Broadmeadow Magic 1 Heidelberg United 3
Heidelberg United 3
Petrie (21’), Sheppard (24’), Heffernan (37’)
The ‘Bergers put aside the distraction of keeper Griffin McMaster being stood down an hour before the game for offensive tweets to blow away Magic in a scintillating first-half performance.
Clinical finishing saw the visitors 3-0 up at the break to virtually guarantee their progress against a shell-shocked Magic.
The standout courtesy of Jack Petrie with the Queenslander’s long-range rocket an early contender for goal of the Cup. Heidelberg worked the corner well and with Petrie in way too much space some 25 metres out, he smashed it home.
At 3-0 at the break and it looked all over. Or was it?
Scott Pettit bundled home an ugly goal after some poor defence to give Magic some hope of a magical comeback.
But it wasn’t to be with the Victorian club running out deserved winners.