The Women’s Premier & State League Cup Semi-Finals will be hosted at The Parks Football Centre simultaneously on Tuesday night, where Fulham United will take on Adelaide University, and Adelaide City face Metro United WFC.
By Cassandra Treppiedi, courtesy FFSA
Adelaide University are one of the favourites in the top-flight competition and have made their mark as they currently sit second on the league standings.
Their star striker, Cote Rojas, is the current leader for the golden boot with a staggering 26 goals and will surely cause Fulham’s defence a nightmare.
Their Captain, Laura Johns as well as Emily Condon, will also cause a few headaches up front and will need to be followed closely, because if they are caught on the break they will punish their opponents.
However, Fulham United will also be full of confidence following their WNPL win over Metro United, another favourite for the Cup and League.
Goals to Elise Garlick and Maddie Du Rieu saw the hungry side come out winners.
Adelaide Uni have had the one up over Fulham in the league, but it was a tight match back in Round 6, where Uni merely got away with a 5-4 win.
Although, their last meeting was a different story, as a six-goal haul saw Uni dominate entirely.
Adelaide University have defeated Campbelltown City at Steve Woodcock Sports Centre and then State League side Para Hills Knights to progress to the Semi-Finals while Fulham United had a first round bye before overcoming Stirling Districts.
The other game of the night will feature two of the best teams in the competition, Adelaide City at the summit, and Metro United – who follow by just two points in fourth place.
Paul Pezos’ side have been monumental, and will be ever-threatening with the depth they possess.
Their firepower in the final third have brought them success in the league, with the mercurial Daniela Di Bartolo, Tiarn Powell, Georgia Campagnale and Matilda, Alex Chidiac – who will be away on international duty.
Metro United are also a dangerous team as they have proven, with Chrissy Panagaris up front.
In Round 7, Metro had defeated City, and the two clubs then settled for a 1-1 draw in Round 14.
Adelaide City defeated two State League outfits, South Adelaide and Adelaide Comets, to reach this state while Metro United got the better of West Adelaide and Croydon Kings.
This match could see the result go either way, as both sides will keep a tight defence, but their forward lines will look to menace in front of goal.
Don’t be too surprised if it takes longer than the regular 90 minutes to find a winner in these two ties!
By Cassandra Treppiedi.