(Getty images)

FFA Cup: Victory flex muscle, as Sydney United, Bentleigh and Adelaide also progress

The FFA Cup saw plenty of action last night, with Melbourne Victory’s 5-1 win over Brisbane headlining the results.

Despite complaints about the Perry Park pitch, Kevin Muscat’s men were clinical against the Roar. Mitch Austin opened the scoring in the 26th minute, before Besart Berisha scored a brace.

New marquee Massimo Maccarone failed to fire for Brisbane, in what was a disappointing night overall for the side. Questions will no doubt continue over the signing of the 37-year-old after his performance.

There was another all A-League affair last night, with Adelaide doing enough to sneak past Newcastle. A header in the 63rd minute to Michael Marrone gave United the advantage and it was one they would not give up.

The Jets looked like they were going to equalise through Andrew Nabbout soon after, however, his shot from distance went wide.

Perhaps the most exciting game of the night was the all Victorian affair between Hume City FC and Bentleigh Greens. The latter of the two took the early lead in the 10th minute through Tyson Holmes. It came after he deflected a kick from Hume City goalkeeper Michael Weir which then rolled into the back of the net.

It took until the second half for the hosts to draw level, with Liam Boland setting up Jayden Prasad with some brilliant individual play.

Neither side was able to break the deadlock, and thus the game went to penalties.

Hume City weren’t able to hold their nerve, with Prasad having his shot saved and Attila Ofli sending his shot high. Bentleigh Greens slotted all of their shots on goal to earn the right to progress to the Round of 32.

The final game of the round of 32 saw Sydney United 58 FC destroy FNQ FC Heat 7-2. Despite eventually going down, it was in fact the visitors who hit the scoreboard first. However, they only had a couple of minutes to celebrate as United hit back just moments later.

The victors would then go on to score at regular intervals, putting an incredible seven shots in the back of the net. Yutaro Shin was the only player to register multiple goals, scoring a double.

Last night was the completion of the Round of 32, see below for the upcoming fixtures.

Times, dates and venues are yet to be finalised.

Round of 16

Adelaide United vs. Melbourne Victory

Bentleigh Greens vs. Western Sydney Wanderers

Blacktown City vs. APIA Leichhardt Tigers

Hakoah Sydney City East vs. Melbourne City FC

Moreton Bay United vs. Gold Coast City FC

South Melbourne vs. Sorrento FC

Sydney United 58 FC cs. Heidelberg United FC

Bankstown Berries vs. Sydney FC

Comments