Wednesday 18 May has been declared D-Day for ten NSW clubs as match details have been officially announced for the Cup ties to decide who will progress to the Round of 32.
Hooka Creek Park at Berkeley will play host to an intriguing encounter as PS4 NPL NSW Men’s side Wollongong Wolves tackle Men’s State League outfit Wagga City Wanderers.
The boys from Wagga led by Coach Andrew Douglas will make the long four hour plus journey to Wollongong with the hope of surprising the home side as Wolves Coach Jacob Timpano will know that his team would need to be at their very best in earning a spot in the Round of 32 of the prestigious Cup.
Cromer Park in Sydney’s Northern Beaches will see PS4 NPL NSW Men’s side Manly United host PS4 NPL NSW Men’s 2 outfit Mounties Wanderers.
Paul Dee’s men have had a great start to the season led by skipper Brendan Cholakian as well as the attacking exploits of Dejan Pandurevic and former Manchester United youth player Luke Giverin but they will need to be on their game as the Mounties Wanderers coached by David Perkovic will look towards testing their much fancied opponents across the pitch. The likes of skipper Patrick Gatt, Milorad Simonovic, Juan Chavez, Wade Oostendorp, George Codrea and Neftali Gonzalez will be gunning for a spot in the Round of 32 – expect fireworks at Cromer Park.
Marconi Stadium, home to the Marconi Stallions will host an all PS4 NPL NSW Men’s 2 affair against the Bankstown Berries.
Jeff Suzor, who’s star studded Stallions line-up includes Mirjan Pavlovic, Sean Rooney, Marko Jesic, Chris Nunes and Phil Makrys will face a well-known opponent in the Berries – a team that will be relying heavily on the goal scoring exploits of Nicholas Paras.
Melita Stadium will see Franco Cosentino’s Parramatta FC side tackle an indifferent Bonnyrigg White Eagles in what will be a cracking match.
Parramatta FC have had an up and down year thus far, recording some great results, the last beating the White Eagles in Bonnyrigg but then crashing down to earth the following week by losing out to Hakoah Sydney City East. The Sama brothers will need to inject that fire the team will need to worry the White Eagles defence while Ibrahim Haydar as always, will need to be at his commanding best in snuffing out the likes of Robbie Younis and Aaron Peterson.
The White Eagles have not quite been themselves in 2016, a proud club, they will use this match as possibly a turning point in their season and will hope to achieve a spot in the final round of 32, which will be a first for the club.
Finally at Edensor Park, the clash of the former NSL giants pits Mark Rudan’s Sydney United 58 side taking on Sydney Olympic.
The Reds have been in scintillating form across all competitions and with Chris Payne, Panny Nikas, Robbie, Mileski, Peter Triantis, Nick Stavroulakis, Jacob Tratt, Tomsilav Uskok in their armour, they’ll be a tough nut to crack.
Grant Lee’s men will go into the match as underdogs but underestimate them at your peril – with such a huge prize at stake, one things for sure, this will be an epic battle of all proportions.
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