Hume keeper Chris Oldfield hopes his club’s fairytale can go one better in 2016 after their Cup run ended at the hands of Melbourne Victory 3-0 on Wednesday night in the semi finals.
Besart Berisha’s first-half penalty and late goals to Kosta Barbarouses and Jason Geria helped defeat the brave PS4 NPL Victoria club in front of over 6000 fans at AAMI Park.
But the English shot-stopper paid tribute to his part-time side’s resilience against the reigning Hyundai A-League champions.
“To play against Victory and keep it to 0-0 for so long was a credit to the lads,” Oldfield told Fox Sports.
“Tonight just wasn’t enough. We conceded in the last minutes. It’s tough against these boys.
“They are the best in Australia, so it’s what you expect.”
Now, Hume’s incredible season is over after being within 90 minutes of an FFA Cup final.
The part-timers can finally have a well-deserved rest from their second jobs as footballers as thoughts turn to next year.
And Oldfield fancies another Cup run to match or even go one better next time as the ambitious suburban club continues to grow.
“It’s unbelievable for the club. They’ve put so much money and time into the team.
“We were almost there this year. Hopefully we’ll be back bigger and stronger next year.
“We’ve just got to keep working hard and listen to what the coach Lou [Acevski] says and hopefully we’ll be here or in the final [in 2016]."