A super Saturday of PlayStation4 National Premier Leagues (PS4 NPL) Finals Series matches this weekend will decide which two Clubs will advance to the competition’s Grand Final as APIA Leichhardt Tigers travel to Melbourne to take on Heidelberg United.
Football Federation Australia (FFA) confirmed the dates, venues and kick-off times for the PS4 NPL 2017 Semi Finals after the Elimination Finals were held across four states last weekend.
At 1pm this Saturday Victoria’s Heidelberg United FC will welcome New South Wales’ APIA Leichhardt Tigers to Olympic Village in Heidelberg for Match 5 of the competition.
The Bergers and Tigers won through to the PS4 NPL 2017 Semi Finals after wins over Bayswater City SC (Western Australia) and Adelaide City FC (South Australia) respectively.
Following Match 5 the focus of PS4 NPL 2017 Finals Series fans will shift to Jack McLaughlan Oval in Edgeworth near Newcastle as Edgeworth Eagles FC hosts former National Soccer League Champions Brisbane Strikers in Match 6 of the competition.
Edgeworth will be aiming to advance to the PS4 NPL Finals Series Grand Final for the second straight year.
Damian Zane’s Eagles won through to the PS4 NPL 2017 Semi Finals after defeating Canberra Olympic in the nation’s capital last weekend, while Owen Baker’s Brisbane advanced to the final four after defeating South Hobart FC in Tasmania.
Tickets for both Semi Finals will be available at the venues on match day, while every match in the PS4 NPL 2017 Finals Series will be streamed LIVE via www.nationalpremierleagues.com.au, as well as on PS4 consoles and the official Hyundai A-League Facebook page (www.facebook.com/aleague).
PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues 2017 Semi Finals
Match 5 – Saturday 23 September 2017
Heidelberg United FC (Football Federation Victoria) vs APIA Leichhardt Tigers (Football NSW) – Olympic Village, Heidelberg, VIC – 1:00pm
Edgeworth Eagles FC (Northern NSW Football) vs Brisbane Strikers (Football Queensland) – Jack McLaughlan Oval, Edgeworth, NNSW – 4:00pm
PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues 2017 Grand Final
Saturday 30 September 2017 or Sunday 1 October 2017
POINTS SYSTEM TO DETERMINE HOSTS OF SEMI FINALS AND GRAND FINAL:
To determine the host Member Federation clubs for the Semi Finals and Grand Final, the following points system will apply.
· Win within normal time (i.e. 90 minutes) = 3 points
· Win during extra time = 2 points
· Win on penalties = 1 point
· Goals scored by home team (excluding penalty shootouts) = 3 points
· Goals scored by away team (excluding penalty shootouts) = 4 points
· Goals conceded (excluding penalty shootouts) = -1 point
· Yellow cards = -1 point; and
· Red cards = -3 points
The host of the Grand Final will be determined by the club with the highest accumulation of points across the Elimination Finals and Semi Finals.
Note: Edgeworth Eagles FC currently leads the PS4 NPL Finals Series Points System with 18 points after one game, followed by Brisbane Strikers (17 points), Heidelberg United FC (10 points), and APIA Leichhardt Tigers (5 points).