Preview: Edgeworth Eagles v Western Sydney Wanderers FC
Edgeworth Eagles v Western Sydney Wanderers FC
Tuesday 30 August 2016
Magic Park, Broadmeadow (NSW)
Kick-off: 8:00pm local (8:00pm AEST)
Referee: Alan Milliner
Assistant Referee 1: Ryan Gallagher
Assistant Referee 2: James Cleal
Fourth Official: Stephen Lucas
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TV Broadcast: 7.30pm (AEST) Live and exclusive on FOX SPORTS 3 (Channel 503)
Radio Broadcast: 1233 ABC Newcastle and online
Hawkesbury Radio 89.9FM and online
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Edgeworth Eagles squad: 1.Jim Fogarty (gk), 2.Daniel McBreen, 3.Domenico Bizzari, 4.Patrick Wheeler, 5.Ayden Brice, 6.Lachlan Pasquale, 7.Bren Abbott-Hammel, 8.Daniel Minors, 9.Brody Taylor, 10.Keanu Moore, 11.Dylan Holz, 12.Aden Gardner, 13.Bailey Garland, 14.Chris Fayers, 15.Josh Evans, 16.Sam Maxwell, 17.Keigo Moriyasu, 18.Will Bower, 19.Aaron McLoughlin, 20.Joshua Low (gk)
Western Sydney Wanderers FC squad: 1.Jerrad Tyson (gk), 2.Shannon Cole, 4.Nikolai Topor-Stanley, 5.Brendan Hamill, 6.Mitch Nichols, 7.Steven Lustica, 8.Dimas Delgado, 11.Brendon Santalab, 12.Scott Neville, 13.Bruno Piñtares, 14.Jumpei Kusukami, 15.Kearyn Baccus, 16.Jaushua Sotirio, 17.Aritz Borda, 18.Robert Cornthwaite, 19.Jacob Melling, 20.Andrew Redmayne (gk), 21.Jonathan Aspropotamitis, 23.Lachlan Scott, 26.Jackson Bandiera, 31.Keanu Baccus, 32.Tariq Maia
Edgeworth caught the eye in the Round of 32, putting the heat on FNQ in Cairns with a clinical 3-0 dismantling of the Queensland powerhouse – though now, it’s a completely different challenge for the NNSW champs.
This time the Eagles have home advantage though knowing Wanderers, their fabulous fans will make this feel like an away tie for Damien Zane’s men.
But if they need inspiration they need look no further than the indefatigable Daniel McBreen.
The Edgeworth club legend scored the decisive second goal for the Mariners against Wanderers in the 2013 Hyundai A-League Grand Final, and he is still banging in the goals as he draws closer to his 40th celebration.
The former A-League golden boot winner netted in Cairns and remains a danger. But there are plenty of other talents in this team.
Like Keigo Moriyasu, who scored the winner on the weekend which sent Edgeworth through to the Northern NSW NPL Grand Final after a 2-1 victory over Maitland.
Having pushed Melbourne City all the way in last season’s FFA Cup, Zane’s side will have no fear of tackling A-League opposition.
And to be fair, Tony Popovic’s red and black are still a work in progress but will go in as clear favourites.