A ripper contest is on the cards as NSW battle Queensland for a berth in the national final when Blacktown City FC host Moreton Bay United FC in Game 5 of the PlayStation 4 NPL Finals Series on Saturday night in Sydney.
PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues 2015 Finals Series – Semi Finals Preview
GAME 5 – Blacktown City FC v Moreton Bay United FC
Saturday 26 September 2015
Lilys Football Stadium, Seven Hills NSW
Kick-off: 7:30pm AEST
Referee: Kurt Ams
Assistant Referee 1: James Tesoriero
Assistant Referee 2: Mitch Clark
Fourth Official: TBC
Ticketing information: Tickets will be available at the venue
Tickets prices: Adult $10, Concession $5, Kids Under 16 FREE
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LIVE stream: Go to www.nationalpremierleagues.com.au to watch the LIVE stream
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Blacktown City FC squad: 1.Nenad VEKIC (gk), 3.Giorgio SPERANZA, 4.Yianni FRAGOGIANNIS, 5.George TIMOTHEOU, 6.Matthew LEWIS, 7.Travis MAJOR, 8.Sasa MACURA, 9.Joseph GIBBS, 10.Christos TOMARAS, 11.Danny SEUNG-JOO CHOI, 12.Daniel ARAUJO, 13.Tristan PRENDERGAST (gk), 14.Mitchell MALLIA, 15.Sam PERRE, 17.Lewis BEUMIE, 18.Jonathan GROZDANOVSKI, 19.Zachary CAIRNCROSS, 20.Connor EVANS, 21.Yianni PERKATIS, 26.Eoin MONTFORD, 29.Patrick FLOTTMAN, 31.Juan ZAPATA
Unavailable: 16.Patrick ANTELMI (suspended)
Moreton Bay United FC squad: 1.Luke BOREAN (gk), 2.Matthew ZAPPONE, 3.Scott STEWART, 4.Alex HENDERSON, 5.Ryota NAKAOOKA, 6.Liam PREVITERA, 7.Jordan FARINA, 8.Matthew CAPELO, 9.Royce BROWNLIE, 10.Stephen GREEN, 11.Charles MENDY, 12.Samuel DICKINSON, 13.Joseph CHAMPNESS, 14.Scott DYKMAN, 15.Jayke CUSCHIERI, 16.Rowan HEGGIE, 17.Jackson HALL, 18.Chom AROP, 19.Jacob MITCHELL, 20.Jake CLANCY (gk), 21.Finn BEAKHURST
With both sides producing some exceptional football in wins last weekend, this will be a tasty clash with Blacktown City FC bagging the crucial hosting rights for a home final.
Despite both recording comfortable wins in their Elimination Finals last weekend, Blacktown City FC earned the right to host after accruing one more point than Moreton Bay United using the competition’s points system to determine the hosts for the Semi Finals and Grand Final.Last week, Blacktown City had too much class for Canberra FC and it was their big guns that rose to the occasion in the 4-1 drubbing.
Mitchell Mallia, Patrick Antelmi, Travis Major and Joey Gibbs scored the goals and were threatening throughout.
Moreton Bay should be on red alert in what is a tough road trip for the classy Queenslanders.
A plus for the visitors though is the suspension of Demons playmaker Antelmi, after he was sent off on Sunday for a lunging tackle on Canberra’s James Field.
The Jets memorable season – which included winning the double in PS4 NPL Queensland - shows no signs of slowing down.
They cruised into this semi-final with a comfortable 3-1 demolition of Edgeworth with the impressive Charles Mendy, Jackson Hall and Jordan Farina getting on the scoresheet.
It will undoubtedly be a tough road trip for Adam Piddick’s side but they’ll rely on their stingy defence and pace on the counter to try pull off an upset.
Who will come out on top in this State of Origin battle?
Player to watch: Mitchell Mallia (Blacktown City)
Player to watch: Charles Mendy (Moreton Bay United)