Brisbane Strikers continued their march towards the Westfield FFA Cup last 32 after a crushing win over Brisbane City on Tuesday night in the Brisbane Derby.
In a highly-anticipated derby at Perry Park, the hosts ensured there would be no upset with a clinical performance against their near neighbours to win the Battle of Brisbane.
It took just six minutes for the Strikers to take control as Josh McVey controlled a cross with his chest before tucking his shot past City gloveman Matthew Lugo.
Despite dominating possession and chances, the Strikers had to wait until the second half to make the result safe.
Colombian striker Jheison Macuace scored twice in the space of four minutes early in the second half, the second a superb volley at the far post.
Scot Coulson’s glancing header then made it 4-0 13 minutes from the end before City scored a consolation goal six minutes from time via a well-worked free-kick by Nick Buckley.
In the other game in Queensland on Tuesday, Pine Rivers struck twice late on to scrape past Centenary Stormers.
An evenly contested contest swung in Pine Rivers favour 13 minutes from the end as Sam West pounced to finish off great work from substitute Ross Cunneen.
Six minutes later Cunneen did it all himself with a well-taken strike from just inside the box to book Pine Rivers spot in Queensland’s round 6.
Tonight sees eight games being played in NSW, with a replay of last year’s round of 32 clash between Manly United and Sydney Olympic the pick of the matches at Cromer Park.To keep up to date with all the Westfield FFA Cup fixtures and results click here