Bonnyrigg and MetroStars to face-off in PS4 NPL decider
In a Saturday night boilover the MetroStars toppled Victorian premiers and hot favourites South Melbourne FC 2-1 at Lakeside Stadium in Melbourne.
While Sydney’s Bonnyrigg ended the winning run of Queensland’s Premiership/Championship double-winners, and FFA Cup quarter-finalists, Palm Beach Sharks with a 1-0 win at Bonnyrigg Sports Club.
Football NSW’s White Eagles will now host the South Australia’s MetroStars SC in the PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues 2014 Grand Final with the date, venue and kick-off time to be released in the coming days.
In what was a tense affair NSW NPL Golden Boot winner Robbie Younis’ 39th minute strike proved the difference for Bonnyrigg.
Meanwhile the South Australians were given the dream start when South Melbourne’s James Musa turned the ball into his own net after 11 minutes.
Milos Lujic put the Victorians back on level terms in the 36th minute with a header into the back of the net and his side could have gone into the break ahead when they awarded a penalty, only to see Jamie Reed blazed his spot kick over the bar.
The miss proved costly as Scott Tunbridge came back to haunt his former club, latching onto a superb volley to give MetroStars SC back the advantage, an advantage they would manage to hold onto until the final whistle.