Keeper: Nikolas Giantsopoulos (Devonport Strikers) - The Strikers’ Canadian shot-stopper was incredible in the driving rain and mud keeping his team in the game as the Jaffas pressed for an equaliser. Surely he’s on the A-League radar now.
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Defender: Michael McGowan (Redlands United) - What a leader. He had a commanding game for the NPL QLD side as they pulled off the biggest shock in FFA Cup history by defeating Adelaide United.
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Defender: Grant Brix (Redlands United) - United had heroes all over the park, the former Redlands junior being one of the key defensive bulwarks who kept Amor’s Reds at bay in this extraordinary upset.
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Defender: Kai Halliday (Redlands United) - The Reds of Adelaide hardly ever got in behind, with Halliday part of a very effective defensive unit.
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Defender: Darcy Madden (Wollongong Wolves) - The former AIS student caught the eye for the home side in their loss to Sydney FC. Great energy and played with good purpose.
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Midfield: Jay Davis (Green Gully) - The Englishman dyed his hair blond to stand out – no need. He was everywhere, taunting the Mariners with his energy and skill in Gully’s famous win.
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Midfield: Luke Walker (Green Gully) - A familiar name having starred for Edgeworth in last year’s FFA Cup. And for Gully, he was again impressive in their headline 2-1 win over Central Coast.
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Midfield: Dylan Holz (Edgeworth FC – far right) - Was at the heart of many of the Eagles’ attacking moves and set up two goals in a fantastic road win for the Hunter boys.
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Striker: Danny Choi (Blacktown City) - On an extraordinary night, Choi did something even more spectacular. Choi can now add “viral star” to his name after an epic long-range goal helped City to an incredible 6-2 win over Sydney United 58.
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Striker: Liam Boland (Green Gully) - By his own admission, he’d had a stinker. But when it really mattered, the big man stepped up. First, causing a nuisance for the equaliser before his moment of genius won it for the Gully boys.
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Striker: Patrick Antelmi (Blacktown City) - Alongside Mallia and Choi caused havoc in the United defence on a night when City’s front three were electric.
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Coach: Matt Chandler (Redlands United) - While Mark Crittenden pulled off a miracle result at Blacktown, Redlands made history under Chandler knocking off the reigning A-League champions. Pic credit: Ray Gardner
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Assistant coach: Arthur Papas (Green Gully) - Like Chandler, he’s now a slayer of an A-League club after the Green Machine sunk the Mariners in Melbourne.
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Bench: Chris Lucas (Bentleigh Greens) - The NPL goal machine looks quality and was dangerous all night in the epic win in SA over MetroStars.
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Brandon Vella (Marconi - centre) - The FFA Cup is a great chance for younger players, and the teen stood out at Hume with his touch and vision. Could step up to A-League one day.
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Philippe Bernabo-Madrid (Canberra Olympic) - Now we can see why the Colombian-born forward is so highly rated in the ACT. His winner was top drawer, heartening after injuries in recent years scuppered his career.
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Brody Taylor (Edgeworth FC) - Another name from NNSW who for a second year has shown his quality on the national stage.