Bonnyrigg and MetroStars progress to PS4 NPL decider

Football NSW’s Bonnyrigg White Eagles will host South Australia’s MetroStars SC in the PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues 2014 Grand Final after both won their respective Semi Finals to progress to the decider.

In equally tense affairs, Bonnyrigg defeated Queensland’s Premiership/Championship double winners Palm Beach Sharks 1-0 in the first Semi Final at the Bonnyrigg Sports Club on Saturday night before MetroStars SC toppled Victorian Premiers South Melbourne FC 2-1 this afternoon at Lakeside Stadium in Melbourne.

Striker and National Premier Leagues NSW Golden Boot winner Robbie Younis’ 39th minute strike proved the difference as Bonnyrigg ensured their spot in the PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues Grand Final, Palm Beach Sharks unable to keep the winning momentum going which has also seen them reach the Quarter Finals of the Westfield FFA Cup.

MetroStars SC then stunned hosts South Melbourne to book their place in the big one. The South Australians were given the dream start when South Melbourne’s James Musa turned the ball into his own net after 11 minutes.

A familiar source had the Victorians back on level terms in the 36th minute as striker Milos Lujic sent a header into the back of the net and the Victorian club could have gone into the break in front when they awarded a penalty but Jamie Reed blazed his spot kick over the bar.

The miss would end up proving costly as Scott Tunbridge came back to haunt his former club, latching onto a superb volley to give MetroStars SC back the advantage, an advantage they would manage to hold onto until the final whistle.

So eight teams have been narrowed down to two for the honour of being crowned PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues 2014 Champions. But notably, the Grand Final will also determine which club receives an automatic spot in next year’s Westfield FFA Cup Round of 32.

The date, venue and kick-off time of the PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues 2014 Grand Final will be released in the coming days.

PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues 2014 Semi Finals Review


Bonnyrigg White Eagles 1 (Younis 39’)

Palm Beach Sharks 0

Saturday 27 September 2014

Bonnyrigg Sports Club, Bonnyrigg Heights NSW

Referee: Kurt Ams

Bonnyrigg White Eagles starting line-up: 1.James CHRONOPOULOS (GK), 2.Alexander MANSUETO (14.Jordan CRIGHTON 66’), 4.David VRANKOVIC, 5.Chris TADROSSE (c), 6.Nikola ZONJIC, 8.Alexander CANAK, 9.Robert YOUNIS (17.Mitchell OSMOND 90+2’), 10.Tynan DIAZ, 12.Dylan FOX, 19.Aaron PETERSON, 21.Bo Hyun CHUN

Substitutes not used: 22.Liam GOBBO (GK), 26.Terek ERCAN

Yellow cards: Younis 77’, Peterson 81’

Red cards: Nil

Palm Beach Sharks starting line-up: 1.Shane VITAKANGAS (GK), 2.Riley DILLON (12.Daniel GRZIC 63’), 7.Justyn McKAY (c), 9.Christopher LUCAS, 10.Jarrod KYLE, 11.Nikola MIRKOVIC, 15.Eoghan MURPHY, 16.Jack BOXELL (3.Jordan MASON 80’), 17.Kristian REES, 18.Troy RUTHVEN, 28.Karl DODD (4.Ethan GRIMLEY 80’)

Substitutes not used: 8.Ben BUTLER, 20.Jack LITTLEJOHN (GK)

Yellow cards: Ruthven 63’

Red cards: Nil


South Melbourne FC 1 (Lujic 36’)

MetroStars SC 2 (Musa 11’ (og), Tunbridge 56’)

Sunday 28 September 2014

Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park VIC

Referee: Jonathan Barreiro

South Melbourne starting line-up: 21.Chris MAYNARD (GK), 2.Tim MALA, 4.Michael EAGER (c), 7.Nick EPIFANO (27.Leigh MINOPOULOS 61’), 8.Mathew THEODORE, 9.Milos LUJIC, 10.Tyson HOLMES (25.Shaun TIMMINS 61’), 11.Brad NORTON, 12.Iqi JAWADI, 14.James MUSA, 17.Jamie REED

Substitutes not used: 1.Jason SALDARIS (GK), 6.Dimi TSIARAS, 18.Dion KIRK

Yellow cards: Mala 42’, Timmins 65’, Lujic 79’

Red cards: Nil

MetroStars SC starting line-up: 20.Daniel GODLEY (GK), 2.David MENECHELLA, 5.Lee ROBERTSON, 6.Anthony SOLAGNA, 7.Michael D’ALOISIO, 9.Steven GRELLI, 11.Scott TUNBRIDGE (10.Andrew CIARLA 74’), 18.Fabian BARBIERO, 19.Joseph POLISENA (15.Lawrence D’ARRIGO 89’), 21.Adam VAN DOMMELE (c), 23.Perry MITRIS

Substitutes not used: 1.Julian CALI (GK), 3.Stefan CALI, 16.Andrew ORPHANOU

Yellow cards: Nil

Red cards: Nil