NPL Finals Series: Campbelltown City and Sydney Olympic to lock horns for Grand Final spot

Sydney Olympic and Campbelltown City are one step away from the National Premier Leagues 2018 Grand Final.

The NPL champions from New South Wales and South Australia respectively will face off on Saturday at Steve Woodcock Sports Centre, SA with kick off at 3.30pm (AEST).

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They’ll be fighting it out to face NPL Queensland double-winners Lions FC, who defeated reigning champions Heidelberg on penalties on Tuesday night.

Campbelltown City arrive into the Semi Final in style after defeating Canberra FC 3-0 last Saturday.

The Adelaide-based side took the initiate against their ACT opposition when a first-half goal from Alex Mullen gave the Red Devils the advantage at the break.

The hosts battled hard to find a way back into the game but Lui Ditroia’s 78th-minute finish gave Campbelltown a cushion, before Ditroai doubled his tally in stoppage time to wrap up a convincing three-goal win.

Meanwhile, Sydney Olympic edged Perth SC 1-0 in a tight affair at Lambert Park to book their Semi Final appearance.

Jason Madonis’ sixth-minute penalty proved to be the winner for Abbas Saad’s side, who preserved their goal advantage despite several chances from the Western Australia side.

Having added both the premiership and championship to their trophy cabinet this season, the Blues enter the match in sensational nick and will be hoping the likes of star Spanish recruit Alex Sanchez can fire the side into the big dance.

The winner of the NPL 2018 Finals Series will receive automatic entry into the FFA Cup 2019 Final Rounds, providing an added incentive for the two clubs.

Every match in the NPL 2018 Finals Series will be streamed LIVE on www.nationalpremierleagues.com.au as well as via the official Hyundai A-League Facebook page (www.facebook.com/aleague).

The NPL 2018 Finals Series schedule is as follows:

National Premier Leagues 2018 Elimination Finals

Venue

Kick-Off (local)

Kick-Off (AEST)

Match 1: Sunday, 16 September 2018

Sydney Olympic FC (NSW)

1:0

Perth SC (WA)

Lambert Park, Leichhardt, NSW

3:30pm

3:30pm

Match 2: Saturday, 15 September 2018

Canberra FC (ACT)

0:3

Campbelltown City SC (SA)

Deakin Stadium, Deakin, ACT

5:00pm

5:00pm

Match 3: Saturday, 8 September 2018

Devonport Strikers FC (TAS)

2:3

Heidelberg United FC (VIC)

Valley Road, Devonport, TAS

6:00pm

6:00pm

Match 4: Saturday, 15 September 2018

Lions FC (QLD)

1:0

Edgeworth FC (NNSW)

Lions Stadium, Richlands, QLD

7:30pm

7:30pm

National Premier Leagues 2018 Semi Finals

 

 

 

     

Match 5: Saturday 22 September 2018

Campbelltown City SC (SA)

Vs

Sydney Olympic FC (NSW)

Steve Woodcock Sports Centre, Newton, SA

3:00pm

3:30pm

Match 6: Tuesday 18 September 2018

Lions FC (QLD)

Vs

Heidelberg United FC (VIC)

Lions Stadium, Richlands, QLD

7:30pm

7:30pm

National Premier Leagues 2018 Grand Final

 

 

 

     

Match 7: 29/30 September 2018

Winner of Match 5

Vs

Winner of Match 6

Host to be determined by points system

 

 

*Please note this is subject to change

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