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Competition: Women's NPL SA 2019
Round: 13


Adelaide City vs West Adelaide
Venue: Adelaide City Park
Date: 07/06/2019 06:15 PM

Adelaide City Park will host a top-of-the-table clash between Adelaide City and West Adelaide in a match that might define this year’s Premiership race.

Adelaide City has recorded some big results in recent weeks scoring a whopping 24 unanswered goals in their last three games. Scoring machines Chelsie Dawber, Dani Di Bartolo, and Yuka Sasaki are all averaging more than a goal a game this season.

City’s only loss this season was to West in Round 6 at West Beach. A Georgia Macri double fired West to a stunning upset 3-1 win but they’ve dropped some crucial points since then. With an eight-point gap between the two teams, the visitors may need a win to keep their chances of claiming top spot alive.
A huge match awaits tonight at Oakden between these fierce rivals.

Adelaide City FC line-up: 1. Kendall Jenner, 2. Alicia Nickolas, 3. Matilda Mcnamara, 4. Daniela Di Bartolo, 5. Alyce Macauley, 6. Nora Peat, 8. Dylan Holmes, 10. Chelsie Dawber, 12. Georgia Campagnale, 13. Alison Atkins, 16. Isobel Dahlen-Flight, 17. Tiarn Powell (C), 19. Daphne Mcleod, 33. Nanako Sasaki, 40. Yuka Sasaki, 45. Claudia Jenkins (GK)

Coaches: Andrew Calderbank, Mitchell Daly, Brian Gale

Team Staff: Seymour Di Bartolo, Rachael Jaensch


West Adelaide line-up: 1. Sarah Willacy (GK), 2. Elena Psaroulis, 4. Abby Touchette, 5. Christie Hillyer, 8. Georgia Macri, 10. Chrissa Pavlomanolakos (C), 11. Emily Hodgson, 12. Nicole Tilley, 13. Maddie DuRieu, 15. Anna Pritchard, 18. Izabel Czechowicz, 19. Mina Nishitani, 22. Alexandra Ladas, 28. Siena Covino, 29. Nenita Burgess, 38. Harriet Burnett

Coaches: Adrian Santrac, Paul Giannaras, Christina Papageorgiou, Eric Sialas

Team Staff: Julie Ocego-Kingsley, Carla Magnera, Vasilios Pantelis



Adelaide Comets vs Adelaide University
Venue: West Beach Parks Football Centre
Date: 07/06/2019 06:15 PM

The pressure is well and truly on both Comets and University as the former sits just a point above bottom spot while the latter risks losing touch with the top four.

Comets have been unable to turn several competitive displays into points and while they come into the match after consecutive draws (with West Adelaide and NTC), they have only found the back of the net three times in their last six games.

Adelaide University looked on course for a second consecutive win last weekend as they led West for most of their match after Mawa Sumaoro gave them an early lead. But three late goals to West saw Uni fail to close the gap between them and 4th-placed Metro United.

With both sides struggling for goals, it could be a tight encounter in tonight’s first match at West Beach Parks though the last meeting between the two teams saw Uni record a 3-2 win.

Adelaide Comets line-up: 1. Tessa Touchette (GK), 6. Lisa Hurcombe, 7. Elise Garlick, 9. Victoria Mansueto, 11. Emma Wiltshire, 14. Rachel Hampton, 16. Sarah Chappel (C), 23. Caitlin Stalker, 24. Mariah Aplin, 26. Julia Paneras, 31. Rosie Coleman (GK), 38. Jasmine Styles, 42. Izabella Palmero, 44. Albane Navicet, 47. Courtney Dowling, 49. Georgie Nicola, 50. Lea Abadou

Coaches: Tony Mansueto, Arthur Skrembos, Jim Tsialafos, Alex Savva

Team Staff: Jeanette Chappel, Steffan Bastians, James Frantzis


Adelaide University line-up: 1. Evelyn Goldsmith (GK), 2. Elle Pirintzis, 3. Elysha Magor, 4. Gemma Macfarlane, 7. Mia Lundquist, 10. Georgia Iannella, 11. Laura Johns (C), 13. Mabel Day, 14. Pirrie Weeks, 16. Milano Venter, 17. Natalie Hayman, 19. Deva Kljajic, 23. Alysia Panagakos, 26. Georgina Toome, 30. Mawa Sumaoro

Coaches: Kosta Jaric, Andrej Djakovic, Alex Macdonald, Hayley Truskewycz

Team Staff: Giorgio Profiris, Thiago Pinheiro



Fulham United vs FFSA NTC
Venue: West Beach Parks Football Centre
Date: 07/06/2019 08:00 PM

After three scoreless matches, Fulham has managed to net six times in their three most recent outings and that run has seen them claim two wins and move up to 6th on the ladder.

But their last game resulted in a disappointing 3-4 loss to Salisbury Inter in which they led when their opponents were reduced to ten players.

Despite only picking up their first point in four games last week, NTC could move ahead of Fulham with a win tonight, however, the young team has struggled to score in recent weeks despite some enterprising play. Speedster Emilia Murray – who has three for the season – might be the key to NTC ending their goal drought.

That will certainly happen if this meeting is anything like the last between the two sides – an entertaining 4-4 draw.


Fulham United line-up: 1. Matilda Comley (GK), 4. Natasha Vella (C), 5. Jenna Mccormick, 6. Josephine Trimboli, 7. Jessica Fulford, 10. Amielia Ebbs, 11. Sarah Hunt, 13. Hannah Jenkin, 14. Laura Niejalke, 15. Sharni Tansell, 16. Caitlin Le Roux, 19. Zoe J Turner-Davey, 21. Jessica Benzi, 22. Sarah Mills, 23. Lauren Ferretti, 30. Konstantina Theodorakos

Coaches: John Ebbs, Ayoub Hassine, Valentino Esposito

Team Staff: Angelina Comley, Dean Spurling, Antony Tedesco


FFSA NTC  line-up: 1. Erin Murphy (GK), 2. Zoe Tolland, 3. Michaela Belmonte, 6. Ella Tonkin, 7. Talia Bilardo, 8. Gabriella Demarco, 10. Caitlin White, 11. Lara Kirkby, 15. Sarah Branford, 17. Lily Di Cola, 19. Ellie Sparrow, 20. Abbey Burns, 23. Emilia Murray, 24. Abby Middleton, 33. Katie Bowler

Coaches: Michele Lastella, Michael Moularas, Mark Lobianco, Dylan Lucas

Team Staff: Sharee Mcnamara, Airton Andrioli, Crystal Waters



Salisbury Inter vs Metro United
Venue: VALO Football Centre
Date: 7/06/2019 08:15 PM

Tonight’s only match at VALO Football Centre sees 3rd take on 4th with Salisbury Inter in the unusual position of starting a meeting with Metro as favourites.

And with Inter level on points with 2nd-placed West, they will be keen to keep the pressure on with another three points this evening.

Despite losing 0-9 to Adelaide City a fortnight ago, Inter has won four of their last five and will take great heart from their epic come-from-behind win against Fulham last week. Emily Condon has 13 goals from 12 matches this season and Esther Heywood-Smith is the perfect foil.

Three straight losses have put Metro in unchartered territory and their recent clash with City – which saw Metro 0-4 down within 22 minutes – wouldn’t have helped their confidence. But with so many experienced players, you wouldn’t count last year’s Premiers out just yet.

On the eve of the Women’s World Cup, this match sees Matildas cap number 100 (Kristy Moore) up against cap number 200 (Condon).


Salisbury Inter line-up: Courtney Mitchell, Ruby Smith, 1. Sian Mclaren (GK), 2. Melanie Comyns, 5. Esther M Heywood-smith, 6. Chantelle Ryder (C), 10. Emily Condon, 11. Nicola Frazzetto, 14. Jasmine Hurst, 15. Sarah Taylor, 17. Romy Franceschilli, 20. Erin Hood, 22. Olivia Comini, 26. Sinead Parobiec, 30. Sofia Tipouikidis

Coaches: Tracey Jenkins, Darran King, Brad Donovan, Phil Hallard

Team Staff: Tamara Simeoni, Kim Hood

Metro United WFC line-up: 1. Olivia Beer, 2. Ebony Kyriacou, 7. Millie Scott, 8. Chrissy Panagaris, 9. Roxann Dodd, 10. Eleanor Bills, 12. Rochelle Kuhar, 14. Donna Cockayne, 15. Mirella Scalzi, 17. Stella Rigon (C), 18. Isabella Scalzi, 29. Jessica Signoriello, 50. Georgia Henderson, 55. Olivia Bunge, 81. Michaela Hadaj, 87. Zoe Hammond

Coaches: Antonio Scalzi, Brenton Ellul

Team Staff: Elizabeth Mcgrath, Terry Kyriacou, Andreas Zacharia