R13 Preview - MetroStars vs. Adelaide United
We preview Round 13 in the National Premier Leagues - SA competition as North Eastern MetroStars host Adelaide United at T.K. Shutter Reserve on Saturday afternoon.
MetroStars are coming off a 5-0 win over Adelaide Blue Eagles (match highlights here) last Saturday afternoon. A brilliant hat-trick and man of the match performance from Dylan Smith led us to victory over the team sitting second in the league. Rocky Callisto and Matthew Dawber also got on the score sheet to keep us within touching distance of the league leaders Campbelltown City.
Meanwhile Adelaide United are coming off a hard fought 1-1 draw against Adelaide Olympic. The Young Reds made 5 changes to their lineup as their A-League contracted players were made unavailable. Nonetheless an impressive point to stop their 4 game losing streak. Domenico Costanzo and Jai King linked up well to provide the games opener before a conceding a second half penalty.
Christian Esposito is a possibility to be included following a knee injury. Tom Strain and Cohan Morris are unlikely to feature. Fabian Barbiero and Dylan Smith are set to face the club they represented at A-League level. New signings Liam Wooding and Nahuel Bonada are also available for selection.
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, 15. Liam Wooding, 16. Alexander Jakob, 17. Matthew Dawber, 18. Fabian Barbiero, 19. Cooper O’Donnell, 20. Cameron O'Doherty, 22. Hamish Gow, 23. Christian Esposito, 24. Nahuel Bonada 25. Jackson O’Donnell, 26. Stefan Cali
Adelaide United Squad: 2. Cooper Nunn, 3. Noah Smith, 6. Ryan Yates, 7. Taras Gomulka, 8. Jai King, 9. Ninko Beric, 10. Kusini Yengi, 12. Yared Abetew, 13. Daniel Bressan, 17. Aladdin Irabona, 20. Luca Meggetto (GK), 21. Domenico Costanzo, 32. Gideon Arok, 38. Ayom Ayom Majok, 44. Jared Clark, 50. Dakota Ochsenham (GK)
Anthony Solagna played in his 250th competitive game last Saturday. Photo credit: Adam Butler
Form (last 5 games):
MetroStars 5-0 Adelaide Blue Eagles
MetroStars 4-1 Para Hills Knights
Elizabeth Downs 3-3 MetroStars (4-2 on penalties)
Adelaide City 1-0 MetroStars
Para Hills Knights 1-2 MetroStars
Adelaide Olympic 1-1 Adelaide United
Adelaide United 1-3 Raiders
Adelaide United 0-1 Adelaide Blue Eagles
South Adelaide 3-1 Adelaide United
Adelaide United 1-3 Adelaide Comets
Last 4 meetings:
14.4.19 - Adelaide United 3-2 MetroStars
18.8.18 - MetroStars 1-0 Adelaide United (Elimination Final)
3.6.18 - Adelaide United 2-1 MetroStars
3.3.18 - MetroStars 4-3 Adelaide United
22.7.17 - MetroStars 3-2 Adelaide United
Photo credit: Adam Butler
Andrew Kite - Referee
Ian Crossing - Assistant Referee 1
Thomas Temby - Assistant Referee 2
MetroStars vs. Adelaide United Saturday 8th June - 3PM
Reserves 12:45PM | U18 10:30AM
T.K. Shutter Reserve, Klemzig