FFA Cup Round of 32: Matchday three
Darwin Olympic 1 (Tsounias 19')
Adelaide United 6 (Carrusca pen 18', Jeggo 38', 39' Cirio 78', Babalj 80', Sanchez 81')
Darwin Football Stadium, Darwin (NT)
If Darwin’s part-timers beat the reigning Westfield FFA Cup holders, it’d be the upset of the decade. The fact that Olympic are the first and only Territory side in the FFA Cup Round of 32 adds romance to this – admittedly fanciful – scenario.
PENALTY 18': Osama Malik brought down in the box and Marcelo Carrusca converts from the spot to put the Reds' noses in front.
GOAL 19': Darwin immediately find the equaliser as Michael Tsounias puts a nice finish to a bursting run.
GOAL 38': Jimmy Jeggo latches onto a good cross and heads through traffic.
GOAL 39': The reigning cup holders hitting their straps now as Jeggo brings up his brace within 30 seconds.
GOAL 78': A goal out of nowhere from Sergio Cirio as the Reds start to really turn it on.
GOAL 80': Eli Babalj scores from close-range on his competitive debut.
GOAL 81'; Three goals in three minutes for the visitors as Pablo Sanchez gets his name on the scoresheet
Rockdale City Suns 3 (Alameddine 21', Macallister 43', Jesic 58')
Perth SC 1 (Keltie pen 71')
Ilinden Sports Centre, Rockdale (NSW)
Two newcomers to the Round of 32 meet as Perth SC fly to Sydney for an intriguing clash between teams on either side of the country.
GOAL 21': Toufic Alameddine puts the home side in the lead with a strike right down the centre.
GOAL 43': Dylan Macallister jumps highest at the back post and doubles the Suns' lead.
GOAL 58': Long way back for Perth now as Marko Jesic pops up with a clinical finish.
PENALTY 71': Clark Keltie converts the penalty to claw one back for the visitors.
Sorrento FC 0
Sydney FC 2 (Smeltz pen 2', Burgess 74')
nib Stadium, Perth (WA)
Sorrento boss Jamie Harnwell was a brilliant player in the A-League for Perth Glory, a defender who could surprise the opposition by also scoring many a goal. But this will be the biggest challenge of his coaching career as he aims to surprise Sky Blues boss Graham Arnold.
PENALTY 2': Worst possible start for the home team. Lewis Hall brings down Robert Stambolziev inside the area and a bearded Shane Smeltz sends the goalkeeper the wrong way.
GOAL 74' : Probably against the run of play but Graham Arnold won't mind. Almost instant impact from sub Max Burgess who gets around his defender and shoots across the face of goal.
Croydon Kings 1 (Klimek 66')
Lions FC 2 (Khan 14', Bonotto 47')
Elite Systems Football Centre, Angle Park (SA)
As MetroStars proved last week, South Australia is one state never to be under-estimated. This week, PS4 NPL South Australian high-flyers Croydon Kings will hope to bring their superb domestic form to the big stage as in-form Brisbane Premier League outfit Lions FC head to Adelaide.
GOAL 14': Shoheel Khan puts the Queenslanders ahead with a strike into the top left corner.
PENALTY 47': Barely back on the park after the restart when the home side concede a penalty. Andre Bonotto converts to give the Lions a comfortable two-goal cushion.
GOAL 66': Croydon are back in it as Luke klimek reduces the deficit.