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R18 Preview - MetroStars vs. Raiders

We preview Round 18 in the National Premier Leagues - SA competition as MetroStars host Raiders at T.K. Shutter Reserve on Friday evening.

MetroStars come into this game following an frustrating 0-0 draw with Para Hills Knights last Saturday afternoon.

Rob Saraceno's side struggled to create many chances at the Paddocks against a well organised Para Hills outfit.

Raiders last weekend got an impressive victory over Adelaide Olympic. English striker Alun Webb got both goals to propel Raiders up to 4th in the table.

Tim Henderson is in the final week of his suspension following his red card against Adelaide Blue Eagles. Justin Davis is close to a return and may feature this week in the Reserves.

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 (knee)

Suspended: 5. Tim Henderson

Raiders Squad: 1. Vasilios Tryfopoulos (GK), 2. Jacob Lever, 3. Mark Ulaj, 4. Paul Blefari (c), 5. Adam Van Dommele, 7. Mohammed Sumaoro, 8. Joseph Costa, 9. Alunn Webb, 10. Jake Monaco, 11. David Carosi, 14. Oliver Zafiridis, 15. Noah Holmes, 16. Sallu Kamara, 17. Thomas Brown, 21. Jacob Lever, 25. Craig Shearer, 44. Ibrahima Soumah, 99. Emanuel Philip

Highlights: Para Hills Knights 0-0 MetroStars Footage: Football South Australia

Form (last 5 games):

Para Hills Knights 0-0 MetroStars

MetroStars 2-0 White City

MetroStars 2-0 Adelaide Blue Eagles

MetroStars 1-1 Adelaide City

Cumberland United 0-8 MetroStars

Raiders 2-0 Adelaide Olympic

Modbury Jets 2-4 Raiders

Croydon Kings 2-1 Raiders

Adelaide Blue Eagles 0-1 Raiders

Raiders 0-0 Campbelltown City

Last 5 meetings:

24.8.19 - Raiders 0-4 MetroStars

27.7.19 - MetroStars 0-2 Raiders

27.4.19 - Raiders 0-1 MetroStars

4.6.16 - MetroStars 1-0 Raiders

5.3.16 - Raiders 0-1 MetroStars

Head Coach Rob Saraceno may look to make changes to the side. Photo credit: Adam Butler

Come and join us Friday evening for a massive game of football! The game will be live streamed on the Football South Australia YouTube channel.

Referee Appointments:

Daniel Elder - Referee

TBA - Assistant Referee 1

Ian Crossing - Assistant Referee 2

MetroStars vs. Raiders Friday 17th July 2020

T.K. Shutter Reserve

Kick off 7:30PM

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