* 2019 GRAND FINAL - STATE LEAGUE 2*
League ADELAIDE HILLS 3 VIPERS FC. 1 (AET)
Reserves ADELAIDE HILLS 3 MODBURY VISTA 1
Under 18's COVE FC. 2 EASTERN UNITED 1
TOP HILLS TEAM WINS TROPHY
The State League 2 dominant ladder team and minor league premiers proved a point in last Saturday's Coopers Stadium grand final when the Hawks Nest and Craig Leith coached Woodside team defeated Vipers FC 3-1 after extra time to move back into the State League 1 competition next season.
However, the gallant Vipers after winning two easy finals went into the big one looking for three straight wins, but on Saturday found the Adelaide Hills outfit the best opponent of all in the championship decider and what completed another soccer season, but like the winners will also play in the higher division in the new soccer season.
Whereas both Noarlunga United and Salisbury United have been relegated down to the State League 3 and the third tier of FFSA soccer next season.
Adelaide Hills Daniel Hosking opened the scoring at the 17th minute to put his team 1-0 up in the grand final and it was not until the 67th minute that Vipers skipper Nick Stefanopoulos goaled to level the final at 1-1 and a score line that remained after the completion of the normal ninety minute of soccer.
But it was Samuel Bowman who put the Adelaide Hills back in front at the 103rd minute before a second goal to Daniel Hosking at the 108th converting a penalty ended any wining hopes for the Andrew Burgess outfit as the State League 2 grand final came to an end for the goal scoring Vipers FC.
Saturday's final was refereed by Henry Day with the Adelaide Hills team being a deserved winner and was undoubtedly the best in the competition.
The Hawks finished top on the ladder and scooped double end of season trophies, the minor premiership and the championship - it lost four games and drew twice and finished eight points from its nearest rival the Gawler Eagles who it drew 0-0 and then won 2-1 to take the first grand final berth.
BEST PLAYERS: ADELAIDE HILLS: D.Hosking, C.Hudson, S.Bowman. VIPERS FC: N.Stefanopoulos, A,Clarke, J.Torres.
GOALSCORERS: ADELAIDE HILLS: D Hosking 2, S.Bowman. VIPERS FC: N.Stefanopoulos
RESERVES GRAND FINAL
Runaway top ladder team the Adelaide Hills defeated Modbury Vista 3-1 giving the Woodside club double trophies on the weekend with the Hawks being always in control of the grand final when it took a 2-0 halftime lead and while Vista narrowed the scores the Hills team went onto score again for a commanding 3-1 win at the Valo Football Centre on Sunday.
UNDER 18s GRAND FINAL
Another tearaway ladder leader Cove FC completed its soccer season on a high when they defeated Eastern United 2-1 who had finished second and just recently defeated the Northern Demons 3-1 in the Karbeethan Reserve preliminary final.
Sunday's final proved a very tight and interesting one between the two top league ladder teams that was also at the Valo Football venue. Cove FC had accumulated 61 points compared to United 49 on the Under 18s ladder and Cove's win on Saturday copied all State League 2 grand finals with the season's minor premiers winning all the three trophies.
* 2019 GRAND FINAL - STATE LEAGUE 1*
League MODBURY JETS 1 CUMBERLAND UNTD 3
Reserves WT BIRKALLA 0 MODBURY JETS 3
Under 18's WT BIRKALLA 1 MODBURY JETS 3
CUMBERLAND DEFEAT JETS
The Neil Young coached Cumberland United who finished fourth on the State League 1 ladder surprised minor premiers and top team Modbury Jets in Saturday's grand final when it won 3-1 and continue the favoured Jason Trimboli coached Jets uninspiring finals record.
Both teams will be elevated to NPL status next season at the expense of relegated pair Salisbury United and Noarlunga United who return to State League 2 soccer.
The Foxes went onto establish a 2-0 lead after Callum Elms had put them in front with an early fifth minute goal before a Thomas Briscoe second strike in the second half saw a Jets' quick reply at the 63rd minute through skipper Michael Doyle and a 1-2 score line that gave Modbury some chance in the final.
However, it was Foxes busy forward Briscoe who scored his second at the 88th to assure a workmanlike and warranted Cumberland United win and somewhat bright and encouraging return back into the Premier League.
And regrettably for the Modbury Jets the senior team could not notch a treble after both the Reserves and Under 18s defeated WT Birkalla in their grand finals over the weekend.
* 2019 GRAND FINAL - NPL PREMIER LEAGUE *
League CAMPBELLTOWN CITY 3 Adelaide COMETS 0
Reserves ADELAIDE COMETS 1 Adelaide UNITED 4
Under 18's CAMPELLTOWN CITY 2 SA. NTC 4
CAMPELLTOWN WIN BACK-TO-BACK
Campbelltown City claimed back-to-back SA NPL championships when it defeated the Adelaide Comets 3-0 in what was the club's fourth grand final triumph under former Virtus and NASA player Joe Mullen's seven season tenure at the Newton club.
The former Adelaide City goal scorer after Saturday night's main event and after former A League player Mark Marino claimed a hat-trick of goals and awarded man of the match at Coopers Stadium announced he would be stepping down from and taking a year off from senior duties.
Campbelltown had lost to the Comets 0-1 in the opening qualifying final before turning the table to win 2-0 at home to go straight into Saturday's grand final while the Comets then defeated Metro Stars 4-0 joining the Newton team for the big decider.
However, Saturday's final was dominated by the experienced Red Devils team who last season had defeated Adelaide City 1-0.
Meanwhile star grand final goal scorer Marino who has played for Adelaide United and also Melbourne City scored jagged his hattrick of goals at the sixth, 46th and 57th minute marks to completely swing Saturday's final totally in Campbelltown City's favour with his third strike.
Now the Newton Red Devils will compete in the National NPL series where all state grand final winners will compete with Campbelltown being the title holders after its win last season, and this Sunday will play Brisbane Lions away.