MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 11: Matt Simon of Sydney FC celebrates a goal with teammates during the FFA Cup Semi Final match between South Melbourne FC and Sydney FC at Lakeside Stadium on October 11, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Sydney FC have advanced to the 2017 FFA Cup final with a comprehensive 5-1 win over NPL side and A-League aspirants, South Melbourne.

Despite the one-sided scoreline, South Melbourne did their chances of winning an A-League licence in the coming years no harm, staying in the contest for the first hour, with the scores at 2-1 after Leigh Minopoulos netted in the 47th minute.

The home side then almost levelled the scores after Matthew Millar went just inches away with a long range effort after Sydney keeper Andrew Redmayne advanced out of his area only to clear the ball straight to Millar.

However, Sydney managed to add three goals in the final 24 minutes to kill the contest in emphatic fashion.

Bobbo scored twice, while Carney, Ryall and Simon all got their names on the score sheet.

The Sky Blues will compete in their second consecutive FFA Cup final and will play either Western Sydney Wanderers or Adelaide United, who face off next Tuesday night.