R20 Preview - Para Hills vs MetroStars

July 19, 2018

We preview Round 20 in the National Premier League – SA competition as Para Hills Knights host North Eastern MetroStars at The Paddocks on Saturday afternoon.


The last time these two sides met, saw MetroStars convincingly win 3-0 at home, however, this time around, both sides are playing for crucial final series spots with three matches remaining.


The Knights sit three points outside the Top 6, after going down 1-0 to West Adelaide last Sunday, and a loss in this match could put a huge dent in their finals aspirations.


On the other hand, MetroStars pegged Campbelltown City’s 4 point lead at the top of the NPLSA table to just one point, after their 2-1 victory over South Adelaide, while the Red Devils slipped up losing 3-2 to Adelaide Comets.


In a match that saw MetroStars control the majority of possession, they needed a 93rd minute goal from defender Lachlan Barr to seal the victory over Panthers.


Anthony Solagna was in outstanding form against Panthers, in a match that saw the return of Fabian Barbiero for his first match of the season.



Matt Dawber, who is in career form this season, will notch up his 50th MetroStars match this weekend, scoring 17 goals in his total club appearances since joining from Adelaide Blue Eagles. He has played 96 club matches locally scoring 18 goals overall.


Liam Wooding is a chance to make a return from injury in the match, while Tom Strain is still unavailable through injury.



Para Hills vs MetroStars
Saturday 21 July - 3:00PM
The Paddocks, Para Hills

Last Five Matches




Round 15    MetroStars             5     West Adel         2
Round 16    Olympic                 3     MetroStars        0
Round 17    MetroStars             5    Sturt                   3
Round 18    Comets                  1    MetroStars         1
Round 19    MetroStars             2    Panthers            1


Para Hills


Round 15     Para Hills               4    Sturt Lions           0   
Round 16     Camobelltown       2    Para Hills             0

Round 17     Para Hills               1    Adel Comets       3    
Round 18     WT Birkalla           0     Para Hills            1  
Round 19     West Adelaide      1     Para Hills            0

Number of Played Used This Season

MetroStars       18
Para Hills          24


Number of Clean Sheets This Season

MetroStars      8
Para Hills         2

Most Matches Played This Season

Anthony Solagna           19     
Justin Davis                  19 
Matthew Dawber           19   

Para Hills
Mohammed Sumaoro     19

Pierce Stephens             19

Pietro Piantedosi             19

Most Goals Scored This Season
Christian Esposito      16
Matthew Dawber         9    
Thomas Strain               9      

Para Hills
Andrew Butler                 5

Michael Ndekompte       4

Mohammed Sumaoro     3


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