R9 Preview - MetroStars vs. West Adelaide
We preview Round 9 in the National Premier Leagues - SA competition as North Eastern MetroStars host Metro United and West Adelaide at T.K. Shutter Reserve in an NPL Double Header.
MetroStars are coming off a hard fought 2-1 win away to Para Hills Knights in the FFA Cup. Captain Michael D'Aloisio and substitute Cohan Morris put us through to the next round after going behind early.
West Adelaide's last game was two weeks ago where they won 2-1 away against fellow strugglers South Adelaide. Goals either side of half time from Thanasi Lesi and Matthew Bouraee were enough to overcome the Panthers.
Head Coach Robbie Saraceno will will want to continue the momentum as they chase league leaders Adelaide Blue Eagles. Lachlan Barr returns to the side after missing the Para Hills fixture. Anthony Solagna faces a late fitness test after sustaining a back injury. Tim Henderson is a chance to make his return in the Reserves game after missing all of pre-season due to injury.
Photo credit: Adam Butler
MetroStars Squad: 1. Isaac Carmody 2. Nicholas Menechella, 3. Cohan Morris, 4. Justin Davis, 6. Lachlan Barr, 7. Michael D'Aloisio (c), 8. Rocky Callisto, 9. Thomas Strain, 10. Anthony Solagna, 11. Matthew Charalambous, 12. Benjamin Head, 14. Dylan Smith, 16. Alexander Jakob, 17. Matthew Dawber, 18. Fabian Barbiero, 19. Cooper O’Donnell, 20. Cameron O'Doherty, 22. Hamish Gow, 23. Christian Esposito, 25. Jackson O’Donnell, 26. Stefan Cali
West Adelaide Squad: 1. Lewis Moss, 3. Matthew Di Matteo, 5. Gatlat Tongyik, 6. Ryuta Hamamatsu, 7. Perry Mitris (c), 9. Theo Balomenos, 10. Kosta Mantis, 11. Ibrahima Kamara, 12. Matthew Bouraee, 13. Matthew Bouzalas, 15. Sebastian Goode, 18. Tito Bontor, 20. Thanasis Lesi, 23. Zak Zoina
Come and join us Sunday afternoon for a massive game of football! The game will also be live streamed on the Football Federation South Australia Facebook and YouTube pages. Alternatively, you can follow live updates on our Twitter @NE_MetroStars or by using the hashtag #MetroStars.
Fotis Massinis - Referee
TBA - Assistant Referee 1
Daniel Goodwin - Assistant Referee 2
MetroStars vs. West Adelaide Saturday 11th May - 2:30PM
U18 - 10AM | Reserves 12:15AM
T.K. Shutter Reserve
Metro United vs. West Adelaide - 5:30PM