FFA Cup 2019 Goal of the Year: Round of 32 Update
The final counts have been tallied and the three best goals from the FFA Cup 2019 Round of 32 can now be unveiled.
Fans have voted Floreat Athena captain Dean Evans’ memorable hit against Adelaide Olympic, Dimitri Petratos’ late equaliser for Newcastle Jets against Melbourne Victory, and Edgeworth’s Aden Gardner’s chip against Darwin Olympic as their three favourites from the national round.
All three FFA Cup 2019 Goal of the Year strikes will now go through to the final round of voting, where they join the two two most voted Preliminary Round goals.
There will be 10 goals in total for the final round of voting, with the top two from the Round of 16, and the best goal from the Quarter Finals, Semi-Finals, and the Final also entering.
EXPLAINER: FFA Cup 2019 Goal of the Year
Evans earned 36% of the vote for his beautiful free-kick which doubled NPL WA club Floreat’s lead over Adelaide Olympic back on Match Day 1.
The skipper added an equally excellent second in the second half but not even his heroics could prevent Floreat from bowing out of the tournament 4-3, in a genuine FFA Cup classic.
Jets maestro Petratos, meanwhile, added another trademark scorcher to his catalogue of net-bursting efforts by pulling his visiting side level against Victory on Match Day 3.
Petratos’ strike forced extra time where his side would clinch a famous 3-2-win courtesy of Patrick Langlois’ winner. The three-cap Caltex Socceroo earned 34% of the vote.
Edgeworth's Aden Gardner secured third place after his clever chip against Darwin Olympic on Match Day 1.
Gardner's well-executed lob, which earned 13% of the vote, helped the Northern NSW NPL outfit cruise to a 3-0 victory in the Northern Territory.
Re-live all the contenders HERE, or watch the video at the top of the page.