Adelaide City is one win away from another shot at Westfield FFA Cup glory after a thumping 4-1 win over Port Adelaide Pirates on Tuesday night, as the Cup continued across Australia.
In a cracking Cup tie, City came from a goal down to prove too classy for the Pirates and have booked a spot in South Australia’s final.
Last year’s quarter-finalists will play the winner of Wednesday night’s clash between White City and Croydon Kings for a spot in the national competition’s round of 32.
Despite dominating the early exchanges, City found themselves on the back-foot midway through the first half as they went behind to Giles’ goal.
But they were behind for just six minutes.
Anthony Costa levelled things up before Joel Allwright struck on the stroke of half-time to give Damien Mori’s side a deserved 2-1 lead at the break.
A second for Costa 18 minutes from time gave City some breathing space before Matthew Halliday iced the result with a fourth in the 86th minute.
That’s now three consecutive domestic Cup finals for City and they will fancy their chances of joining MetroStars as the second PS4 SA NPL side in the Westfield FFA Cup.
In Canberra, Belconnen United and Tuggeranong United are through to their semi-finals after contrasting wins on Tuesday night.
Belconnen trailed in the first half but surged home after the break to beat ANU 5-1, with a brace to David Kemp and a screamer from Jason Ugrinic the highlights.
It was a thriller as Tuggies overcame Monaro Panthers 3-2, with Zach Munster scoring twice and Ethan Munster grabbing the winner.
Belconnen and Tuggeranong join Gungahlin United and Tigers FC in the last four in the nation’s capital.
Meanwhile, the clash in Queensland between Kawana SC and Sunshine Coast FC was postponed due to a matter currently under investigation.
The matter relates to the alleged fielding of an ineligible player by Kawana in a previous Westfield FFA Cup round.
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