FFA Cup Preview - Elizabeth Downs vs. MetroStars


We preview the Quarter Finals of FFA Cup SA Qualifying as SAASL Sunday Division 1 champions Elizabeth Downs host North Eastern MetroStars at Argana Park on Tuesday evening.

MetroStars are coming off a 1-0 away loss to Adelaide City last Friday night (highlights here) and will be looking to bounce back after a disappointing performance. Meanwhile our opponents Elizabeth Downs comfortably dismantled East Adelaide 5-0 in the SAASL Challenge Cup on Saturday afternoon.

Head Coach Robbie Saraceno will be expecting a big response from his squad following a sub-par showing against Adelaide City. Captain Michael D'Aloisio is suspended after receiving a red card against Adelaide City. Tom Strain and Christian Esposito face fitness tests Monday night after both being subbed off early against Adelaide City.

Bailey Truscott will be a familiar face on the opposition lineup spent two years at MetroStars before signing for the Adelaide United youth team in 2016. James Odenwalder will be a goal threat having scored 3 goals in 4 games.

Photo credit: 3rd Team

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

Elizabeth Downs Squad: 1. Bryce Pritchard, 2. Luke Lawley, 3. Craig Mcdevitt, 5. Cody Morrison, 8. Darcy Clarke, 10. Thomas Blackett, 11. Matthew Watson, 13. Callum Miller, 15. Braiden Gundlach, 17. James Odenwalder, 18. Jack Fisher, 19. Benjamin Aldridge, 20. Bayley Truscott, 21. Damien Daglish, 24. Sam Watson, 26. Dylan Costanzo

Referee Appointments:

Daniel Cook - Referee

Liam Miller - Assistant Referee 1

Peter Thomas - Assistant Referee 2

Come and join us Tuesday night for a massive game of football! Alternatively, you can follow live updates on our Twitter @NE_MetroStars or by using the hashtag #MetroStars.

Elizabeth Downs vs. MetroStars Tuesday 21st May - 7:30PM

Argana Park, Elizabeth Downs

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