Edgeworth Eagles 1 Western Sydney Wanderers 5
Edgeworth Eagles 1
Western Sydney Wanderers 5
Neville (35’, 48’), Hamill (45+1’), Santalab (83’, 90’)
Western Sydney Wanderers are through to the quarter finals for after cruising past Edgeworth 5-1 at Magic Park.
Braces to Scott Neville and Brendon Santalab and a goal to Brendan Hamill ensured Tony Popovic’s side avoided joining Central Coast and Adelaide United as A-League sides to fall to NPL opposition in the 2016 Cup.
Wanderers dominated proceedings in Newcastle and took control of the contest with goals to Scott Neville and Brendan Hamill in the final 10 minutes of the opening stanza.
Neville looked to have sealed the contest just three minutes into the second half with a low drive past Eagles shot-stopper Jim Fogarty.
Former A-League golden boot winner Daniel McBreen pulled a goal back for Edgeworth on the hour mark to give the hosts some hope.
But substitute Brendon Santalab killed off the Eagles’ spirited fightback with a quick-fire brace in the final 10 minutes to secure a professional victory for the 2014 ACL Champions.