Goals were certainly on the menu as round 4 of the prestigious FFA Cup knockout competition took centre stage.
Heffron Park played host to the Sydney CBD v Bulli FC clash and it was the Illawarra Premier League side that came out with the victory courtesy of an unfortunate own goal from Tom Barry.
NPL 2 NSW Men’s side Hills United put on a shooting clinic as they dismantled Gladesville Hornsby Association’s Putney Rangers 12-1. Harry Drew was the star of the show bagging a hattrick while Santino Swanson and Alex Vlismas scored a brace with Daine Merrin, Nathan Rayner, Kento Sakurai, Kristian Pereira and own goal completed the rout.
West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook FC played out an exciting 3-2 win over Epping FC at Campbell Park in the all Gladesville Hornsby Football Association derby. Darian Fanayan, Kane Glavicar and Tim Irwin all got on the scoresheet for the hosts while Henry Gallagher and Cameron Madden scored Epping’s goals.
NPL NSW Men’s outfit Manly United proved far too strong for Nepean Football Association side Blue Mountains as Paul Dee’s men romped to a 7-0 win. An unusual stat did hit Cook Park as three own goals were recorded amongst a double from Jamie Glover and goals from Sam Wilson and Joseph Fox.
Football South Coast’s Coledale Waves won a tight match at Ian McClennan Park as a solitary Duane Byrnes goal was enough to see his side progress to the next stage of the Cup with a 1-0 victory over Manly Allambie United.
Manly Warringah Football Association side Dee Why FC grabbed headlines one again as they dumped State League Men’s outfit Fraser Park 4-2 at Dee Why Park. Matthew Cooper, Ben Gascoyne, Charles Ridout and Vicente Bosch were all classed as club heroes as their goals heaped misery over the highly fancied Fraser Park side.
Ambitious Southern Districts Football Association side Kemps Creek United’s dream run came to a crashing end at the hands of Illawarra Premier League outfit Wollongong United who took out the match 4-1. A double from Nathan Jagelman and gaols from Stevan Illic and Japanese import Hikaru Kawasakiya all got on the scoresheet in Sydney’s West.
Blacktown Football Park played host to an interesting battle as NPL 2 NSW Men’s side Blacktown Spartans defeated NPL 3 NSW Men’s club Bankstown City FC 2-0. The Spartans had Lachlan Rose and Garang Awac to thank as they steered their club to victory with the only goals of the match.
The FFA Cup dream continued for Football South Coast’s Tarrawanna Blueys as they stunned NPL 2 NSW Men’s side Rydalmere Lions FC 4-2 at Crawley Park. Goals from Jake Morlando, Sam Munro and Yusuke Maruyama as well as an own goal via Simon Nicholas all but assured the Blueys progressed to the next round.
It wasn’t all smooth sailing for NPL NSW Men’s side Sydney United 58 as they were pushed to the limit by NPL 3 NSW Men’s high flyers Gladesville Ryde Magic 1-0 in front of a healthy crowd at Christie Park. Jordan Roberts popped up to score the only goal for Miro Vlastelica’s men which put them into round 5 of the FFA Cup.
Manly Warringah FA’s Pittwater RSL FC flexed its muscles as they powered through to the next stage of the FFA Cup after a crushing 5-0 victory over Gladesville Hornsby’s Ryde Saints United. Goals from Max Bogunovic, Jon Walker, Jake McGinley, Mitch Macedo and an own gaol from Jayden Scuglia were enough to see the side cruise through at Cromer Park.
State League Men’s side Nepean FC shocked NPL 3 NSW Men’s side Hawkesbury City FC at David Bertenshaw Oval with a convincing 4-0 win. Michael Streeter, Naruyuki Kata, Jayden Young and Alex Moore were the scorers for the visitors who all hit the back of the net.
High flying NPL NSW Men’s side Wollongong Wolves were put through a stern test at Hensley Athletic Field against NPL 3 NSW Men’s outfit Dunbar Rovers. Luke Wilkshire had Taylor McDonald and James Stojcevski to thank as their goals pushed the Wolves through to the next round of the Cup.
Football South Coast’s Woonona Sharks were yet another club that grabbed headlines as the Illawarra Premier League side dumped NPL 2 NSW Men’s outfit GHFA Spirit FC out of the FFA Cup with a 3-1 win. A double from Corey Haines-Grose and one from Ryan Sutcliffe cancelled out Emilio Manos’ goal that steered the South Coast club to a memorable victory.
Life under interim Rockdale City Suns coach and the club’s Technical Director Nick Porreca started off on the right foot as the NPL NSW Men’s side scored a 3-0 victory over NPL 2 NSW Men’s outfit St George City. After the club parted company with coach Paul Reid, the Suns put in a good performance as goals from Idriss El Hafiane, Patrick Savor and Matthew Lecce all but gifted the home team with a much-needed morale boosting victory.
It was a huge night for Blacktown District Football Association side Ponds FC as they provided one of the shocks of round 4 with a 3-2 victory over NPL 3 NSW Men’s side Camden Tigers at a jam packed Jonas Bradley Oval. Goals from Ben Moncrieff, Jackson Fanning and Andrew Bulloch sent the local fans into a frenzy as their goals cancelled out a brace from Tigers attacker Dean Mudridge.
It hasn’t been all smiles at Lynwood Park thus far in 2019 as NPL 2 NSW Men’s side Macarthur Rams were dumped out of the Cup by a highly motivated NPL 3 Stanmore Hawks team. James Maguire and Christian Botallico saw the Hawks upstage the Rams.
Marconi Stadium played host to the Marconi Stallions putting seven past Canterbury District’s Abbotsford Juniors Football Club. Lachlan Sepping ripped into gear with four goals while the others were shared by fellow Stallions teammates Peter Pelekanos, Marko Jesic and Anthony Frangie.
Sutherland FA’s Kirrawee Kangaroos had a field day against Gladesville FA’s Thornleigh Thunder with a thumping 6-0 victory at Seymour Shaw. Alec Judd snapped up a hattrick while goals from Craig Kourouche, Matthew Hall and Jason Skyllas were enough to see the Kangaroos record a big victory at home.
St George Stadium saw an all-State League Men’s affair take place with UNSW defeating Hurstville FC two goals to nil. Aaron Richmond and Desmond Ford commandeered their side to a thrilling victory.
NPL 3 NSW Men’s side Sydney University SFC knocked out an indifferent NPL 2 NSW Men’s Canterbury Bankstown FC at Sydney University Oval. Blake Serafin and Jordan Makridopoulous celebrated their goals in front of their home fans.
A goal fiesta took place at Valentine Sports Park as NPL 2 NSW Men’s side Mounties Wanderers defeated State League Men’s side Hurstville City Minotaurs 6-2. Down 2-1, Brian Brown’s men picked up a gear late in the second half as Noah Chianese, Mitchell Davidson, Sean Rooney and a double from Matthew West put Brown’s men through. Juan Botero stunned the Wanderers with an opening goal before Bruno Pivato equalised. Bojan Srbinovski then put Peter ‘the General’ Sarikakis’ team in front but a late surge from the Wanderers kept their chances of staying in the FFA Cup alive with the hope of having former Western Sydney Wanderers star Mark Bridge playing in the latter stages of the knockout Cup competition.
NPL 2 NSW Men’s side Bonnyrigg White Eagles eased past their Sutherland FA opponents with a 7-0 thrashing at 5Sports in Caringbah. Amar Adilovic notched up a hattrick while Asmir Kadric scored a double with Mark Symington and Rob Morsello both slotting in penalties.
NPL NSW Men’s 2 side North Shore Mariners made light work of Gwandalan Summerland FC as Northbridge Oval saw seven goals scored by the hosts. Goals from Sean Eve, Ricky Woodward, Joshua Mbakwe and doubles from Claudio Rosano and Nelson Pyl all but assured the North Shore boys with an easy victory.
An all State League Men’s affair took place at Chopin Park as the Western Condors defeated South Coast Flame 3-2 in an intruguing match. Joshua Obeng starred for the hosts bagging a double while David Muller added his which all but assured the Condors would be part of round 5 of the FFA Cup.
A nailbiter went down at Summerhayes Park as Hazelbrook FC played out a memorable 3-2 win over the Bankstown Sports Strikers. Sebastian Camacho, Samuel Fenech and Kyle Simone were the stars of the show scoring for the hosts as they cancelled out Abdu Elmir and Youseff Nesraddine’s goals.
While in other results, Coogee United put seven past Pennant Hills with a 7-2 win, Northern Tigers defeated Bankstown United 4-0, Coniston FC knocked off West Ryde Rovers SC 6-0 while Western NSW Mariners progressed to the latter stages of the round via an unfortunate forfeit from University of Wollongong.
FFA Cup Round 4 Results
Sydney CBD FC 0 v Bulli FC 1
Hills United 12 v Putney Rangers 1
West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook FC 3 v Epping FC 2
Blue Mountains 0 v Manly United 7
Coledale Waves 1 v Manly Allambie United 0
Coogee United 7 v Pennant Hills SC 2
Dee Why FC 4 v Fraser Park FC 2
Northern Tigers FC 4 v Bankstown United FC 0
Kemps Creek United Soccer Club 1 v Wollongong United FC 4
Blacktown Spartans Football Club 2 v Bankstown City FC 0
Tarrawanna Blueys 4 v Rydalmere Lions FC 2
Gladesville Ryde Magic 0 v Sydney United 58 FC 1
Pittwater RSL FC 5 v Ryde Saints United Football Club 0
Hawkesbury City FC 0 v Nepean FC 4
Dunbar Rovers FC 1 v Wollongong Wolves Football Club 2
Woonona Sharks Football Club 3 v GHFA Spirit FC 1
Rockdale City Suns 3 v St George City 0
Coniston FC 6 v West Ryde Rovers Social Club 0
Ponds FC 3 v Camden Tigers Football Club 2
Macarthur Rams 1 v Stanmore Hawks FC 2
Abbotsford Juniors Football Club 1 v Marconi Stallions FC 7
Kirrawee Kangaroos FC 6 v Thornleigh Thunder FC 0
Hurstville FC 0 v UNSW Football Club 2
Sydney University Football Club 2 v Canterbury Bankstown FC 0
Hurstville City Minotaurs 2 v Mounties Wanderers FC 6
Cronulla Seagulls FC 0 v Bonnyrigg White Eagles 7
Western NSW Mariners beat University of Wollongong FC via forfeit
North Shore Mariners 7 v Gwandalan Summerland FC 0
Western Condors 3 v South Coast Flame 2
Hazelbrook FC 3 v Bankstown Sports Strikers 2
Remaining FFA Cup Round 4 Fixtures
Tuesday 16th April
St George Saints Football Club v SD Raiders Football Club – 5Sports Caringbah – 7:45pm
Lugarno FC v Killarney District Soccer Club – Valentine Sports Park 2 – 8pm
Gerringong Breakers Football Club v Sutherland Sharks FC – Ian McClennan Park – 8:30pm
Wednesday 17th April
Lindfield FC v Sydney Olympic FC – Charles Bean Sports Ground –
Umina United v Forest Killarney Football Club – Pluim Park – 7:30pm
Banksia Tigers Football Club v Mount Druitt Town Rangers FC – St George Stadium – 7:30pm
Dulwich Hill Football Club v Wollongong Olympic FC – Valentine Sports Park 3 – 7:45pm
Inter Lions FC 1983 v Hakoah Sydney City East FC – Valentine Sports Park 2 – 7:30pm
Wednesday 1st May
Terrigal United Football Club v Blacktown City FC – Pluim Park – 7:30pm
Berkeley Vale v APIA Leichhardt Tigers FC – Pluim Park 1 – 7:30pm