NPL Review: Jets and Inter flying high in SA

Modbury Jets continue to set the pace in NPL South Australia as they made it four wins without defeat by defeating Campbelltown City.

The Jets prevailed 1-0 at Smith Partners Stadium courtesy of Donovan Pollock’s second minute goal to consign City to their first defeat of the season.

The result sees them maintain a single point advantage over Adelaide Comets, who were also in the winner’s circle as they notched a 2-1 away win against Adelaide City.

Tete Yengi was the hero for the Comets as he netted deep in injury time to wrap up a match-winning double as both sides ended the contest with ten men – City’s Evan Kostopoulos and Comets’ Ryan Yates earning late send-offs.


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Also relying on an injury time winner was Cumberland United as notched their first win of the 2020 season by overcoming Para Hills Knights 2-1 A.A.Bailey Reserve.

Thomas Briscoe delivered the winner in the 15th minute of injury time for Cumberland after earlier cancelling out Victor Anyimba’s opener with just two minutes remaining in regular time.

Also claiming the points were MetroStars as they netted twice in the opening ten minutes to secure a 2-0 result over Adelaide Blue Eagles, while Croydon Kings notched their first win of the season with a 2-1 result at home to Raiders.

The scheduled fixture between Adelaide United Youth and Adelaide Olympic was postponed.

 

NPL Women’s South Australia

Fulham United come from behind to claim a 3-2 victory at Adelaide University in a pulsating Round 2 that featured three matches decided by late winners.

Fiona Worts opened the scoring for Fulham with a sharp finish inside the box, but Uni delivered a six minute blitz to lead at the half - Georgia Iannella curling in the leveller from the edge of the box before Alysia Panagakos converted with a stunning 30 yard chip.

However, Fulham recovered in the second stanza to claim their first win of the campaign as Natasha Vella pounced on an error before Mia Mcgranaghan delivered the winner with ten minutes remaining.

Metro United also came from behind against Football SA NTC, with a late Laura Stockdale goal securing victory to further their winning start to 2020.

Earlier NTC’s Emilia Murray opened accounts in the 61st minute only for Metro to respond two minutes later through Ebony Kyriacou’s looping strike from 40 yards.

It wasn’t enough to stake a claim on top spot though as fellow opening round winners Salisbury Inter also extended their perfect start with a 1-0 win over West Adelaide at Valo Football Centre courtesy of an 89th minute header from Nicole Calder.

But the biggest win of the round came from Adelaide City as they accounted for Adelaide Comets 5-2 at Adelaide City Park – with five separate players getting on the score sheet.

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