16 September , 2018 By Football NSW
Sydney Olympic will take on South Australian Champions Campbelltown City SC in the NPL Finals Series as the 2018 NPL NSW Men’s Premiers and Champions defeated Western Australian side Perth SC at Lambert Park on Sunday by one goal to nil.
A sixth minute penalty converted by club captain Jason Madonis was all that separated the two teams in what was a fiercely contested battle as both sides went hammer and tong for a place in the NPL Finals Series.
Campbelltown City powered in to the final four of the NPL Finals Series and were joined by Lions FC, who will play Heidelberg United in the Semi Finals.
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 South Australian side 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 3-0 win.
Based on the NPL Finals Series format, Olympic will travel to South Australia where the Blues hope they can bring back the victory next Saturday.
NPL Finals Series 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
Match 6: Tuesday 18 September 2018 Lions FC (QLD) Vs Heidelberg United FC (VIC) Lions Stadium, Richlands, QLD 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