Canberra Olympic 2
Angelo Konstantinou (pen, 15’), Robert Cattanach (90+2')
Redlands United 0
Canberra Olympic has booked a place in the last eight of the Westfield FFA Cup with a penalty in each half delivering a 2-0 win over Redlands United at a chilly, rain sodden Deakin Reserve.
The visitors, fresh from their win over Adelaide United in the Round of 32, started the contest strongly but were undone at the back when Robbie Cattanach was fouled in the box by Redlands skipper Michael McGowan.
Olympic’s goalkeeper and captain Angelo Konstantinou duly stepped up to take the spot kick, with the Futsalroos shot-stopper slotting it straight down the middle to open the scoring.
Matt Chandler’s side looked to respond almost immediately with a chance in the box falling to Igor Sao Jose, but the winger hit his half-volley just over the crossbar.
Instead the Brisbane outfit had their goalkeeper to thank for not falling further behind, with Brendan White pulling off a couple of clutch saves to deny Olympic’s Colombian striker Philippe Bernabo-Madrid.
Redlands were full of intent in the second stanza and went close to drawing level in the dying stages following a goal line scramble but a second penalty, won and converted by Cattanach sealed their fate with the Capital Football champions becoming the first side from the ACT into the FFA Cup quarter-finals.