jarrod Brazzale, 19. Benson Nsegetse, 20. Jared Clark, 21. John Hall (GK), 23. patrick caraccia
Coaches: Travis Dodd, Latham Byfield, Adam Vizzari
Team Staff: Giuseppe Catalano, Joshua Avery

Cumberland United line-up: Peter Tsitsinaris, 1. Luke Schoen (GK), 2. Jack Schoen (C), 4. Tom Dittmar, 5. Sam Carmichael, 7. Rocco Visconte, 8. Harry Thannhauser, 9. Yuya Taguchi, 11. Charlie Ince, 14. Cohan Morris, 16. Brayden Micallef, 19. Lansana Smith, 20. Stavros Bakopanos, 22. Minsung Park, 24. Amir Ibrahim, 27. Harry Thomas, 35. Thomas Visser


Sturt Lions vs Adelaide United FC
3:00 pm | Saturday 28 May | Karinya Reserve
Last Meeting:
(19/2/22) Round One, Sturt Lions 2 v FK Beograd 0

Sturt Lions will face Adelaide United FC in the first match at their new home ground Karinya Reserve in what should be an exciting encounter. Starting the 2022 season without a home ground, Sturt Lions have played the first half of this season playing all but one of their away games, with ten out of their next eleven games set to be played at Karinya Reserve. During this away run, Sturt Lions have picked up a mixed bag of results, winning four, drawing one and losing five as they now sit in eighth. In recent weeks Sturt Lions have dropped in form, only winning one of their last six games, which has seen them lose three and draw two, seeing them drop out of the top six and into eighth. Alex Sortini rescued a point for his team as his 36th-minute goal levelled the score with FK Beograd as the game finished 1-1.

In their season opener, Sturt Lions recorded a 3-1 win over Adelaide United FC as new signing Tyreece Conway showed his class early on scoring in the eighth minute, before picking up his second in the 72nd minute, while Gonzalo Rodriguez contributed to one himself between both of Conway's goals. Adelaide United FC striker Luka Jovanovic scored his first of the season during that encounter, however, the goal was not enough to rescue any points for his team.

After getting their season back on track with two big wins against FK Beograd and Adelaide Comets, Adelaide United was unable to make it three wins in a row as they lost to bottom place WT Birkalla 2-1. It was Asad Kasumovic who scored in his fourth consecutive game as his 33rd-minute close-range effort beat the WT Birkalla goalkeeper, giving his side a 1-0 lead heading into the second half. However, two late WT Birkalla goals including a penalty, saw Adelaide United FC lose their seventh game of the season, denying them the opportunity to enter the top six, now sitting in ninth. However, a win this week could prove extremely valuable, with only two points separating themselves and sixth place South Adelaide.

Sturt Lions line-up: 1. James Klappers (GK), 2. Michael Marrone, 3. Daniel Guastella, 4. Jacob Atkinson, 5. Lachlan Duffy, 6. Jack Dawson, 7. Ben Woollard, 8. Caden Yates, 9. Gonzalo Rodriguez, 10. Alexander Sortini, 11. Samed Altundag, 12. Tyreece Conway, 13. William Plush, 14. Zack Gomez, 15. Akira Kobaishi, 16. Samuel Voigt, 17. Jonathan Fusco (C), 18. Toby Nelson, 19. Luke Fusco, 20. Brandon Centofanti, 21. Jed Gauci, 22. Mitchell Keens, 23. Jack Locke
Coaches: Lino Fusco, Frank Tibaldi, Gregory Videon, Michael Harkness
Team Staff: Ivan Piovesan, Jakson Messent, Matthew Flounders

Adelaide United FC line-up: Calum Campbell, 19. Yaya Dukuly, 37. Jonny Yull, 40. Ethan Cox (GK), 44. Arbi Mollas, 51. Panashe Madanha, 52. Giuseppe Bovalina, 53. Kane Vidmar, 55. Ethan Alagich, 58. Musa Toure, 77. Asad Kasumovic, 93. Jeanpaul Mbembe, 97. Luka Jovanovic
Coaches: Airton Andrioli, Elvis Markov, Vlado Blazeka, Joe Verringer
Team Staff: Jonathan Norodom, Katrina Smith


South Adelaide vs FK Beograd
3:00 pm | Saturday 28 May | O’Sullivans Beach Sports and Community Centre
Last Meeting:
(19/2/22) Round One, FK Beograd 0 v South Adelaide 3

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South Adelaide is now back to winning ways and will be looking to continue this form heading into the second half of the season. In two difficult fixtures for South Adelaide, saw the team demonstrate their quality as they drew with current league leaders Adelaide City and most recently beaten then third place MetroStars 1-0 at home. It was Jonathon Rideout again on the scoresheet as his 44th-minute goal secured a valuable three points for the club, which has seen them jump right back into the top six, while the goal secured his seventh of the season. South Adelaide have been strong defensively over the last two months with the team conceding more than once on only one occasion out of their last five league game. During this time, they conceded once against the current top two attacking sides in Adelaide City and Campbelltown City, while holding fellow top-six rivals Croydon FC to one goal and ultimately keeping a clean sheet over MetroStars last week.  A win could potentially see them overtake Croydon FC in fifth and cement their place in the top six for the foreseeable future.

In their last meeting with FK Beograd, South Adelaide recorded a 3-0 win to kick start a great start to the season, with Donovan Pollock, Jonathon Rideout and Jackson Stephens all securing goals. FK Beograd was unable to reply in their first match back in the RAA NPLSA, starting the season with a defeat.

Since their early-season matchup, FK Beograd has continued to improve each week as they climbed the ladder in search of a place within the top six. Sitting in seventh, FK Beograd are currently level on points with South Adelaide, however, sit below their opponents on goal difference, meaning a win today will see the side re-enter the top six. In their last fixture, FK Beograd took an early lead through their inform striker and the current joint league-leading goal scorer Joshua Mori who scored in the 6th minute to secure his ninth of the season. However, a Sturt Lions goal before half-time was not replied to with the game finishing 1-1, preventing FK Beograd from the opportunity to secure their second consecutive win. Can Josh Mori score in his four consecutive games to lead FK Beograd back into the top six?

South Adelaide line-up: 1. Ryan Veitch (GK), 4. Robert Parker (C), 6. Liam Wooding, 7. Melad Ahmad, 10. Jonathon Rideout, 11. Alexander Rideout, 13. Jai Conroy, 14. Donovan Pollock, 15. Jackson Stephens, 16. Declan Finney, 18. Jack Rudge, 40. Taine Muscroft
Coaches: Andrew Calderbank, Anthony Rideout, Matthew Huntley, Fraser McLean
Team Staff: Jacqueline Wingate

FK Beograd line-up: 2. Maksim Ivanic, 5. Jacob Butler-Bowdon, 6. Paul Radice, 9. Joshua Mori, 10. Thomas Love, 11. Evan Kounavelis, 12. Antonios Natsiopoulos, 13. Deale Chamberlain (GK), 15. Massimo Falco, 17. Chahine Noujaim, 18. Stanisa Velinov, 19. Filimon Asefa, 22. Akok Arok, 23. Cooper Nunn
Coaches: Damian Mori, Joshua Smith, Scott Parr
Team Staff: Constantinos Tsaconas, Sachin Prakash Kumar


Adelaide Comets vs WT Birkalla
3:00 pm | Saturday 28 May | State Centre for Football
Last Meeting:
(19/2/22) Round One, WT Birkalla 0 v Adelaide Comets 5

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After two consecutive losses, Adelaide Comets picked up their sixth win of the season as they beat top-six rivals Croydon FC 2-0. Nikolas Ikonomopoulos continued to demonstrate his great attacking abilities after his 61st-minute opener gave his side a 1-0 lead, securing his fifth goal of the season. While Anthony Mavrolambados contributed to his second goal in two weeks, as his 87th-minute freekick secured the win for his side, taking Adelaide Comets back into the top three. Currently, four points off the top spot, a win for Adelaide Comets could either see them re-enter the top two, or the gap between the top three could be dramatically closed depending on the result of Campbelltown City and Adelaide City tonight.

In their last encounter with WT Birkalla, Adelaide Comets showed early signs of being title favourites with a massive 5-0 win. Ikonomopoulos showed his potential during that game as he scored twice, while Allan Welsh and Augustus Williams both secured goals on the day. However, WT Birkalla will be eager to not repeat this in Round 12 as they look for revenge.

WT Birkalla picked up only their second win of the season in Round 11 as they beat Adelaide United FC 2-1 in late drama. After going down 1-0 before half-time, WT Birkalla showed great spirits to fight back and secure the three points, providing their opponents with their first loss in a couple of weeks. Yasmin Sudic confidently converted his penalty kick to bring his side level in the 75th minute, before Nathan Munro’s effort in the 84th minute secured the three points, taking his side to only one point off the bottom spot. WT Birkalla showed great character in their Round 11 victory to secure the three points after being down for the majority of the game, removing the four-point gap at the bottom of the table. A win for WT Birkalla this round could set their second half of the season up perfectly, with only five points separating them and sixth place.

Adelaide Comets line-up: 1. Julian Torresan, 3. Ross Hatzi, 5. Adam Le Cornu, 6. Marco Grelli, 7. Dylan Smith, 8. Ryan Yates, 9. Ryan Cook, 10. Anthony Mavrolambados, 11. Thomas Briscoe, 12. Lukas Ikonomopoulos, 14. Nathan Andijanto, 16. Stelios Zacharakis, 17. Adam Harpas, 18. Thomas Giannakopoulos, 19. Jaiden Diamantis, 21. Nikolas Ikonomopoulos, 22. Allan Welsh (C), 23. Scott Nagel, 24. Lachlan Stead, 31. Daniel Vaughan, 77. Augustus Williams
Coaches: Barney Smith, John Falidis, Peter Eleftherakis
Team Staff: Evangelo Katsambis, Andrew Furner, Emma Gericke, Andreas Wiens, Ilias Tsakiris

WT Birkalla line-up: 1. Nicholas Woolley, 2. George Mannion, 3. james polli, 4. Christopher Ashwood (C), 6. Anthony Quici, 7. Stefan Simic, 8. Jake Monaco, 9. Calvin Mbarga, 10. Austin Ayoubi, 11. jonathon d'arrigo, 15. Christian D'Angelo, 17. David Makridis, 19. Nathan Munro, 20. Nicholas Harpas (GK), 21. Nicholas Harpas, 24. Noah Benouzekri, 91. Yasmin Sudic
Coaches: Jason Trimboli, George Katsaneris, Carmine Lauriello
Team Staff: Roger Williamson, Henry Lambert


MetroStars vs Adelaide Olympic
3:00 pm | Saturday 28 May | TK Shutter Reserve
Last Meeting:
(19/2/22) Round One, Adelaide Olympic 2 v MetroStars 3

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After slipping up in Round 11 MetroStars look to return to winning ways as they face Adelaide Olympic at TK Shutter Reserve. Experiencing a three-game winning streak, MetroStars were unable to make it four as South Adelaide secured a 1-0 victory, which saw MetroStars drop to fourth. Winning six and drawing once in their first eleven games, MetroStars have set themselves up for an important second half of the season. However, MetroStars will be without two-star defenders against Adelaide Olympic after Paul Blefari and Tim Henderson both picked up a red card in their clash with South Adelaide last week. Although being four points clear of fifth, MetroStars will be eager to secure a win in Round 12 to try and close the six-point gap between themselves and Adelaide City in top position.

In their last meeting in the opening round, we saw what could have been an early-season classic. Trailing at half-time after Christos Pounendis opened the scoring for Adelaide Olympic, MetroStars fought back securing two quick goals after the break as their young duo of Alessio Melisi and Francesco Schimizzi gave their side the lead. Having thought they had secured the win, MetroStars felt a momentary heartbreak as Adelaide Olympic new signing Dylan D’Agostino snuck one back in the 89th minute bringing his side level. Jackson Walls then became an instant MetroStars favourite as he scored his first goal for the club in the 92nd minute to secure a 3-2 win.

Adelaide Olympics are desperate to get their season back on track after experiencing a bad period of form over the last two months. In their last five matches, Adelaide Olympic had lost four, while only winning once which has seen them drop to tenth, only one point off the bottom spot. The team has only won three-time and drawn once in their opening eleven games, demonstrating the struggles this team has faced early in the 2022 season. However, Adelaide Olympic could turn their season around with just one win, with the team sitting only four points off the top six. In their last fixture, Adelaide Olympic recorded a 2-0 loss to Adelaide City which was their seventh of the season, already surpassing their tally from last season. Adelaide Olympic will see the return of attacking duo Christos Pounendis and Kristin Konstandopoulos, giving them great hope of securing points in their upcoming fixture.

MetroStars line-up: 1. Isaac Carmody, 2. Connor O'rielly, 4. Justin Davis, 7. Hamish Gow, 8. Rocky Callisto, 10. Anthony Solagna (C), 11. Ariath Piol, 12. Alessio Melisi, 14. Philip Cash, 15. Nicholas Pedicini, 16. Francesco Schimizzi, 17. Jackson Fortunatow, 18. Fabian Barbiero, 19. Cooper O'donnell, 20. Luke Ostbye (GK), 21. Cameron Woodfin, 22. Jackson Walls, 23. Christian Esposito, 26. Ren Nagamatsu
Coaches: Robert Saraceno, Nicholas Bouzalas, Adam Van Dommele, Michael Rende
Team Staff: Giorgio Capoccia, Joseph Polisena, Patrick Pike, George Laoutaris

Adelaide Olympic line-up: 1. Lewis Moss (GK), 2. Kosta Styliadis, 3. Paul Wilson, 4. Benkert Abdija, 5. Adam Leombruno, 6. Abu Hussein, 7. Jason Konstandopoulos, 8. Damian Ljujic, 10. Dylan D'Agostino, 11. Tito Bontor, 15. Michael Cittadini, 20. Clifford Maina, 24. Panagiotis Manidakis, 44. Ioannis Simosis
Coaches: Yianni Stamatelopoulos, George Konstandopoulos, Bill Nastou, Pal Prengaj
Team Staff: Robert Muscio, Marcus Gentile, Sumin Kim


State League One

State League One

State League One continues to heat up, with another exciting weekend of Football upon us. We take a quick look at some of Round 12’s fixtures.

We have been treated to an exciting top-four matchup as West Adelaide faces off against Para Hills Knights at West Beach Parks Football Centre Saturday afternoon. After starting the season off in great form, West Adelaide has dropped in form in recent weeks which has seen them lose to Playford City, draw with Adelaide University and most recently lose to Modbury Jets 2-0 in the Australia Cup SA Preliminary Rounds Quarter Finals. Without a league win since their 2-1 win over Fulham United in Round Nine, West Adelaide is eager to return to winning ways to jump back into the top three. However, they face a difficult challenge as they face Para Hills Knights who are yet to be between since Round Eight. Although not being beaten in their last three games, Para Hills Knights have dropped valuable points which have seen them draw on two occasions out of their last three games, which has allowed Modbury Jets to take a five-point lead at the top of the State League One. In their last fixture, Para Hills Knights drew with Adelaide Croatia Raiders 1-1 as Austyn Scambiatterra scored his sixth of the season. A win for West Adelaide will see them overtake Para Hills Knights, while their opponents are looking to close the five-point gap between themselves and first.

In other State League One action, we will see a red-hot Adelaide Blue Eagles squad face an Eastern United team who are looking to jump into the top six. Eastern United have regained good form in recent weeks which has seen them record wins over Port Adelaide and most recently Adelaide Hills who they beat midweek as Nikolin Matija converted a 90th-minute penalty to give them a 2-1 win. They also showed great spirit as they led Modbury Jets 2-1 last week until their opponents scored three goals in the last five minutes to secure the win. A win could see them potentially jump to fifth if Playford City and Adelaide Croatia Raiders are to drop points this week. Adelaide Blue Eagles are currently the most informed team in the competition as they have won all their last five games and have not lost since Round Five. This form has seen them jump into third, with the ambitions of securing second place after this round. Including the great team performances, the centre of the team’s success has been Dante Isla Cacciavillani’s great scoring form, which has seen him score in all of his last four games, taking his tally to nine goals for the season. In their last meeting, Adelaide Blue Eagles won the encounter 4-1 in Round One.

State League One football continues as Adelaide Croatia Raiders face Adelaide Victory at Rushworth Reserve, while Fulham United FC travels to Smith Partners Stadium to take on Modbury Jets, Port Adelaide takes on Playford City and Adelaide Hills battle with Adelaide University SC at Hawks Nest.


State League Two

State League Two

Cove FC host Pontian Eagles SC at Southern Soccer Facility Saturday afternoon as they look to close the gap between themselves and the top three. Undefeated for the opening nine games of the season, Cove FC was in a great position as they challenged for a place within the top three. However, they have now faced two consecutive goalless defeats which have seen them concede seven. Three points away from third, a win for Cove FC could prove very valuable if Vipers FC is to drop points. Their opponents Pontian Eagles SC will be looking to remain in the top six after Round 12, as they currently sit level on points with Northern Demons in seventh. Striker Anthony Dimas has been on fire once again this season, scoring 21 out of the team's 27 this season, with Dimas scoring more goals than six teams this season in State League One. In their last fixture, Pontian Eagles experienced their third defeat in four matches as they lost to Western Strikers 4-2. A win could see them cement their place in the top six and could see them overtake Cove FC.

Northern Demons look to gain entry back into the top six, however, face a tough challenge as they verse the current fifth-place Western Strikers at Byrne Park. Northern Demons has felt a major drop in form in recent weeks which has seen them drop from third to seventh since Round Seven. During this run, Northern Demons lost three games and most recently drew 2-2 with Mount Barker United SC. Western Strikers got the better of Northern Demons in the opening round with a 2-1 win. Although starting the season with only one win in their opening five games, Western Strikers have picked up great form in the recent weeks, which has seen them jump to fifth, while only losing one game since. Currently only two points behind Cove FC in fourth, a win could potentially see Western Strikers jump into fourth by the end of Round 12.

In other State League Two action sees Salisbury United battle Modbury Vista, Gawler Eagles FC host Mount Barker United SC at Karbeethan Reserve, Seaford Rangers travel to Pro Paint & Panel Oval – Weigall Oval to face Adelaide Cobras and Vipers FC face Noarlunga United at St Clair Oval.