Three A-League youth sides were in action this weekend with the South Australia, Queensland and Western Australian NPL competitions still ongoing despite Victoria and NSW NPL seasons being cancelled.
How did these sides perform over the weekend? Find out below!
NPL affiliate: Adelaide United (NPL South Australia)
This weekend: Adelaide United v Adelaide Comets, September 11 2:30pm, Jack Smith Park
The second-placed Adelaide Comets were too strong for Adelaide United, with United’s youngsters going down 2-1 at home.
The Comets were quick out the gates to open the scoring, team leading scorer Allen Welsh scored his ninth goal of the season in the fifth minute.
Ninko Beric would then double the Comets lead in the 33rd minute to take a 2-0 lead into halftime.
United would peg a goal back in the 78th minute, teenage striker Mohamed Toure netting his fourth goal of the season.
With United now out finals contention, they will be playing for pride in their final outing next week.
NPL affiliate: Brisbane Roar (NPL Queensland)
This weekend: Brisbane Roar v Olympic FC, September 12 6:00pm, Goodwin Park
Brisbane Roar would would run out two goal winners over the sixth placed Olympic FC, with the Roar now winning three games on the trot.
After a scoreless opening half, Roar forward Cyrus Dehmie would step in the second half with a brace to help guide his side to victory.
After scoring the opening goal in the 49th minute, Dehmie would then score the sealer in the 73rd minute.
Having now scored 18 goals for the season, Dehmie is pushing his case to break into the first team.
NPL affiliate: Perth Glory (NPL Western Australia)
This weekend: Perth Glory v Sorrento, September 11 5:00pm, Percy Doyle Reserve
Perth Glory have booked their place in the Western Australia NPL final, after a 3-1 victory over Sorrento FC in the semi finals.
Sorrento FC would score the opening goal in 34th minute, midfielder Chris Jackson breaking the deadlock.
The Glory would respond six minutes later, forward Joshua Anasmo would goal to level the scores at halftime.
With both sides going scoreless in the second half the game would be sent into extra time.
The Glory would score inside the opening five minutes of extra time, forward Charlie Leech scoring the go-ahead goal in the 93rd minute.
Glory forward Adam Zimarino would then double the Glory’s advantage heading into halftime of extra time, scoring in the 101st minute.
It would be enough to get the Glory through to the final, with both sides goalless in the second half of extra time. The Glory will now meet Perth SC in the final.
Image Supplied: Perth Glory/Tom McCarthy