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Women's National Premier League SA

Finals Week 1

West Adelaide vs FFSA NTC Girls

Venue: VALO Football Centre – The Parks

Date: 17/08/2018 06:00 PM

West Adelaide line-up: 2. Elena Psaroulis, 5. Christie Hillyer, 6. Christina Papageorgiou (C), 8. Georgia Macri, 10. Chrissa Pavlomanolakos, 11. Emily Hodgson, 12. Nicole Tilley, 13. Maddie Du Rieu, 16. Georgie Nicola, 17. Dragana Kljajic, 22. Harriet Burnett, 23. Justine Hall (GK), 27. Mina Nishitani, 29. Nenita Burgess, 33. Anna Pritchard, 39. Susan Bassett

Coaches: Kevin Mccormack, Christopher Goddard, Kirsty Wilkinson

Team Staff: Chichi May, Carla Magnera, Carol Goddard


FFSA NTC Girls line-up: 1. Evelyn Goldsmith (GK), 3. Gemma Macfarlane, 4. Mabel Day, 5. Charlotte Grant, 7. Meleri Mullan, 8. Gabriella Demarco, 11. Katie Bowler, 12. Georgia Box, 13. Georgia Iannella, 15. Zoe Tolland, 17. Erin Murphy, 19. Ellie Sparrow, 21. Ella Tonkin, 22. Lara Kirkby, 25. Mikayla Vidmar, 30. Sarah  Branford

Coaches: Michael Matricciani, Michele Lastella, Mitchell Higgins

Team Staff: Sharee Mcnamara, Airton Andrioli, Jason Collins


Last time they met:
2018 WNPL Round 19 FFSA NTC Girls 0 – 2 West Adelaide

West Adelaide and the FFSA NTC Girls will battle it out in tonight’s WNPL Week 1 Elimination Final.

West Adelaide fought it out with Adelaide City in the Women’s Premier and State League Cup Final last week, unfortunately falling 3-2 thanks to a hattrick from Adelaide City Captain Tiarn Powell.

NTC on the other hand had a week break to accommodate the cup final, after a 4-1 final round victory against Adelaide University guaranteed their top 4 finish.

The last time these two sides met it was end-to-end to action in the first half with neither team able to break the deadlock.  West Adelaide finally broke through NTC’s structured defense in the 65th min through a hit from Christie Hillyer. West Adelaide went on to secure the win when Hillyer doubled her tally later in the half.

To catch all the action head down to VALO Football Centre from 6:00pm.

Metro United vs Adelaide City

Venue: VALO Football Centre – The Parks

Date: 17/08/2018 08:15 PM

Last time they met:
2018 WNPL Round 21 – Metro United 2 – 2 Adelaide City

Metro United WFC line-up: 1. Kelly Barltrop (GK), 2. Ebony Kyriacou (C), 5. Nicole Calder, 6. Laura Stockdale, 7. Racheal Quigley, 8. Chrissy Panagaris, 11. Lauren Steer, 12. Rochelle Kuhar, 13. Vanessa Reed, 14. Donna Cockayne, 16. Kelsey Zafiridis, 17. Stella Rigon, 18. Isabella Scalzi, 20. Chanel Todino, 23. Kristy Moore, 55. Esther Tóth

Coaches: Marie Spagnoletti, Maryanne Mavra

Team Staff: Terry Kyriacou, Andreas Zacharia, Michael Hadaj


Adelaide City FC line-up: 1. Alisa Iino, 2. Alicia Nickolas, 4. Daniela Di Bartolo, 5. Alyce Macauley, 8. Dylan Holmes, 11. Grace Abbey, 12. Georgia Campagnale, 13. Jessica Goldfinch, 16. Isobel Dahlen-Flight, 17. Tiarn Powell (C), 19. Daphne Mcleod, 20. Kendall Jenner (GK), 22. Nicole Robertson, 30. Chelsie Dawber, 33. Nanako Sasaki

Coaches: Michael Hatzipanagiotis, Paul Pezos, Miodrag Bogatic, Hamish Wilson

Team Staff: Seymour Di Bartolo, Andrew Calderbank, Frank Coghlan



Metro United and Adelaide City will play each other for a fifth time this season with a possible sixth if they both make it to the Grand Final in 2 weeks.

The winner of this match will gain automatic entry into the grand final and the loser will go into their own elimination final, against the eventual winner of tonight’s Week 1 Eiminiation Final between West Adelaide and FFSA NTC Girls.

Adelaide City will be high on confidence, entering the game as 2018 Women’s Premier and State League Cup Champions, after a win against West Adelaide in last week’s Cup Final.

Metro United however had a week rest after being knocked out by Adelaide City in the quarter finals of the cup earlier this year.

The two sides met in the final round of the regular season where the match decided the premiership. Metro secured the title after a 2-2 draw with City at TK Shutter Reserve.

On that occasion, City took the lead in the 1st minute of the game thanks to a Dylan Holmes wonder strike. Rachael Quigley then headed the ball into the back of the net after a Stella Rigon corner, to make it 1-1 at half-time.

A goal each in the second half secured the 2-2 draw, and the premiership for Metro United. If tonight’s match is anything like the Round 21 clash, we are in for a treat. Metro United and Adelaide City know each other very well and will be out to secure a week’s rest before heading to the big dance at Coopers Stadium on Saturday September 1st.

Salisbury United vs Fulham United

Venue: Steve Jarvis Park - Burton

Date: 18/08/2018 01:30 PM


Despite Fulham United coming off a very good end to their season, their slow start has put them into a 2-leg playoff with Women’s State League 2nd placed Salisbury United.

Salisbury United had a very successful first year in the Women’s State League, fnishing 2nd overall with a total of 89 goals. 62 of these coming from striking power house duo Katelyn Tucker and Natasha Pritchard.

Last time Salisbury United came up against a WNPL team was in round 1 of the Women’s Premier and State League Cup. Salisbury United went down 7-1 to Salisbury Inter in a tough afternoon at Steve Jarvis Park – Burton for United.

Fulham’s confidence is high after their team finally came into good form late in the season, gaining 7 points from their last 4 games. Fulham will have a tough task against Salisbury United, but they have the advantage of experience through their side with Jenna Mccormick controlling the middle of the park.

Will there be a Salisbury derby in the 2019 WNPL or will Fulham United’s experience triumph through in the playoff? Head down to Steve Jarvis Park – Burton to catch all the action live from 1:30pm.