R17 Preview - Para Hills Knights vs. MetroStars

We preview Round 17 in the National Premier Leagues - SA competition as MetroStars travel to face Para Hills Knights on Saturday afternoon.

MetroStars come into this game following an exhilarating 5-4 win over Adelaide Comets at T.K. Shutter Reserve.

The game got off to blistering start with the home side 2 goals up inside 7 minutes courtesy of Joshua Mori and Christian Esposito. Mori added a third before just half time.

Comets hit back just two minutes into the second half through a Yengi header.

Esposito added his second of the game with a fine long range strike. Allan Welsh scored two penalty kicks before Mori sealed the game in injury time and his hat-trick of goals.

Substitute Christofilos added to the score in the 93rd to round a spectacular return to compettion for both side.

Para Hills last weekend fought valiantly against Adelaide City . Logan Marley-Mcfall put the Knights ahead on 9 minutes before second half goals from Bucco and Carter gave the home side the victory.

Nahuel Bonada has completed his suspension and will return to the squad. Tim Henderson is suspended following his red card against Adelaide Blue Eagles. Kyle Crout was a late inclusion to the squad last weekend and is available for selection.

MetroStars Squad: 1. Isaac Carmody, 3. Cohan Morris, 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, 21. Alessio Melisi, 22. Hamish Gow, 23. Christian Esposito, 24. Nahuel Bonada, 26. Stefan Cali, 40. Jayden Spruyt (GK)

Injured: 4. Justin Davis (ACL)

Suspended: 5. Tim Henderson

Para Hills Knights Squad: 2. Ali Rayez Muradi, 4. Kieran Mcnally, 5. Tyson Herraman, 6. Mohamed Conneh, 7. Ethan Lekkas, 8. Franz Pjetri, 9. Luka Chikwuba, 10. Isaac Mullen, 11. Andrew Maio, 13. Tito Bontor, 14. Lochlan Czapla, 16. Victor Anyimba, 18. Logan Marley-Mcfall, 20. Stephan Travaglione, 21. Jordan Findlay (GK)

Highlights: MetroStars 5-4 Adelaide Comets Footage: Football South Australia

Form (last 5 games):

MetroStars 5-4 Adelaide Comets

MetroStars 2-0 White City

MetroStars 2-0 Adelaide Blue Eagles

MetroStars 1-1 Adelaide City

Cumberland United 0-8 MetroStars

Adelaide City 2-1 Para Hills Knights

Cumberland United 2-1 Para Hills Knights

Para Hills Knights 0-1 Adelaide Olympic

Modbury Jets 2-1 Para Hills Knights

Para Hills Knights 2-1 Croydon Kings

Last 5 meetings:

25.5.19 - MetroStars 4-1 Para Hills Knights

4.5.19 - Para Hills Knights 1-2 MetroStars

23.2.19 - Para Hills Knights 1-2 MetroStars

21.7.18 - Para Hills Knights 2-1 MetroStars

12.5.18 - MetroStars 3-0 Para Hills Knights

Joshua Mori and Christian Esposito have 11 goals between them so far this season. 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.

Referee Appointments:

Christian Verdicchio - Referee

TBA - Assistant Referee 1

Joe-Jordan Tripodi - Assistant Referee 2

Para Hills Knights vs. MetroStars Saturday 11thd July 2020

T.K. Shutter Reserve

Kick off 3:00PM

Reserves 12:45PM | Under 18 10:30AM