Juggernauts Collide

City's Tiarn Powell - “I have really enjoyed coming across to Adelaide City" Pic Adam Butler

Juggernauts Collide

Last year’s inaugural WNPL Grand Finalists clash in a key battle for all three points at the parks on friday night.

By Cassandra Treppiedi (@casstreppiedi ) courtesy FFSA

Two juggernauts of women’s football in South Australia, Adelaide City and Metro United, will collide when they meet in Round 14 of the PlayStation 4 Women’s National Premier League at The Parks Football Centre on Friday night.

The top four of the Women’s National Premier League remains as close as ever, keeping the competitors on their toes, and with second and third coming up against each other, it will surely live up to Match of the Round expectations.

The two opponents on Friday night, Adelaide City and Metro United will aim to edge closer to West Adelaide’s pole position.

A win for either side could see them overtake West Adelaide, depending if the Blue and Whites can protect the three points from their opponents, Cumberland United, and without their key defender, Lucy Adamopoulos.

Adelaide City’s Tiarn Powell has quickly become an asset for her club, recently netting four goals in Sunday’s 6-0 FFSA Cup win against Adelaide Comets.

“I have really enjoyed coming across to Adelaide City, and at the start of the season I set out some goals for myself,” she said.

“I really enjoy working with Paul (Pezos) and the girls in the team.

“We have great depth and we all love playing football together, and I think that is really important.

“I love seeing my teammates score as much as I enjoy scoring goals too.”

Powell revealed that Adelaide City’s performances have come down to their hard work and focus on their game, under the wing of Paul Pezos.

“I think our performances have been reflective of all of the hard work we put in at training.

“We have continued to work on our game and the way that we want to play.

“We have gelled very well as a unit under Paul’s guidance and that has definitely helped and worked in our favour.”

Adelaide City realise the nature of the competition and how close the race to the top is, but Powell noted that her side stay focused on their own game.

“The top four is very close and I think any one of the teams can take points off of each other on any given day.

“But we like to focus on ourselves and the way that we like to play.

“This helps us to perform consistently and I think playing for each other and backing ourselves in games has been the key to our successful performances.

“Metro United are always a tough contest, but I believe that if we stick to our game plan and come out firing, continuing the way we play, we can come away with the points this week.”