Preview: Hume City v Marconi Stallions
Hume City v Marconi Stallions
Wednesday 27 July 2016
ABD Stadium, Broadmeadow (VIC)
Kick-off: 7.30pm local (7:30pm AEST)
Referee: Jonathan Barreiro
Assistant Referee 1: Luke Brennan
Assistant Referee 2: Wilson Brown
Fourth Official: Jarred Gillett
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TV Broadcast: 7.00pm (AEST) Live and exclusive on FOX SPORTS 5 (Channel 506)
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Hume City squad: 1.Chris Oldfield (gk), 2.Daniel Chabaani, 3.Jeremy Walker, 5.Peter Franjic, 6.Ramazan Tavsancioglu, 7.Kofi Danning, 8.Theo Markelis, 9.Tom Cahill, 10.Joseph Franjic, 12.Daniel Clark, 13.Shane Rexhepi, 14.Kym Harris, 18.Karl Baricevic, 20.Jordan Franken (gk), 21.Kristian Trajceski, 22.Deniz Yildiz, 24.Sam Beninato, 26.Jordan Fahim, 28.Hernan Espindola, 39.Nicholas Hegarty
Marconi Stallions squad: 1.Chad Taylor (gk), 2.Jacob Carluccio, 3.Ante Markovic, 4.Simon Valastro, 5.Peter Pelekanos, 6.Raimond Coletta, 7.Mirjan Pavlovic, 8.Sean Rooney, 9.Yasser Al-Taay, 10.Marko Jesic, 11.Sam Perre, 12.Bright Appiah, 13.Sebastian Ceza, 14.Petar Markovic, 15.Robert Perre, 16.Noah Chianese, 17.Steven Drewery, 18.Brandon Vella, 19.Samuel De Oliveira, 20.Alexander Gornall (gk), 21.Kristian Sekutkoski (gk), 22.Emmanuel Giannaros, 23.Christopher Nunes, 24.Christopher Godoy-Bascur, 25.Philip Makrys
Hume are back! But this time, instead of playing the role of plucky underdog they face an NPL 2 side, one they’ll be expected to beat.
How City deal with that mindset could be key at the ABD. Not to mention the effect of losing talismanic coach Lou Acevski on the eve of the club’s biggest game of the year.
It was shock news, coupled by Marconi also parting ways with their gaffer on the same day in one of the most bizarre news days in Cup history.
The FFA Cup has helped transform this ambitious PS4 NPL Victoria outfit in Melbourne’s west.
Now, the challenge is emulating last year’s success – one which saw Hume reach the semi finals and launch the A-League career of Jai Ingham.
As for Marconi, this is a perfect opportunity to remind fans of their history.
The former NSL powerhouse may be in NPL 2 but with a trio of big name ex-A-League signings, could this be Marconi’s night for a Cup fairytale.
If keeper Chad Taylor can keep Hume out between the Stallions sticks, and the in-form strike trio of Pavlovic, Jesic and Rooney can wreak havoc up front, who knows?
At a venue that’s already witnessed a cavalcade of Cup theatre in the last year, this will be a fascinating night’s entertainment.