Super weekend of semis to determine PS4 NPL 2017 Grand Finalists

A super weekend of PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues (PS4 NPL) Finals Series matches this weekend will decide which two Clubs will advance to the competition’s Grand Final.

Football Federation Australia (FFA) today confirmed the dates, venues and kick-off times for the PS4 NPL 2017 Semi Finals after the Elimination Finals were held across four states last weekend.

At 1pm this Saturday Victoria’s Heidelberg United FC will welcome New South Wales’ APIA Leichhardt Tigers to Olympic Village in Heidelberg for Match 5 of the competition.

The Bergers and Tigers won through to the PS4 NPL 2017 Semi Finals after wins over Bayswater City SC (Western Australia) and Adelaide City FC (South Australia) respectively.

Following Match 5 the focus of PS4 NPL 2017 Finals Series fans will shift to Jack McLaughlan Oval in Edgeworth near Newcastle on Sunday as Edgeworth Eagles FC hosts former National Soccer League Champions Brisbane Strikers in Match 6 of the competition.

Edgeworth will be aiming to advance to the PS4 NPL Finals Series Grand Final for the second straight year.

NSW champions APIA Leichhardt kickoff this year's Finals Series away against Adelaide City FC on Saturday.


Damian Zane’s Eagles won through to the PS4 NPL 2017 Semi Finals after defeating Canberra Olympic in the nation’s capital last weekend, while Owen Baker’s Brisbane advanced to the final four after defeating South Hobart FC in Tasmania.

Tickets for both Semi Finals will be available at the venues on match day, while every match in the PS4 NPL 2017 Finals Series will be streamed LIVE via www.nationalpremierleagues.com.au , as well as on PS4 consoles and the official Hyundai A-League Facebook page ( www.facebook.com/aleague ).

Kick-Off (AEST)
Match 1 – Saturday 16 September 2017 Adelaide City FC (Football Federation SA) 0:1 APIA Leichhardt Tigers (Football NSW) Adelaide City Park, Oakden, SA 2:00pm 2:30pm
Match 2 – Sunday 17 September 2017 Bayswater City (Football West) 1:3
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Heidelberg United FC (Football Federation Victoria) Perth Plasterboard Centre Stadium, Inglewood, WA 12:00pm 2:00pm
Match 3 – Saturday 16 September 2017 Canberra Olympic (Capital Football) 1:4 Edgeworth Eagles FC (Northern NSW Football) Deakin Stadium, Deakin, ACT 5:00pm 5:00pm
Match 4 – Sunday 17 September 2017 South Hobart FC (Football Federation Tasmania) 2:4 Brisbane Strikers (Football Queensland) Darcy St, South Hobart, TAS 12:30pm 12:30pm
PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues 2017 Semi Finals      
Match 5 – Saturday 23 September 2017 Heidelberg United FC (Football Federation Victoria) vs APIA Leichhardt Tigers (Football NSW) Olympic Village, Heidelberg, VIC 1:00pm 1:00pm
Match 6 – Sunday 24 September 2017 Edgeworth Eagles FC (Northern NSW Football) vs Brisbane Strikers (Football Queensland) Jack McLaughlan Oval, Edgeworth, NNSW 1:30pm 1:30pm
PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues 2017 Grand Final      
Match 7 – Saturday 30 September 2017 or Sunday 1 October 2017 Winner of
Match 5
vs Winner of
Match 6
Host to be determined by points system TBC TBC

POINTS SYSTEM TO DETERMINE HOSTS OF SEMI FINALS AND GRAND FINAL:
To determine the host Member Federation clubs for the Semi Finals and Grand Final, the following points system will apply.
  • Win within normal time (i.e. 90 minutes) = 3 points
  • Win during extra time = 2 points
  • Win on penalties = 1 point
  • Goals scored by home team (excluding penalty shootouts) = 3 points
  • Goals scored by away team (excluding penalty shootouts) = 4 points
  • Goals conceded (excluding penalty shootouts) = -1 point
  • Yellow cards = -1 point; and
  • Red cards = -3 points
The host of the Grand Final will be determined by the club with the highest accumulation of points across the Elimination Finals and Semi Finals.

Note: Edgeworth Eagles FC currently lead the PS4 NPL Finals Series Points System with 18 points after one game, followed by Brisbane Strikers (17 points), Heidelberg United FC (10 points), and APIA Leichhardt Tigers (5 points).