Lions FC coach over the moon with shock Cup win

Lions FC coach Warren Moon said he'd done his homework on Croydon Kings after the Brisbane Premier League club stunned their SA opposition in the Westfield FFA Cup on Wednesday night.

The Lions caused the first major shock of the 2015 FFA Cup after stunning Croydon Kings 2-1 at Elite Systems Football Centre in Adelaide in the Round of 32. 

Goals in either half from Shoheel Khan and Andre Bonotto handed the Brisbane outfit a deserved victory over their more fancied South Australia PS4 NPL opponents.

The Queensland outfit who are also top of their own league now have a Round of 16 tie to plan for in the coming weeks.

“Obviously excited - it was a big moment for the club to come down here and get the result,” coach Moon told Fox Sports.

“I’m an extremely proud coach. We played well and I think we deserved that tonight.

“It was a fairly detailed report we got on them (Croydon Kings). We got help from people down here and we did our homework and we worked on a few things.”

Andreas Wiens hit the outside of the post in stoppage time for the hosts but Lions FC held firm to record a thoroughly deserved victory.

“We caused them some problems,” added Moon. “And it seemed to work.

“We played to our strengths (on the day) and we played to where we thought we could get at them. We caused them problems with our front two getting in behind them.”

Quizzed on whether a date with Brisbane Roar would suit him in the Round of 16, Moon wasn’t as keen on a Brisbane derby as some others might be.

“I quite like it down here (in Adelaide) so if we get Adelaide United we wouldn’t complain.

“But we will take whoever we get and enjoy the ride and see where it takes us.”