We preview Round 9 in the National Premier Leagues - SA competition as Adelaide City host North Eastern MetroStars at Adelaide City Park on Friday night.
MetroStars are coming off a comfortable 4-1 win at home to West Adelaide. It was a man of the match performance from Dylan Smith who grabbed two goals and an assist to continue a great start to life at T.K. Shutter Reserve. Christian Esposito also got on the score sheet to take his goal tally up to 4 for the season.
Meanwhile Adelaide City are coming off a humiliating 5-0 loss away to Kon Antoniou's Adelaide Comets. Coach Michael Matricciani will want his side to bounce back as City look to climb out of the relegation zone.
MetroStars coach Rob Saraceno almost has a full squad available to his for selection. Tim Henderson got 45 minutes under his belt in the Reserves fixture last week and is hoping to be near a comeback to the first team. Saraceno may look to manage his ahead ahead of next Tuesday's FFA Cup tie against Elizabeth Downs.
Photo credit: Joe Janko
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
Adelaide City Squad: 1. Ryan Veitch, 2. Christopher Pepe, 3. Bradley Corbo, 5. Zakariah Waters, 6. Dominic Matricciani, 8. Joseph Costa, 9. Joseph Costa, 10. Evan Kostopoulos, 11. Nicholas Bucco, 14. Ante Markulic, 17. Stefan Casalbore, 18. Paul Radice, 20. Luke Ostbye, 22. Haris Vuckic, 45. Tomas Maricic, 46. Marcos Flores
Come and join us Friday night for a massive game of football! Alternatively, you can follow live updates on our Twitter @NE_MetroStars or by using the hashtag #MetroStars.
Christian Verdicchio - Referee
Andrew Kite - Assistant Referee 1
Liam Miller - Assistant Referee 2
Adelaide City vs. MetroStars
Friday 17th May - 8:30PM
Adelaide City Park, Oakden