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.
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.
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