Boilovers, big scores and great goals highlighted a bumper night of Westfield FFA Cup preliminary round action around the country on Wednesday night.
The biggest upset came in Queensland where last season’s round of 16 side Olympic FC were dumped out by Redlands United at Cleveland Showgrounds.
Olympic FC – unbeaten in the PS4 Queensland NPL this season – were stunned by two first half goals from Igor Sao Jose and Graham Fyfe.
Moreton Bay United overcame an early scare to come-from-behind to beat Taringa Rovers 2-1 with goals from Alex Henderson and Jordan Farina.
An 85th-minute strike from Matt Hornby was enough for Peninsula Power to edge past Eastern Suburbs FC 3-2 in a five-goal thriller, while it took penalties for West Wanderers to get over the top of Willowburn.
There was a stack of goals in the games in NSW last night with Blacktown City the most impressive.
Ex-Central Coast Mariner Travis Major was among the goals as Blacktown smashed Nepean FC 12-1.
It was almost matched by South Coast Wolves who crushed Yagoona Lions 10-1, with Bradley Welch grabbing a hat-trick.
Up on the north shore, a contentious early penalty – converted by Harris Gaitatzis – and a stunner from Go Shorai saw Sydney Olympic through.
Olympic got past Manly United for the second straight year, escaping with a hard-fought 2-1 win at Cromer Park.
State League side Balmain Tigers upset Bankstown City Lions, Sutherland Sharks had little trouble getting past Wollongong United 4-1 while Rockdale City Suns edged Sydney University 2-0.
In the nation’s capital the fairytale run of Brindabella Blues came to an abrupt end at the hands of Canberra Olympic.
Ben Basser-Silk scored inside the first minute while further goals two Philippe Bernabo-Madrid (2), Callum Smith, Pat Ross-Magee and Adam Neou led to a 6-0 win.For all the other Westfield FFA Cup fixtures and results click here