PS4 NPL semi final previews

It promises to be another exciting weekend in the PS4 NPL finals series with the competition down to its final four teams.

GAME 5 – Bonnyrigg White Eagles v Palm Beach Sharks

Bonnyrigg Sports Club, Bonnyrigg Heights NSW

Saturday 27 September 2014

Kick-off: 6:00pm AEST

Referee: Kurt Ams

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Bonnyrigg White Eagles squad: 1.James CHRONOPOULOS (GK), 2.Alexander MANSUETO, 4.David VRANKOVIC, 5.Chris TADROSSE, 6.Nikola ZONJIC, 8.Alexander CANAK, 9.Robert YOUNIS, 10.Tynan DIAZ, 12.Dylan FOX, 13.Adam JENNER, 14.Jordan CRIGHTON, 15.Steven ILIC, 16.Howard FONDYKE, 17.Mitchell OSMOND, 18.AdrianUCCHINO, 19.Aaron PETERSON, 21.Bo Hyun CHUN, 22.Liam GOBBO (GK), 24.Alexander DOYLE, 26.Terek ERCAN

Palm Beach Sharks squad: 1.Shane VITAKANGAS (GK), 2.Riley DILLON, 3.Jordan MASON, 4.Ethan GRIMLEY, 6.Newie COBBO, 7.Justyn McKAY, 8.Ben BUTLER, 9.Christopher LUCAS, 10.Jarrod KYLE, 11.Nikola MIRKOVIC, 12.Daniel GRZIC, 13.Scott GOLDSMITH-SCOTT, 14.Jonathon CAMILLERI, 15.Eoghan MURPHY, 16.Jack BOXELL, 17.Kristian REES, 18.Troy RUTHVEN, 19.Ike CAMPBELL, 20.Jack LITTLEJOHN (GK), 23.Karl DODD

Can Bonnyrigg maintain their hot form in front of goal against the high-flying boys from the Gold Coast?

Brian ‘Bomber’ Brown’s White Eagles were the most impressive of winners of the opening weekend of the PS4 NPL finals, coming from a goal down to crush the Cooma Tigers 6-1.

Aaron Peterson was superb for the NSW PS4 NPL side, scoring twice in the second half while Dylan Fox, Nikola Zonjic, Tynan Diaz and Alexander Doyle also got on the scoresheet.

They might look to capitalize on potential fatigue from the Sharks boys who have endured a jam-packed schedule over the last four weeks, with this being their fifth match in just over a fortnight.

But any potential tiredness should be superseded by supreme confidence after Grae Piddick’s side progressed to the quarter-finals of the Westfield FFA Cup on Tuesday night with a 1-0 win over South Springvale thanks to Jack Boxell’s scorcher.

The Sharks produced a second half fight-back to defeat the Weston Workers last weekend with Chris Lucas and Jarrod Kyle the goal-scorers and they will again be key for the visitors in this one.

Piddick will be sweating on the fitness of Daniel Grzic, who was forced off early though injury on Tuesday night.

Will the Sharks keep their amazing 2014 going or can Bonnyrigg become the second straight NSW PS4 NPL side to make the decider.


GAME 6 – South Melbourne FC v MetroStars SC

Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park VIC

Sunday 28 September 2014

Kick-off: 3:00pm AEST

Referee: Jonathan Barreiro

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South Melbourne squad: 1.Jason SALDARIS (GK), 2.Tim MALA, 3.Andrew MULLLETT, 4.Michael EAGER (c), 6.Dimi TSIARAS, 7.Nick EPIFANO, 8.Mathew THEODORE, 9.Milos LUJIC, 10.Tyson HOLMES, 11.Brad NORTON, 12.Iqi JAWADI, 14.James MUSA, 15.Kobbie BOAHENE, 17.Jamie REED, 18.Dion KIRK, 21.Chris MAYNARD (GK), 23.Andy KECOJEVIC, 25.Shaun TIMMINS, 27.Leigh MINOPOULOS

MetroStars SC squad: 1.Julian CALI (GK), 2.David MENECHELLA, 3.Stefan CALI, 5.Lee ROBERTSON, 6.Anthony SOLAGNA, 7.Michael D’ALOISIO, 8.Rocky CALLISTO, 9.Steven GRELLI, 10.Andrew CIARLA, 11.Scott TUNBRIDGE, 12.Terry THEODOROU, 14.Adrian POLISENA, 15.Lawrence D’ARRIGO, 16.Andrew ORPHANOU, 18.Fabian BARBIERO, 19.Joseph POLISENA, 20.Daniel GODLEY (GK), 21.Adam VAN DOMMELE, 22.Alex COSIMIDIS, 23.Perry MITRIS

The football rivalry between Victoria and South Australian will have a new chapter this weekend when Ivan Karlovic’s MetroStars take on ex-NSL champions South Melbourne.

Melbourne Victory’s fierce battles with Adelaide United over the first nine years of the Hyundai A-League have fuelled a rivalry between the states which makes for an interesting encounter in this one.

South Melbourne did just enough to see off South Hobart in Tassie last weekend, thanks to an audacious overhead kick from Jamie Reed early in the first half.

Back on their home turf and with another solid week of training under their belt, coach Chris Taylor will expect an even better performance from his side.

And they will need to do better against a MetroStars outfit that has already won once on the road against Bayswater City last weekend.

Goal-keeper Daniel Godley was the hero, making a couple of stunning saves in the penalty shoot-out after the sides couldn’t be separated after 120 minutes.

It promises to be just as tight and tense in this one with a spot in next weekend’s PS4 NPL final on the line.