Preview: Blacktown City v Sydney United 58
Blacktown City v Sydney United 58 FC
Wednesday 27 July 2016
Lily’s Football Centre, Seven Hills (NSW)
Kick-off: 7.30pm local (7:30pm AEST)
Referee: Stephen Lucas
Assistant Referee 1: Lance Greenshields
Assistant Referee 2: Leigh Pigram
Fourth Official: Kurt Ams
Tickets: Click here for ticketing details
Online Broadcast: Streamed online at www.foxsports.com.au/football/ffa-cup/ffacupondemand and Apple TV via FOX SPORTS Now
Radio Broadcast: Alive 90.5 (90.5FM) or online at www.alive905.com.au
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Blacktown City squad: 1.Nenad Vekic (gk), 3.Giorgio Speranza, 4.Roberto Speranza, 5.Isaac Dandan, 6.Matthew Lewis, 7.Travis Major, 8.Sasa Macura, 9.Joseph Gibbs, 10.Connor Evans, 11.Danny Seung-Joo Choi, 12.Jonothan Grozdanovski, 14.Mitchell Mallia, 15.Shayne D’Cunha, 16.Patrick Antelmi, 17.Lewis Beumie, 18.Jake Mamone, 19.Zachary Cairncross, 20.Dylan Niski (gk), 21.Riku Sasaki, 22.Dakota Askew, 40.Tristan Prendergast
Sydney United 58 FC squad: 1.Luke Babic (gk), 2.Kristopher Vlismas, 3.Masato Mochizuki, 4.Eddy Bosnar, 6.Chris Payne, 7.Yutaro Shin, 8.Peter Triantis, 10.Robert Mileski, 11.Nikola Taneski, 14.Nicholas Stavroulakis, 17.Theo Kofinas, 18.Glen Trifiro, 19.Matthew Bilic, 20.Tomislav Uskok, 21.Thomas Manos (gk), 22.Yianni Frgogiannis, 23.Panagiotis Nikas, 24.Jacob Tratt, 33.Nathan Sherlock
It’s a Sydney derby! A western Sydney derby to be precise.
United and City meet for a spot in the Westfield FFA Cup Round of 16, and while t may not be Fox Sports’ feature match, the clash could just be the game of the night.
United, coached by former Hyundai A-League defender Mark Rudan, are runaway leaders in the PS4 NPL NSW.
And to add a cherry to an already stellar campaign, United took out the Waratah Cup title this month against Manly United.
Now, can they add FFA Cup win on the national stage to a sensational 2016?
Rudan’s star-studded side features the likes of ex A-League players Chris Payne (Sydney FC), Eddy Bosnar (Mariners) and Panni Nikas (North QLD Fury).
But Blacktown City will be no easy beats.
Mark Crittenden’s side are second in the NPL this season and are the only side to have defeated United, a 3-2 win early in the campaign.
City will take confidence from that clash and will fancy their chances front of a packed and vocal home crowd at Lily’s Football Centre in Seven Hills.
And both clubs will feel it's their time to make a splash in the Cup - what isn't in doubt is this will be a ripper.