Hume City FC 3 Sydney Olympic 1
Hume City 3
(Ingham 34’, Schroen 42, Markelis 83’)
Sydney Olympic 1
Hume City booked a place in the FFA Cup quarter-finals courtesy of a comprehensive 3-1 victory at home to Sydney Olympic on Tuesday night.
The hosts took the lead at ABD Stadium in the 34th minute when Jai Ingham's driving run and shot was only parried by goalkeeper Paul Henderson, Daniel Clark arriving to poke home the rebound.
Hume doubled their advantage three minutes before the break, Nick Hegarty advancing down the left flank and finding Marcus Shroen in the middle of the penalty area for the midfielder to tuck home a simple finish.
The visitors from New South Wales refused to give up without a fight, Dimtri Hatzimouratis seizing on a rebound to beat Chris Oldfield from the edge of the area in the 63rd minute.
The result was put beyond doubt though with seven minutes to go when Shaun Timmins found space down the right and cut the ball back to Theo Markelis, who dispatched an emphatic strike past Henderson, sending the Victorian outfit into the quarter-finals.