One week after the National Premier Leagues (NPL) Queensland Grand Final, 2019 Premiers Lions FC will host Campbelltown City SC from South Australia in their NPL Finals Series Elimination Final.
The NPL Finals Series brings together the eight teams who finished top of their respective NPL standings at the end of their regular seasons to determine Australia’s best NPL side.
It will kick off on Sunday, 22 September when NPL Queensland Premiers Lions FC will host last year’s NPL Champions Campbelltown City SC from South Australia at Lions Stadium in Richlands in the first of the Elimination Finals.
The winner of the NPL 2019 Finals Series will receive automatic entry into the FFA Cup 2020 Final Rounds, providing an added incentive for the eight clubs taking part.
The NPL 2019 Finals Series schedule is as follows:
|MATCH||National Premier Leagues 2019 Elimination Finals||Venue||Kick-Off (Local)|
|1||Sunday 22 September 2019||Lions FC (QLD)||vs||Campbelltown City SC (SA)||Lions Stadium, Richlands, QLD||1:00 PM AEST|
|2||Saturday 21 September 2019||Maitland FC (NSW)||vs||Devonport Strikers (TAS)||Cooks Square Park, Maitland, NSW||1:00 PM AEST|
|3||Saturday 21 September 2019||Wollongong Wolves (NSW)||vs||Canberra Olympic (ACT)||Albert Butler Park, Primbee, NSW||3:00 PM AEST|
|4||Sunday 22 September 2019||Heidelberg United FC (VIC)||vs||Perth SC (WA)||JL Murphy Reserve, Port Melbourne, VIC||4:30 PM AEST|
|National Premier Leagues 2019 Semi Finals|
|5||28 or 29 September 2019||Winner of Match 1||vs||Winner of Match 2|
|6||28 or 29 September 2019||Winner of Match 3||vs||Winner of Match 4|
|National Premier Leagues 2019 Grand Final|
|Grand Final||5 or 6 October 2019||Winner of Match 5||vs||Winner of Match 6|
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 NPL 2019 Grand Final will be determined by the club with the highest accumulation of points across the Elimination Finals and Semi Finals.