Gwelup shocked Mandurah on Monday and they now join Bayswater City, Sorrento and Perth SC in being one step away from a Westfield FFA Cup Round of 32 berth after four cracking ties in Western Australia on Monday.
It was a first half blitz which ensured Gwelup moved into the next round they trounced State League Division One leaders Mandurah City 4-1 at Hyundai Stadium.
Gwelup were 3-0 up at the break thanks to goals from Benjamin Kouakou, a Steven McGarry penalty and Nic Tatasciore.
Mandurah threatened a fight-back with an early second half goal but Kouakou grabbed his second eight minutes from time to complete the rout.
There were 13 goals across the four WA quarter-finals, with Perth’s clash against Subiaco at Dorrien Gardens the tightest of the lot.
Despite dominating the majority of the contest it took until the 82nd minute for Perth to grab the decisive goal in their 1-0 win.
A corner from Mark Pritchard made its way to midfielder Aden Da Luz who produced a clinical finish to send the healthy crowd into raptures.
“We were knocked out of the cup in the first round last year. We want to make sure we get into the finals, from the club's point of view, and be amongst the top few in the league, and that’s what the boys are working towards,” Perth coach Taki Nicolaidis told the club’s website.
“I’m so pleased with our win and also for Aden who is on top of the world right now, scoring a winning goal in the quarter final to take the team into the semi-final - which is technically a grand final for us, so yes it’s extremely exciting and we can’t wait for the next round.”
At Percy Doyle Reserve, Sorrento cruised to a 4-0 drubbing of the South West Phoenix.
After a hard-fought first 35 minutes, Sorrento took control seven minutes before half-time as Thomas Leabourn-Boss pounced on a sloppy error by Phoenix Keeper Jamie Oakey to tap in.
Just two minutes into the second half they doubled their lead as Leabourn-Boss released Jack Salter down the flank and he squared for Sean Canham to slot home.
Canham had a second midway through the half as he stooped to head home Leabourn-Boss’ cross before Salter got one of his own in the final minute to complete a brilliant second half from the Gulls.
Chris Coyne’s Bayswater City held off a fast-finishing Cockburn City to win 2-1 at Dalmatinac Park to be just 90 minutes away from a return to the round of 32.
A first-half double to goal-machine Gustavo Giron Marulanda sent them on their way before Harry O’Brien pulled one back 10 minutes after the break.
But Bayswater held firm and will fancy their chances of getting another shot on the national stage when the final round of preliminary matches is held on Saturday, June 20.
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