FFA Cup weekly wrap

Penalty-shootouts, big scores and a brace by ex-Leeds United and Newcastle Jet Michael Bridges highlighted another dramatic round of Westfield FFA Cup preliminary round matches around the country over the weekend.

With NPL teams joining the action in Northern NSW, Bridges capped his competitive debut for Lambton Jaffas with two goals as they crushed Beresfield United 8-2 in Lake Macquarie on Saturday.

Broadmeadow Magic (6-0) and South Cardiff (3-0) – two sides who were part of last season’s Westfield FFA Cup – had little trouble getting through over Swansea and Kahibah respectively.

Weston Workers Bears, which included former Hyundai A-League flyer Troy Hearfield, had goal-keeper Jack Maddison to thank for avoiding an embarrassing defeat.

Forced to penalties after a 2-2 draw with Newcastle  Uni, Maddison made a crucial save during the shootout as the Bears progressed 4-3 after spot-kicks.

There were a few big scores in Northern NSW with Charlestown City smashing Plattsburg Maryland 15-0, Maitland trounced Cooks Hill 8-0 and Edgeworth were 11-0 winners over New Lambton Eagles 11-0.

Victoria had another stack of matches with some impressive performances across the state.

Maribyrnong Greens were probably the most impressive as they disposed of Parkmore 9-0, while Heatherton United also almost got double figures as they win 9-1 against Keon Park.

It was a goal-fest at Myers Reserve as Geelong Rangers beat RMIT FC 8-3, Point Cook won a nine-goal thriller against Mill Park 6-3 and it took penalties for Old Scotch SC to edge out Harrisfield Hurricanes.

There was a couple of games in Queensland as well with Noosa Lions the most impressive, cruising to an 11-1 victory over Beerwah Glasshouse Unted, while Kawana beat Coolum 5-0.

For a full list of the weekend’s results head to www.theffacup.com.au.