Four clubs remain in the running for two Round of 32 spots in WA after a thrilling weekend of Westfield FFA Cup action in the west.
Stirling Lions were made to work for their 5-2 victory after being forced into extra time by All Flags State League Division Two side Curtin University in the latest Westfield FFA Cup preliminary clash at Macedonia Park.
Stirling, who sit second in the PlayStation4 National Premier Leagues WA competition, were held to a 2-2 draw after 90 minutes.
Three extra-time goals to Brodie Martin, Blamo Quaqua and Jason Rubidge, who completed his hat-trick in 108th minute, was enough to put the Lions into the preliminary semi-finals.
Rubidge praised the third-tier side’s resilience.
“They [Curtin] defended really well. They took their chances in attack; I think they only had a couple of shots and they made them count,” he said.
“We were told [after regulation time] to get back to the game plan. A couple of times in the first half particularly we went away from it and there was just too much fancy stuff. We needed to get back to basics.
“At the end of the day, at least we got through, that's the main thing, being through to the semis.”
In other FFA Cup preliminary quarter-finals, Inglewood United’s second half substitute Scott Witschge scored an extra time goal to beat a nine-man Balcatta 2-1 at Grindleford Reserve.
A hat-trick by Lewis McMahon helped Floreat Athena come from behind to demolish Armadale 6-3 in a thrilling contest at E&D Litis Stadium.
Angel Andres netted a first half hat-trick as Cockburn City advanced to the final four with a 5-1 win over Gosnells City at Dalmatinac Park.
The Westfield FFA Cup preliminary semi-final draw will be held in the Football West office on Monday, May 16 at 10:30am.
Click on the links below for a match report from each game: