Eight matches will take shape on Wednesday 16th of May as round 6 of the Preliminary stages of the FFA Cup take centre stage with a coveted Round 7 position at stake.
Unfortunately for NPL 3 NSW Men’s side Gladesville Ryde Magic, their FFA Cup dream has ended and have forfeited their match against Blacktown City that was set to be played on Wednesday at Lily Homes Stadium.
All eyes will be at Seymour Shaw for the all Association battle as the Kirrawee Kangaroos from the Sutherland Football Association take on Illawarra Premier League side Tarrawanna Blueys. One player that knows all about Cup football is former NPL star David Reid, brother of Rockdale City Suns’ player manager Paul. The Kangaroos have been a difficult side to beat throughout the Cup campaign and boost a fair bit of talent in their association side with the likes of striker James Gikas leading the line. The Blueys on the other hand do play in a tougher competition, and will look towards Kouryo Kubota, Takumi Machida and Bradley Acev for inspiration.
Down South at Ison Park, the third and final association side, Shoalhaven District Football Association’s Bomaderry SC continues its fairy-tale run when host NPL 2 NSW Men’s side GHFA Spirit FC. All points lead to a Spirit FC victory but as we have seen on countless occasions in previous FFA Cup games, shocks have become a normal part of this exciting tournament.
In other big matches, an all NPL NSW Men’s battle will take place at the Ilinden Sports Centre as Rockdale City Suns are set to entertain Sydney United 58 with tickets to be sold at the gate on the night while Hakoah Sydney City East will host NPL 2 NSW Men’s side Mounties Wanderers in a tricky tie for Gavin Rae’s men.
Sydney Olympic are set to face NPL 3 NSW Men’s outfit Hawkesbury City while the newly created Central Coast United boys in the State League Men’s will do all that they can in overthrowing the Hills United side in an away fixture.
APIA Leichhardt Tigers won itself a home clash against NPL 2 NSW Men’s side St George FC while the Bonnyrigg White Eagles travel to St George where they will face NPL 3 NSW Men’s outfit St George City FA.
Men’s State League giantkillers Central Coast United will hope that they can upset NPL 2 NSW Men’s outfit Hills United with a trip to the Sydney United Sports Centre.
While there will be a local derby when the SD Raiders take on the Marconi Stallions at Ernie Smith Reserve, a match that is sure to bring out the locals in the South West area of Sydney.
The final match to conclude round 6 of the FFA Cup will take place on Wednesday 23rd of May as St George City FA host the Bonnyrigg White Eagles at Seymour Shaw.
The Round 7 draw will be released on Friday 25th of May at 11am.
Round 6 FFA Cup Fixtures
Wednesday 16th May
SD Raiders v Marconi Stallions – Ernie Smith Reserve – 7pm
APIA Leichhardt Tigers v St George FC – Lambert Park – 7:15pm
Hakoah Sydney City East v Mounties Wanderers – Hensley Athletic Field – 7:30pm
*Rockdale City Suns v Sydney United 58 – Ilinden Sports Centre – 7:30pm
Sydney Olympic v Hawkesbury City FC – Peter Moore – 7:30pm
Kirrawee Kangeroos v Tarrawanna Blueys – Seymour Shaw – 7:30pm
Bomaderry SC v GHFA Spirit FC – Ison Park – 7:30pm
Hills United v Central Coast United – Sydney United Sports Centre – 7:45pm
Wednesday 23rd May
St George City FA v Bonnyrigg White Eagles – Seymour Shaw – 7:40pm
*Rockdale City Suns v Sydney United 58, tickets will be sold at the door as it will be a ticketed event and all patrons will be subject to bag inspections and other security checks.
*Gladesville Ryde Magic forfeited their match v Blacktown City FC