North Eastern MetroStars remain top of the National Premier League – SA table after a convincing 2-0 victory over West Torrens Birkalla at TK Shutter Reserve today.
MetroStars took the lead after 13 minutes, when Tom Strain was brought down in the box.
Christian Esposito stepped up and slotted the penalty past Eagles goalkeeper Alex Woodlands, to take his goal scoring tally for the season to 11 goals.
Five minutes later, Esposito nearly doubled MetroStars lead, but his shot was saved by Woodlands.
Straight after half time, MetroStars came out attacking, and double their lead when Anthony Solagna slipped the ball through to Matt Dawber, who rounded Woodlands, to make it 2-0.
Cohen Morris nearly made it 3-0 after 71 minutes, but his shot just sailed over the crossbar.
MetroStars remain two points clear at the top of the National Premier League – SA table, ahead of Campbelltown City, who were victorious 3-0 against Adelaide City.
MetroStars 2 (Esposito 13'P, Dawber 51')
WT Birkalla 0
MetroStars: Carmody, Barr, D'Aloisio, Henderson, Davis, Morris (Cali 79'), Solagna, Wooding (Callisto 72'), Dawber, Esposito, Strain (Jakob 79').
WT Birkalla: Woodlands, Abolaj, Cirillo (Yosief 62'), J.Maricic, Zafridis, T.Maricic, Monaco (Ashwood 76')), Suzuki, Zerillo, D'Agostino (Quaini 68'), Pollock.
Photos - Renee Vassallo