R22 Preview - MetroStars vs. Modbury Jets

We preview Round 22 in the National Premier Leagues - SA competition as MetroStars host Modbury Jets at T.K. Shutter Reserve on Friday evening.

MetroStars come into this game following a disappointing 2-1 loss away to Croydon Kings.

Nahuel Bonada made his first start of the season and gave Metro the lead on 25 minutes, a powerful left footed strike following a blistering counter attack.

Domenic Costanzo's deflected free kick levelled the game up on 68 minutes.

Metro continued to create chances, substitute Esposito linking well with Bonada and Mori, but the breakthrough did not come.

Referee Daniel Cook awarded the home side a penalty on 85 minutes, which Costanzo converted confidently.

The away side were denied a penalty themselves only minutes later when Esposito's shot looked to have struck Trimboli's elbow.

It was cruel on MetroStars who were unable to convert a dominant display into a win.

10th placed Modbury Jets are coming off a 0-0 draw with Adelaide City. The draw stopped the club's run of 5 straight losses in the National Premier Leagues.

The club recently parted ways with their long term coach Jason Trimboli.

MetroStars are boosted with the return to full fitness for Joshua Mori and Christian Esposito, who share 11 goals between them this season. Defender Justin Davis completed 90 minutes in the Reserves last weekend against Croydon.

The two clubs have not met in a competitive fixtures since 2015.

As a way to honour the memory and legacy of honorable life member Dino Polisena, MetroStars will be holding memorial for Dino before kickoff, who sadly passed away earlier this year.

MetroStars Squad: 1. Isaac Carmody, 3. Cohan Morris, 4. Justin Davis, 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, 21. Alessio Melisi, 22. Hamish Gow, 24. Nahuel Bonada, 45. Jayden Spruyt (GK)

Injured: Stefan Cali (ACL:), Christian Esposito (thigh)

Modbury Jets Squad: 1. Kieran Griffiths (GK), 3. Thomas Veart, 5. Daniel Pritchard, 6. Nathan Farrell (C), 8. Zac Miller, 9. Harrison Conant, 10. Jesse Francesca, 13. Daniel Ditroia, 14. Donovan Pollock, 16. Peter Terminello, 20. Declan Burchell, 26. Shaun Mcgreevy, 29. Paul Radice

Highlights: Croydon Kings 2-1 MetroStars Footage: Football South Australia

Form (last 5 games):

Croydon Kings 2-1 MetroStars

MetroStars 2-2 Adelaide United

Campbelltown City 0-1 MetroStars

MetroStars 1-1 Raiders

Para Hills Knights 0-0 MetroStars

Modbury Jets 0-0 Adelaide City

Modbury Jets 0-2 Adelaide Blue Eagles

Modbury Jets 1-2 Adelaide Olympic

Cumberland United 3-0 Modbury Jets

Croydon Kings 2-1 Modbury Jets

Last 5 meetings:

28.1.16 - Modbury Jets 1-2 MetroStars

15.8.15 - Modbury Jets 0-2 MetroStars

15.5.15 - MetroStars 2-0 Modbury Jets

20.1.15 - Modbury Jets 0-3 MetroStars

21.1.14 - Modbury Jets 0-0 MetroStars

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:

Isabella Blaess - Referee

Andrew Kite - Assistant Referee 1

Ian Crossing - Assistant Referee 2

MetroStars vs. Modbury Jets Friday 14th August 2020

T.K. Shutter Reserve

Kick off 8:15PM

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