PS4 NPL Capital Football Preliminary Final Review

A dominant Canberra FC brushed aside Tigers to set up a rematch of last year's Grand Final with Canberra Olympic.

Canberra FC is through to the Playstation 4 NPL Capital Football Grand Final after defeating Tigers FC 5-1 at McKellar Park on Sunday.

Goals from Kye Edwards, James Field and Aiden Brunskill, topped off a dominant performance for Canberra FC, who now go on to play Westfield FFA Cup Quarter-Finalists and PS4 NPL Minor Premiers, Canberra Olympic FC in the Grand Final next weekend.

Tigers FC were outclassed by their opponents and despite putting up a good fight; missing notable names (Stephen Domenici, Julian Borgna and Daniel Barac all out with either suspension or injuries) was too much in the end and Canberra FC dominated the match ultimately.

The first half began with Canberra FC continuing their rampant form from last week (defeating Belconnen United 4-0), coming out of the blocks with a number of near chances only to be cancelled out by some close offside calls and some excellent stops by Tigers FC keeper Jakob Cole. 

Attackers Thomas James, Kye Edwards and Ivan Pavlak were leading the charge for Canberra FC, the early pressing and attacking flair from last year’s PS4 NPL Grand Final Runner Ups was too much for Tigers FC. After 20 minutes Canberra FC broke the deadlock after Kye Edwards got his first goal of the afternoon. Edwards capitalised on a loose ball at the edge of the box and neatly slotted it in from close range to open the scoring.

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