We preview Round 16 in the National Premier Leagues - SA competition as North Eastern MetroStars host Adelaide Comets on Friday evening.
The National Premier Leagues SA will finally resume following a long break due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The squad was able to prepare last week in a friendly match against State League 1 side White City. Goals from Tom Strain and Hamish Gow gave MetroStars a 2-0 victory and more importantly some valauble match fitness heading into Friday night's opener against Comets.
Nahuel Bonada has completed his suspension and will return to the squad. Tim Henderson is suspended following his red card in our last game against Adelaide Blue Eagles. Kyle Crout is out injured.
MetroStars Squad: 1. Isaac Carmody, 3. Cohan Morris, 5: Tim Henderson, 7. Michael D'Aloisio (c), 8. Rocky Callisto, 9. Tom Strain, 10. Anthony Solagna, 11. Luis Benedetti, 12. Benjamin Head, 14. Dylan Smith, 17. Matthew Dawber, 18. Fabian Barbiero, 19. Cooper O’Donnell, 20. Joshua Mori, 22. Hamish Gow, 23. Christian Esposito, 25. Jackson O’Donnell (GK), 26. Stefan Cali, 40. Jayden Spruyt (GK)
Injured: 4. Justin Davis, 16. Kyle Crout
Suspended: 24. Nahuel Bonada
Adelaide Comets Squad: 1. Julian Torresan, 4. Tom Dittmar, 5. Adam Le Cornu, 6. Jack Bladen, 7. Tete Yengi, 9. Andreas Wiens, 10. Anthony Mavrolambados, 11. Jayden Lobasso, 14. Nathan Andijanto, 15. Benedek Futtty-Ferdinandy, 16. Ninko Beric, 17. Lansana Smith, 22. Allan Welsh (c), 31. Daniel Vaughan (GK), 77. Chris Christofilos
Highlights: MetroStars 2-0 Adelaide Blue Eagles Footage: Football South Australia
Form (last 5 games):
MetroStars 2-0 White City
MetroStars 2-0 Adelaide Blue Eagles
MetroStars 1-1 Adelaide City
Cumberland United 0-8 MetroStars
MetroStars 0-3 Adelaide Olympic
Adelaide Comets 0-3 Cumberland United
Adelaide City 1-2 Adelaide Comets
Adelaide Comets 1-0 Cumberland United
Adelaide Olympic 0-1 Adelaide Comets
Modbury Jets 1-0 Adelaide Comets
Last 5 meetings:
8.2.20 - MetroStars 5-4 Adelaide Comets
7.9.19 - Adelaide Comets 4-0 MetroStars
29.6.19 - MetroStars 1-1 Adelaide Comets
16.3.19 - Adelaide Comets 1-4 MetroStars
6.7.18 - Adelaide Comets 1-1 MetroStars
Nahuel Bonada will return to the squad following suspension. Photo credit: Adam Butler
Come and join us Saturday afternoon for a massive game of football! The game will be live streamed on the Football South Australia YouTube channel.
Daniel Cook - Referee
TBA - Assistant Referee 1
Liam Miller - Assistant Referee 2
MetroStars vs. Adelaide Comets
Friday 3rd July 2020
T.K. Shutter Reserve
Kick off 7:30PM