Goulburn Stags, the lowest ranked team left in the Westfield FFA Cup Preliminary Rounds in the ACT, have been handed the sternest of tests as they face PlayStation® 4 NPL league leaders Tigers FC in Round 4.
In the ultimate David versus Goliath clash, the plum draw pits the team from State League 1 against a traditional heavyweight of the local competition and a team that has been in frightening form In front of goal so far this season. Stags, who defeated Canberra City 2-1 in Round 3 to make this stage, will be huge underdogs and will be hoping the magic of the cup can inspire their side to what would be a monumental upset.
There are a number of other tasty looking ties with the all-Capital League clash between White Eagles and Queanbeyan City set to be a potentially cracking clash whilst ANU FC, riding high in the same division, will fancy their chances of causing an upset against PS4 NPL side Belconnen United. The students pushed the Blue Devils to the limit last season and are an improved side this time around.
Another Capital League side with eyes on a ‘cupset’ will be Narrabundah Bulls who face record Federation Cup winners Canberra FC and there is PS4 NPL opposition for the other State League 1 side left in the draw as Brindabella Blues meets Woden-Weston FC. O’Connor Knights of the Capital League meanwhile face fellow league opposition in Weston-Molonglo FC.
Two all-PS4 NPL clashes complete the Round with cup holders Gungahlin United taking on 2015 Grand Final winners Canberra Olympic whilst Tuggeranong United, 2014 Westfield FFA Cup entrants, face their old foes from Monaro Panthers.
WESTFIELD FFA CUP: CANBERRA PRELIMINARY ROUNDS
ROUND 4 FIXTURES
Tuesday 10th May
Belconnen United v ANU FC
Tigers FC v Goulburn Stags
Thursday 12th May
White Eagles v Queanbeyan City
Tuggeranong United v Monaro Panthers
Tuesday 17th May
Narrabundah v Canberra FC
Woden-Weston FC v Brindabella Blues
Thursday 19th May
Canberra Olympic v Gungahlin United
Weston-Molonglo FC v O'Connor Knights
All dates, venues and kick-offs are subject to change.