WA's Bayswater juggernaut takes on a Tasmanian outfit team racking up the air miles as the Apple Isle champs make the long flight to Perth for this intriguing semi final in the PlayStation 4 NPL 2015 Finals Series.
GAME 6 – Bayswater City SC v Olympia FC
Sunday 27 September 2015
Frank Drago Reserve, Bayswater WA
Kick-off: 2:30pm local (4:30pm AEST)
Referee: Adam Field
Assistant Referee 1: Josh Mannella
Assistant Referee 2: Matthew Southern
Fourth Official: Steven Gregory
Ticketing information: Tickets will be available at the venue
Tickets prices: Adult $10, Concession $5, Kids Under 16 FREE
LIVE stream: Go to www.nationalpremierleagues.com.au to watch the LIVE stream
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Bayswater City SC squad: 1.Devon SPENCE (gk), 2.Declan HARGREAVES, 3.Aaron DELANEY, 4.Kostantinos SPARTA, 5.Ayden DRAGUN, 6.Todd HOWARTH, 7.Jamie MURPHY, 9.Gustavo GIRON-MARULANDA, 10.Damien CATALANO, 11.Corey BARCLAY, 12.Adam TONG, 13.Trent KAY, 14.Danny DIXON, 15.Brian FARRELL, 16.Jamie COYNE, 17.Bor Bor SAM, 19.Alex WILD, 20.Sam MITCHINSON, 21.David HEAGNEY, 22.Pasquale GIOFFRE (gk), 23.Chris SALDARIS, 24.Patients ILAHAMBAYE, 25.Jason SALDARIS (gk)
Olympia FC squad: 1.Sean LEWIS (gk), 2.Jacob HERBERT, 3.Harry WOOLLEY, 5.Luke EYLES, 6.Nicholas MEARNS, 7.Warren WADAWU, 8.William ROBERTS, 9.Emmanuel TSAKIRIS, 10.Gavin HOY, 11.Nicholas MEREDITH, 13.Christian DI MARTINO, 14.Jonathan GRIFFITHS, 15.Lachlan NICHOLS, 16.Jake VANDERMAY, 17.Alessandro BELLINI, 18.Jack CALLAN, 19.Stuart PAGE, 20.James ACKERLEY, 21.Spiros PARADISIS (gk)
Unavailable: 4.Shae HICKEY
Can anybody stop the Bayswater City juggernaut?
Unbeaten in the Western Australia PS4 NPL season, Chris Coyne’s side did it again last Sunday to make it to the last four of the national NPL competition.
Trailing West Adelaide for much of the game, two goals in three second half minutes via David Heagney and Danny Dixon turned the result on its head.
Now back on their home turf City will see this as the perfect opportunity to make the national decider.
But what a great story Olympia FC are proving to be!
Expected to be swatted aside by South Melbourne last weekend, the plucky Tasmanians had other ideas, grinding out a 2-1 win.
The fact they did it with 10 men for most of the second half only added further weight to their stunning performance.
Gun midfielder Shae Hickey was the player who received that red card and is a huge loss for the visitors but they are drawing inspiration from the MetroStars of 2014 and believe they can go all the way by playing away.
You’d be foolish to write Glen McNeill’s troops off in what should be an utterly enthralling contest in the west.
Player to watch: David Heagney (Bayswater City)
Player to watch: Gavin Hoy (Olympia FC)