Quarter Finals Match Day 1 wrap: Toure sends Adelaide through, Mariners sink Hume in stoppage time
Adelaide United's teenage striker Al Hassan Toure had his name up in lights again to send the 2018 winners through to the Semi-Finals after a 1-0 win over Newcastle Jets.
Meanwhile, Central Coast Mariners left it late to sink Hume City, booking their final four berth courtesy of Abraham Majok's scrappy stoppage time strike.
Read on for a full recap of both matches.
Toure makes his mark again
Toure was the difference as Adelaide secured a Semi-Final berth and gave new boss Gertjan Verbeek a winning start in his first match at Coopers Stadium with a 1-0 win over 10-man Newcastle Jets.
- Ernie Merrick's Jets were reduced to 10 when goalkeeper Lewis Italiano was sent off for tripping Nikola Mileusnic just outside the box.
- Moss' first touch was to acrobatically palm away Nathan Konstandopoulos' free kick, and the veteran Jet would thwart the Reds youngster again later in the half with an excellent diving save.
- However, the Jets 'keeper was at fault for the Reds opener when he let Ryan Kitto's drive slip through his grasp, allowing Toure to pounce for his fourth goal of the tournament.
- Although defensively resolute, Newcastle struggled to create any opportunities of merit in the second half, with Abdiel Arroyo isolated and Dimitri Petratos shackled.
- Adelaide should've double the lead through another teenage striker, Pacifique Niyongabire, but the second half substitute lost his composure and fired over the bar after Ben Halloran sent the teenager in on goal late on.
Majok breaks Hume hearts
Central Coast Mariners overcame a valiant Hume City 1-0 thanks to Abraham Majok's stoppage time heroics.
- James Brown had a the best chance for the hosts when the ball fell invitingly for him in the box but could only put his effort into the side netting.
- Samuel Silvera, who scored his first goal in professional football in the Mariners' Round of 16 win against Brisbane Roar, saw a lovely strike beat Hume 'keeper Michael Weier and hit the post, before Daniel De Silva put the follow up over the bar early in the second half.
- Milan Duric upped the Mariners pressure and forced Weier into a smart parry to push his free kick wide, while Tommy Oar had a huge chance to nick it late but blazed his shot wide.
- But with extra time looming, Majok put the Mariners into the Semi-Finals by turning the ball over the line after Hume had failed to clear a Silvera corner.