Hume City FC
Melbourne Victory
FFA Cup Round of 16
ABD Stadium

Hume City 0 Melbourne Victory 1

Hume City 0

Melbourne Victory 1

Berisha (27’)

A first-half penalty to Besart Berisha was enough for Westfield FFA Cup holders Melbourne Victory to overcome Hume City 1-0 on Wednesday.

Berisha became the first player to score 10 goals in FFA Cup history when he sent goalkeeper Chris Oldfield the wrong way in the 27th minute, while the goal also ended Hume's perfect run at home in the competition.

The NPL Victoria club had won four straight FFA Cup ties at ABD Stadium.

In a rematch of last year's FFA Cup semi-final, Victory started sharply and took the lead after Fahid Ben Khalfallah was tugged back in the box by Hume full-back Jeremy Walker.

Berisha made no mistake from the spot and the home fans' frustration was exacerbated when Hume had two penalty shouts turned down before the break.

In the 32nd minute, Tom Cahill's shot was blocked but referee Shaun Evans ignored calls for handball, while 11 minutes later, Ramazan Tavsancioglu was furious when he appeared to be knocked down in the box by Alan Baro.

Hume had the better of the second half as captain Nick Hegarty got more involved but the hosts were unable to find the back of the net in front of a vocal crowd of 2,866 as Victory moved into the quarter-finals.

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