Best moments of FFA Cup 2019: McBreen’s wonderstrike against the Jets
There were a clutch of jaw-dropping goals scored throughout the FFA Cup 2019 and one of the best of them was scored by former Hyundai A-League star Daniel McBreen.
In one of the standout fixtures of the Round of 16, McBreen’s Edgeworth Eagles were pitted against fellow Northern NSW side and Hyundai A-League outfit Newcastle Jets.
It was a unique fixture for McBreen, who works for the Jets as one of their youth team coaches.
But there was no sentiment towards his employers from the 42-year-old striker, who scored a goal that will live long in the memory.
The Eagles went behind early on through a goal from the Jets’ Panama international striker Abdiel Arroyo but McBreen wasted little time levelling things up.
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Only eight minutes later, the former Central Coast Mariners Championship winner forgot about the calf injury that had kept him sidelined for a month, took aim and hit a thunderbolt.
McBreen swooped on a loose ball 35 metres from goal and his shot finished in the top corner of the net.
“I just saw Lewi [Jets goalkeeper Lewis Italiano] standing off his line early doors and I thought ‘if anything drops I’m just going to have a hit’,” McBreen said at the time.
“It went in top corner so I couldn’t ask for anything more.”
The Jets went on to claim the battle of the Hunter, 5-1, and book their place in the last eight of the FFA Cup - but one moment is etched in the minds of the viewers forever.