FFA Cup Round of 16: Reds progress, City run riot

Matchday one of the FFA Cup Round of 16 on Wednesday night... 

Defending FFA Cup champions, Adelaide United, have once again got the better of Sydney FC, scoring the winner in extra time to progress to the quarter-finals.

Melbourne City romped past Wellington Phoenix and were joined by fellow Melbourne club Heidelberg United. 

While a 10-man Perth Glory scored late in extra time to edge Lions FC.

Adelaide United 2 (Sanchez 40', McGowan 114')

Sydney FC 1 (Grant 15')

Coopers Stadium, Hindmarsh (SA)

An all-Hyundai A-League heavyweight Cup clash pits the reigning FFA Cup holders against a Sydney FC outfit gunning for Westfield FFA Cup revenge after the Reds knocked them out last year.

GOAL 15': Rhyan Grant catches Reds goalkeeper Eugene Galekovic off guard, unleashing an absolute bullet to put Graham Arnold's men in front.

GOAL 40': It's been coming and the pressure finally tells. Sergia Cirio sets up Pablo Sanchez to make it 1-1.

EXTRA TIME: Sydney are bossing but neither side can break the deadlock and it's into extra time.

GOAL 114': Unbelievable! Marcelo Carrusca turns on the style with a rabona to assiat Dylan McGowan and the Reds look like marching through.

RED CARD 118': Moments later and goalscorer McGowan is off.

FULL TIME: The Reds again prove Sydney's Cup nemesis and are through to the quarter-finals.

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Heidelberg United 2 (Heffernan 1', Athiu 87')

Sydney United 58 FC 0

Olympic Village, Heidelberg West (VIC)

Heidelberg were arguably the most impressive of the PS4 NPL clubs in the opening round, easily disposing of a disappointing Broadmeadow Magic on the road in the Hunter. United blew Magic out of the water with three goals in the opening 45 minutes with a couple of sumptuous strikes and high-quality, attacking football.

GOAL: Central Coast Mariners target Dan Heffernan continues his dream run, getting his name in the history books with the fastest FFA Cup goal to date - just 28 seconds on the clock.

GOAL 87': That should do it for Heidelberg. Substitute Ken Athiu gives the home side a two-goal buffer with just minutes remaining.

FULL TIME: Heidelberg become the first Member Federation into the quarter-finals.

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Lions FC 0

Perth Glory 1 (Harold 116')

Perry Park, Bowen Hills (QLD)

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.

RED CARD 7': Big chance for the Lions now with Glory goalkeeper Jerrad  Tyson handed a straight red for bringing his man down in the box. The Lions can't convert the penalty but Glory have a long night with just 10 men.

EXTRA TIME: No goals at Perry Park and we head into extra time.

GOAL 116': Heartbreak for the home side as Chris Harold breaks the deadlock latching onto the cut-back from new recruit Gyorgy Sandor

FULL TIME: After playing almost the entire game with 10 men, Glory hold on for a spot in the final eight.

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Melbourne City FC 5 (Mooy pen 18', Novillo 21', Fornaroli pen 32', Koren 40', Dekker 49')

Wellington Phoenix 1 (Krishna pen 34')

AAMI Park, Melbourne (VIC)

Two sides from last season’s Hyundai A-League Elimination Final meet for a spot in the last eight of the 2015 Westfield FFA Cup. Expect more drama from these evenly matched sides.

PENALTY 18': Aaron Mooy makes no mistake from the spot and puts City ahead.

GOAL 21': Another goal for the home side  as Harry Novillo fires one into bottom right hand corner. 

PENALTY 32': City have a chance to get a stranglehold of the match. Robert Koren is taken down and Bruno Fornaroli steps up to the spot and goes straight down the middle to score his debut goal for City.

PENALTY 34': Roy Krishna has a chance to drag one back for the visitors - and he does!

GOAL 40': Koren brings up City's fourth with a left-footed shot and it's looking ugly for Ernie Merrick's men.

GOAL 49': City continue where they left off and Wade Dekker scores on debut from close range.

FULL TIME: City crush Phoenix to cruise into the final eight.

 

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