The FFA Cup Round 2 matches continued to flow prior to the FFA announcing all football be suspended till the 14th of April due to COVID-19 with a number of clashes that took place across pitches in NSW.
Moore Park Synthetic played host to the Glebe Wanderers who hosted the Bankstown Dragons. After scores were locked at nil-all, the Wanderers’ lethal attacker Peter O’Doherty proved to be the difference as his brace put his side into round 3 of the Cup.
Forrest Killarney made light work of Lugarno FC at Melwood Avenue as the hosts ran rampant with a 10-0 victory. Ricardo Cabrera was the star of the show as he scored four while Antoine Maurin and Genki Kawamura scored braces. Hayden Waters and Andrej Skulic also got in on the act with a goal each.
Bernie Mullane was treated to an enthralling clash as North Rocks SC defeated Lane Cove FC 3-2. A double from Jaly Panria and a strike from Zaccary Propst was enough to give the home team the win. Lane Cove’s Tim Robinson did his bit to keep his side in the match with a double but it wasn’t enough as North Rocks took home all the spoils.
It was a see-sawing affair at the Australian Catholic University Campus in Strathfield as Sydney CBD FC defeated the Australian Catholic University 3-2. Jimmy Moore, Ollie Peniston and Sam Child were the heroes for the CBD lads who headed back East with the win.
Harrington Park Reserve played host to the Harrington Park v Liverpool Rangers clash and it was the visitors who got the all-important 4-0 victory. Goals to McMah, Hogan, Sarz and an own goal from Warren assured victory for the Rangers.
Coogee United proved to be different gravy when they dispatched Emu Plains 10-1 at Centennial Park. Coach Anto Murray was buzzing with his side with Daniel Murphy the Man of the Match as he scored four goals in their ten-goal romp.
Picton Rangers had a superb Lachlan Newman free-kick to thank as they defeated Unanderra Hearts 1-0.
Arncliffe FC took care of Forest Rangers with a 2-0 win at Peakhurst Park with Hicham el Neshaky and Mohamed Reda getting in on the goalscoring act.
Menai Hawks made the trip to picturesque Bowral where they faced Marulan FC and went home victors with a 4-1 win. A hattrick for Pierce Coles-Sinclair and a goal from Jackson Valarich cancelled out Daniel Aliffi’s goal.
It was a goal-a-thon at Fraser Park as Maroubra United defeated the Rouse Hill Rams 6-4. Maroubra had their Brazilian star Paulo Junior to thank as he struck three times while Mattheus Picoli, Samiel Barbaunde and Lucas Brandon Vidal also scored in what was a memorable match for the beach boys.
In what was a record of any FFA Cup kind, Terry Reserve, home to the Albion Park White Eagles hosted Epping FC in what was pitted as a David v Goliath clash. It certainly lived up to that theme but there were no giant-killing stories to tell, on the contrary, the White Eagles flexed their muscles as the Illawarra Premier League side smashed home an incredible thirty-one goals to nil. Cameron Morgan will surely go down in the history books as being the highest scorer of any FFA Cup match as he scored fourteen of the thirty-one goals in what was a crazy match across many areas.
Wollongong United scored a passage into round 3 of the Cup with a 4-1 win over the Kellyville Kolts. Goals to Ben Brooks, Billy Tsovolos, Kane Wright and Mitsua Yamada crafted the victory for the away team.
Young Lions progressed to the next stage as the country town outfit knocked out the Bankstown Sports Strikers 4-1. Isaac Hines scored two while Patrick Hislop and Calum McCaffery also got in on the scoresheet.
Kooloobong Oval saw the West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook side defeat the University of Wollongong 3-1. Kane Glavicar and Jim Irwin scored for the visitors in their epic victory away from home.
Mosman FC proved too strong for the Fairfield Bulls as they took out a four-nil win at Cromer Park. Goals to Josh Bremner, Giorgio Mellos, Reginal Hore-Gibson and Mattias Zervais were enough to seal the victory.
Brookvale took care of North Sydney United with a 3-0 win at Cromer Park. A double from Justin Hayward and a goal from Josh Ciabatti made sure that the Brookie boys were celebrating that evening.
Albion Park City FC entertained Five Dock FC at Terry Reserve and it was the Illawarra Premier League side that showed their teeth with a 4-0 win. Jeremy Lawless scored a brace while goals to Adem Akkoc and Nick Hardy wrapped up the win.
Padstow Hornets had to win the hard way as they defeated the Blacktown Workers FC 3-2 at Stuart Street Reserve. Jason Becarovski and Michael Christodopoulos scored for the hosts but it was Brendan Cklamovski’s 90th minute winner that sent the Hornets fans into raptures securing victory for the Bankstown District Soccer Football Association based side.
There was some quality footballers on display at Gardiner Park as Banksia Tigers hosted Balmain District. The Tigers, coached by former NPL star and current St George Saints skipper Hussien Akil, saw his chargers through to round 3 of the competition with goals from Jason Shilas and one from another ex-NPL star in Ibrahim Haydar.
Berkley Vale SC knocked the sails out of the Ashfield Pirates with a 3-0 win at Mingara. A double from Troy Mumford and one from Michael Detton saw off a fightback from the visitors.
Port Kembla pushed their chances for a big finish in the Cup with a 3-0 win over the Penrith Rovers. Brad Acev scored two while Chris Gomez added his finishing touches to a well deserved victory for the South Coast side.
Putney Rangers made light work of Ararat with a 8-2 win at Christie Park. A hattrick from Michael Condy, a brace from Max Oldfield and goals from Sotiri Xeni, Dimitiros Tomaras and Zac Hando gave them the win.
West Ryde Rovers played out a nail-biter at Christie Park as they defeated Winston Hills 2-1. Vasilis Litsas and N Petkovic were the heroes for their club as they progressed to round 3 of the Cup.
Peakhurst United defeated Georges River 3-2 at Peakhurst Park in another thrilling FFA Cup tie. The hosts had Thomas Menton, Arthur Mamalikos and Brett Hookam as stars that guided them to round 3 of the Cup.
Bella Vista saw the Castle Hill RSL Rockets defeat Bomaderry SC one goal to nil. Sean Duerton proved to be the difference with his goal that all but gave the hosts the win.
Hammondville Oval saw the Moorebank Sports Soccer Club defeat the Sydney Rangers 3-0. Goals to Michael Mendonca, Scott Lewis and Joshua Hill gave the Southern Districts FA side the victory.
Another goal-fest took place at Jensen Park as Shoalhaven United travelled to Bankstown to take on the Bass Hill Rangers. The Far South Coast side went home happy with a 5-3 win as Alex Rolan scored a double and goals flowed from Kaine Gold, Tim Bagnell and Billy Wallington.
Holroyd Rangers were jubilant in their travels as they defeated the Lithgow Workmens SC 1-0 courtesy of a Ibrahim Kargbo goal.
Round 2 FFA Cup Results
Southern & Ettalong FC 7 v Panorama FC 3
Fairfield Patrician Brothers FC 1 v Berowra FC 1 (Fairfield won 3-2 on pens)
Tarrawanna Blueys 3 v Sans Souci 2
Western Condors 1 v Gladesville Ravens 0
Albion Park City 4 v Five Dock FC 0
Waverly Old Boys 4 v Kenthurst & District FC 1
Thornleigh Thunder 0 v Killarney District SC 4
Penrith Rovers 0 v Port Kembla 3
Coogee United 10 v Emu Plains 1
Young Lions SC 4 v Bankstown Sports Strikers 1
Albion Park White Eagles 31 v Epping FC 0
Umina United 0 v Randwick City 4
University of Wollongong 1 v West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook 3
St Patricks 4 v Sydney Coolong FC 3
Forest Rangers 0 v Arncliffe Aurora 2
Bass Hill Rangers 3 v Shoalhaven United 5
Berkley Vale 3 v Ashfield Pirates 0
Mosman FC 4 v Fairfield Bulls 0
Peakhurst United 3 v Georges River FC 2
Harrington United 0 v Liverpool Rangers 4
Forest Killarney 10 v Lugarno 0
North Rocks SC 3 v Lane Cove FC 2
Castle Hills Rockets 1 v Bomaderry SC 0
West Ryde Rovers 2 v Winston Hills 1
Australian Catholic University FC 2 v Sydney CBD FC 3
Maroubra United 6 v Rouse Hill Rams 4
Lithgow Workmens 0 V Holroyd Rangers 1
Marulan 1 v Menai Hawks 4
West Pymble FC 3 v Kemps Creek United 2
Putney Rangers 8 v Ararat FC 2
Banksia Tigers 2 v Balmain & Districts FC 0
Sydney Rangers 0 v Moorebank Sports SC 3
Blue Mountains FC 0 v Lindfield FC 1
Glebe Wanderers 2 v Bankstown Dragons 0
Brookvale FC 3 v North Sydney United 0
Kellyville Kolts 1 v Wollongong United 4
Picton Rangers 1 v Unanderra Hearts 0
Padstow Hornets 3 v Blacktown Workers 2