ACT Cup wrap

Goulburn Stags and O'Connor Knights joined Brindabella Blues in the next round of the Westfield FFA Cup Preliminary Rounds in the ACT. Get the full lowdown here.

Stags create history with City victory

Thursday 28 April
Goulburn Stags (SL1) 2 (Robert Dorsett 29’, Aaron Swanson 55’) Canberra City (SL1) 1 (Ben Garrard 12’)
(Goulburn Workers Arena)

By Ahmed Jbeili

The Goulburn Stags are off to the fourth round of the Westfield FFA Cup after coming from behind to beat Canberra City in the first cup match held in Goulburn creating a little piece of football history in the process. The home ground advantage proved invaluable for the Stags as they came away with a 2-1 win thanks to goals from Robert Dorsett and Aaron Swanson. It wasn’t an easy start for the Stags as Canberra City began the match at full pace, with winger Joel Olney and striker Ben Garrard looking dangerous with a number of opportunities to score.

CLICK HERE for the full match report.


Knights knock out plucky Lanyon

Thursday 28 April
Lanyon United (SL1) 1 (Tamotsu Kanazawa 90’) O’Connor Knights (CL) 2 (Brett Forward 29’, Hector Cirda-Cid 60’)
(Hawker Football Centre)

Capital League O’Connor Knights marched on to Round 4 of the Westfield FFA Cup and a potential date with the giants of Canberra football after they edged past State League 1 Lanyon United 2-1 at Hawker Football Centre. In a classic cup tie the underdogs gave as good as they got for large parts of the match but the greater quality of their opponents eventually told although Lanyon, and their travelling band of supporters, can be justifiably proud of their showing. 

In a tight first half the only goal of the opening forty-five minutes was scored just before the half-hour. The Knights were awarded a penalty for an infringement inside the area and, although Ben Miller in the Lanyon goal saved well from Knights striker Brett Forward, the ball rebounded kindly for the penalty taker and he made no mistake from the follow-up. 

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Round 4 Draw

The draw for Round 4 of the Westfield FFA Cup Preliminary Rounds in Canberra will take place on Wednesday 4th May at Centre Court in Westfield Woden at 12:30pm.

Round 4 sees Capital Football's eight PlayStation® 4 National Premier League teams, including Cup holders Gungahlin United, enter the competition alongside Capital League sides and the three Round 3 winners – Brindabella Blues, Goulburn Stags and O'Connor Knights.

With the Westfield FFA Cup growing year on year and the competition capturing the imagination of the footballing public, anticipation for the draw is high with the lower grade teams all out to knock over one of the more established PS4 NPL sides.

If you're in the area get along to watch the draw at Westfield Woden or alternatively you can follow it LIVE on Capital Football's Facebook page.

CLICK HERE to see the list of clubs and allocated slot numbers.