Allwright doing better than alright

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Allwright doing better than alright

Adelaide City’s Joel Allwright was the hero of last month’s Federation Cup final victory, as his brace ensured the black & white stripes of City returned to the national stage by qualifying for the inaugural FFA Cup. Allwright has had a more travelled career than many might imagine, having spent time at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and representing Australia at the 2005 under-17 World Cup in Peru. “That was an amazing opportunity…unfortunately for us we didn’t do all that well, but we won one game so it was great to get the win and sing the winning song,”…

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Magic of the Cup alive in South Australia

Cup football is thriving in Australia after the introduction of the National Premier League (NPL) finals series and the announcement that the Football Federation Australia (FFA) Cup will commence later this year. South Australia especially has benefited from this fresh impetus and this years’ edition of the Coca-Cola Federation Cup has been an enthralling tournament. One half of the lineup for the final has been decided after defending champions Adelaide City overcame Croydon Kings in the first semi final, winning 3-1 on the night. A brace from Joel Allwright was the difference between the sides as Nicholas Bucco and former…

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SA NPL off to a flying start

The 2014 South Australian National Premier Leagues season has begun in a fast, furious and fascinating manner. The season has exploded into life with passionate local derbies and plenty of tense, hard fought football in the opening two rounds. Defending champions Campbelltown City have begun their title defence in a stuttering manner, tasting victory and defeat in the opening two rounds. Last year’s Premiers, Metrostars, have also started the campaign in a consistent but unfruitful manner by drawing their opening two games. The two new sides South Adelaide Panthers and West Adelaide have enjoyed differing results in the opening rounds,…

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There’s Nothing Sly about these Foxes

If ever there was a club in the South Australian Men’s Football League that can guarantee teams play with that ‘do or die’ attitude…its Cumberland United. The Club has etched itself a reputation for performing in a consistent and competitive manner, with hard fought matches and players wearing their ‘hearts on their  sleeves’. One thing is certain though, no matter how good the opposition it has faced, the result has never been a forgone conclusion. Cumberland or The Foxes as they are better known first appeared in 1941 and are one of the oldest football clubs in South Australia. The…

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