Round 4 produced its fair share of thrills and spills, and the odd upset, as the Westfield FFA Cup welcomed the entrance of the top flight PS4 NPL teams to the 2017 tournament.
PS4 NPL 3 side, Western NSW Mariners, moved in to the fifth round of this year’s tournament, accounting for Pennant Hills SC at Proctor Park, Bathurst, by 4-0, with their goals coming from Duncan Logan, Jaidyn Culbert, Adam Scimone and Jai Regan.
Illawarra Premier League side, Kemblawarra Fury FC, made the trip to Pluim Park on the Central Coast, and came away with a 4-2 victory over Gosford City FC, from the Central Coast Premier League, courtesy of two goals each to Steve Wright and Shane Murray. Reece Caira grabbed a double for Gosford City, but it was not enough to see them tumble out of the Cup.
PS4 NPL NSW Men’s side, Blacktown City, made light work of Kirrawee Kangaroos at Kareela, scoring three goals in each half to register a 6-0 win. City took the opportunity to field some players from the U/20s in the driving rain, and the goals came via a clinical Mitch Mallia hatrick, whilst James Andrew, Yuta Konagaya, and young debutant, Adolph Koudakpo, also got on the scoresheet.
Wagga City Wanderers from the NSW State League accounted for Avalon SC at Rawlings Park by 3-0, with a Logan Flanagan header opening the scoring on 17 minutes. Lachlan Davis was fouled inside the box, and then got up to convert a spot kick in the 70th minute, before Adrian Jolly set up Samuel Jones to tap in to an empty net and round off the day’s proceedings.
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