Palm Beach Sharks' match-winner Jack Boxell labelled the experience of scoring in the Westfield FFA Cup as "a big rush" after he sent the Queenslanders in the quarter-finals.
Boxell came off the bench to score the only goal in Palm Beach's 1-0 win over South Springvale on Tuesday night, getting on the end of a nice move from the Sharks before firing a low left-foot drive into the bottom corner of Rani Dowisha's net.
"First touch was good inside," Boxell told Fox Sports after the game.
"Just lined it up and hit it into the back of the net. It's just the best feeling. Just a big rush."
The victory ensured Queensland will be involved in the Westfield FFA Cup quarter-finals, after Brisbane Roar and Olympic FC were eliminated from the round of 16, with Palm Beach to host Central Coast Mariners in the last eight.
It will be the first time the Sharks have met Hyundai A-League opposition in the Westfield FFA Cup but Boxell claimed Palm Beach will be keen to test themselves against the professionals from Gosford.
"We're ready to take anything on really," he said.
"Obviously, they're a good side. It's going to be a good physical battle for us.
"But some of the boys are ready to take the step up to that level and some are already there, so hopefully we can show what we can do in that game."