The lowdown on the Saturday and Sunday fixtures in Round 2 of PlayStation 4 NPL South Australia.
Adelaide City FC vs. Para Hills Knights
Adelaide City Park, Fosters Road, Newton. Saturday 25th February, 3pm.
Last year’s grand finalists Adelaide City welcome newly-promoted Para Hills Knights to Adelaide City Park in Round 2 of the PlayStation 4 Premier League this Saturday.
City kicked off their season in phenomenal fashion defeating 2016 Champions, Campbelltown City, 3-1.
Despite getting one up on Campbelltown City, Adelaide City midfielder Nic Bucco doesn’t see the victory as a sort of revenge for last year’s Grand Final loss.
“We didn’t see it as revenge because at the end of the day it is more important to get the three points, and to get the new season underway,” Bucco said.
“Last year is last year; that’s in the past, obviously.
“The only way to get revenge, really, is to win it this year, if we meet again in the final.”
Looking ahead to this weekend, Bucco expects a tough match against a hardworking Para Hills side.
Read Chris Munker’s Match Preview in full HERE.
Adelaide Olympic vs. Adelaide Blue Eagles
The Parks Football Centre, Cowan Street, Angle Park. Saturday 25th February, 7pm.
Adelaide Olympic got their season off to a great start with a 3-0 victory over Adelaide United Youth, but this week’s encounter will be a little more challenging when they host a wounded Adelaide Blue Eagles at The Parks Football Centre on Saturday night.
It is a new look Olympic this season. After saying farewell to some of the statesmen of the club in Gino De Lucia and Oliver Totani.
Olympic have injected some class into their midfield to complement the hard-working David Signore with the recruiting of Alemayo Kebede and Samuel Tesfagabr. The duo suit up against their former club, and will be keen to impress the Olympic faithful.
Olympics’ star striker Fausto Erba, with a brace in the opening round, looks in ominous form, and is set to have another scorching season in front of goal. He will no doubt be a thorn in the Blue Eagles defence this week.
Read Joe Pangallo’s full Match Preview HERE.
West Adelaide vs. Campbelltown City
Adelaide Shores Football Centre, West Beach Road, West Beach. Sunday 26th February, 3pm.
Defending Champions Campbelltown City travel to the Adelaide Shores Football Centre on Sunday afternoon to take on West Adelaide looking for their first win of the 2017 PlayStation 4 National Premier League season.
Both sides were at the opposite ends of the spectrum at the conclusion of Round 1.
West were the team of the round after a dominant display against Croydon, recording a 5-0 win courtesy of a clinical performance from Tom Briscoe.
Perry Mitris, winger for the Blue and Whites, said he was surprised at the convincing scoreline but was ecstatic with the way the team played.
“It was a great performance by the group,” Mitris said.
“Croydon are a very good side with lots of quality players so I don’t think that any team that travels to Croydon expects to come away with a result like that.
Read Brendan Simpkins’s full Match Preview HERE.