FFA Cup preview: Lions FC v Perth Glory

It's a real David v Goliath clash in the Round of 16 as the best and brightest in Brisbane’s Premier League face Westfield FFA Cup experts Perth Glory from the Hyundai A-League.


Lions FC v Perth Glory

Wednesday, 25 August 2015

Perry Park, Bowen Hills (QLD)

Kick-off:  7:30pm local (7:30pm AEST)

Referee:  Peter Green

Tickets: Click here for ticketing details

Online Broadcast:  Streamed online at  www.foxsports.com.au/football/ffa-cup/ffacupondemand  and Apple TV via FOX SPORTS Now

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash-tag  #LFCvPER

Lions FC squad:  2.Michael BUTTERS, 3.Jason TOBIN, 4.Matija SIMIC, 6.Warren MOON, 7.Andrew BUTLER, 8.Cody LOVELL, 9.Andre BONOTTO, 10.Kado AOCI, 11.Nathan REARDON, 12.Shaun CARLOS, 13.Danyon MOLLEE, 14.Alex JANOVSKY, 15.Alex SCHIAVO, 16.Josh BRINDELL-SOUTH, 18.Tim MORGAN, 19.Shoheel KHAN, 20.Declan MURPHY (gk), 99.Phillip ZABAKS (gk)

Perth Glory squad:  2.Alex GRANT, 3.Marc WARREN, 4.Jacob COLLARD, 5.Anthony GOLEC, 6.Dino DJULBIC, 7.Gyorgy SANDOR, 10.Nebojsa MARINKOVIC, 11.Richard GARCIA, 12.Jerrad TYSON (gk), 13.Diogo FERREIRA, 14.Chris HAROLD, 15.Hagi GLIGOR, 16.Sidnei SCIOLA MORAES, 18.Mitch OXBORROW, 19.Joshua RISDON, 20.Nicholas FEELY (gk), 21.Stefan VALENTINI, 22.Slobodan VULIN, 23.Michael THWAITE, 24.Gian ALBANO


The Lions were one of the stories of the FFA Cup round of 16. Playing in a league below the PS4 NPL level, the Orange and Blue went down to Adelaide and shocked the Kings with a high-intensity game-plan. 

Confidence is high in Lions territory and you sense they have a sniff of Cup fever, but now it’s their biggest test by far.

Queensland Lions line up 'free shot' at Cup history

Against lower-level opposition in the FFA Cup, Perth Glory know how to win on the road. What's more, they showed their remodelled squad is gelling nicely under coach Kenny Lowe when they disposed of the Jets in the Round of 32 away.

It would be a massive boil-over if the eye-catching leaders of the Brisbane Premier League disposed of an A-League club. And the Glory know it.


Warren Moon (Lions coach)  “Obviously delighted that we’ve got an A-League side at home. I know everyone was buzzing when Perth Glory got pulled out. You’re always a chance in football...” 

Peter Filopoulos (Perth Glory CEO) “ I'm excited for the game, and I'm sure Kenny and the squad will be as well. Lions FC showed Australia that they can play quality football, and we've shown that we can too.”



·          League: Hyundai A-League

·          Current ladder position: Last season, seventh in the Hyundai A-League*

·          Latest result: Won 1-0 against Western Australia All Stars XI

·          Who to watch out for: Nebojsa Marinkovic

* adjusted ladder position following salary cap sanctions


·        League: Brisbane Premier League

·        Current ladder position: Top of the league

·        Latest result: Lost 2-0 to Capalaba

·        Who to watch out for: Shoheel Khan

** For any goal scored by an amateur or semi-professional club against a Hyundai A-League team during the Westfield FFA Cup, NAB will kick-back $2,500 to the goal scorer's club.