The Gold Coast has hosted an extraordinary Westfield FFA Cup clash after Palm Beach Sharks defeated Broadbeach United 12-11 in a shootout on Tuesday night.
The Sharks prevailed after a gripping 120 minutes ended 3-3 at Nikiforides Park in the Westfield FFA Cup preliminary rounds.
In terms of Westfield FFA Cup theatre it rivals the incredible 6-6 draw in the recent Sunshine Derby which also went to a shootout.
Broadbeach will be ruing a huge missed opportunity as they led 2-0 with less than 20 minutes left after second half goals from Justin Watmough and Adam Powell.
Powell’s goal was a moment of pure class.
The defender had the ball on halfway and noticed the Sharks ‘keeper off his line, lobbing Ryan Meskell with a cracking long-range effort.
But the Sharks, Westfield FFA Cup quarter-finalists last year, came storming home.
Ethan Grimley pulled one back with 17 minutes left before Daniel Grzic popped up with a vital equalizer in the final minute.
Broadbeach regrouped and went ahead again seven minutes into extra-time but again they failed to hold on as Nik Mirkovic’s low shot snuck in with eight minutes left to force a shootout.
Unfortunately for Powell, his stunning strike in regulation time was forgotten as he missed both of his spot-kicks as the Sharks won an epic 12-11.