Club in Focus: Adelaide City

Defending RAA NPLSA Champions, Adelaide City compete in the Australia Cup Final Rounds for a third time in 2022. Today, we look at how they reached this point.

Club: Adelaide City FC
State: South Australia   
Home ground: Adelaide City Park
Founded: 1946
Australia Cup Final Rounds appearances (inc. 2022): Nine
Best result: Semi Finals: (1962, 1963) (Third Place Winners 1962)
Head Coach: Paul Pezos

Road to the Round of 32:

Adelaide City FC 5-0 Modbury Vista FC   
Adelaide City FC 5-0 WT Birkalla FC  
Adelaide City 4-1 Salisbury United
Eastern United 0-5 Adelaide City FC  

In the first time in over eight years, Adelaide City FC will once again feature in the final rounds of the Australia Cup after dispatching Eastern United 5-0 away from home.

Two braces in the first half from Ayom Majok and Aladin Irabona allowed City to cruise to a 4-0 lead in the first half before Vianne Kurikwimana put the icing on the cake with a penalty in the final minutes.

Australia Cup Record
2014 – Quarter Finals
2015 – Preliminary Rounds
2016 – Preliminary Rounds
2017 – Preliminary Rounds
2018 – Preliminary Rounds
2019 – Preliminary Rounds
2020 – Competition not held
2021 – Round Of 32  

Last Five NPL Results:

Paul Pezos’s side currently lead the NPL South Australia competition despite a purple patch of form occurring recently. The South Australian side is currently neck and neck with rivals, Adelaide Comets who they are level on points with.

Adelaide City will face Queensland NPL side, Logan Lightning who currently sit 9th after 14 games.

Match Details:
Adelaide City FC v Logan Lighting FC     
Date: Wednesday 27 July 2022
Time: 7:30pm AEST
Venue: Marden Sport Complex