Super Tuesday is back!

It’s the Westfield FFA Cup round of 16 – the Cup that’s grabbed fans’ imagination across Australia. Here’s your Cup preview for the first Super Tuesday in September.

Tuggeranong United v Melbourne Victory

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Tuesday 16 September 2014 (Kick-Off 7.30pm local time)

Vikings Park, Wanniassa ACT


TV broadcast: LIVE and exclusive on FOX SPORTS 3 and 3HD

Tuggeranong United squad: 1.Mitchell MCKENZIE (GK), 2.Cameron DOHERTY, 3.Jonathan REIS, 4.Jonathan TOOLE, 5.Chris RUIZ, 6.Michael JOHN, 7.Matt MENSER, 8.Tim STEWART (c), 9.Michael GURNEY, 10.Muad ZED, 11.Ethan MUNSTER, 12.Mark DI BITONTO, 13.Sean MURPHY, 14.Daniel COLBERTALDO, 15.Harry PETTIT, 16.Jordan GLOVER, 18.Zac MUNSTER, 20.Rohan SHEPHERD (GK)

Melbourne Victory squad: 1.Nathan COE (GK), 2.Jason GERIA, 5.Mark MILLIGAN (c), 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 7.Guilherme FINKLER, 8.Besart BERISHA, 9.Kosta BARBAROUSES, 10.Archie THOMPSON, 11.Connor PAIN, 13.Andrew NABBOUT, 16.Rashid MAHAZI, 17.Matthieu DELPIERRE, 18.Dylan MURNANE, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (GK), 21.Carl VALERI, 22.Jesse MAKAROUNAS, 23.Adrian LEIJER, 24.Scott GALLOWAY, 26.Jordan BROWN

In a true David v Goliath battle which is what the Westfield FFA Cup is all about, Melbourne Victory will start hot favourites but will be wary of a dangerous Tuggeranong United outfit with absolutely nothing to lose

Tuggeranong went into camp on Monday morning to prepare for Tuesday night’s clash and have vowed to throw everything they have at their more highly-fancied opponents.

‘The Tuggies’ warmed up for the clash with a comfortable 3-0 win over Capital League side Narrabundah last Tuesday but it came at a cost with youngster Tom Ruiz dislocating his ankle to be ruled out.

Ruiz, one of their best in their win over South Hobart in the round of 32, will be missed but his older brother Chris, striker Zac Munster and Tim Stewart will be ones to watch for the ACT club.

It will be an emotional homecoming for Victory’s former Tuggeranong junior Carl Valeri, who returns to the club he played at between the age of six and 12.

Valeri – who is likely to go head-to-head in midfield with former junior team-mate Matt Menser – is not the only player the hosts will need to keep quiet, with star striker Besart Berisha, Gui Finkler and Archie Thompson all in menacing form.

Berisha made it three goals in his last two games, scoring the winner against Adelaide United on Friday to go with his brace in the 3-0 win over Perth Glory before that.

Victory boss Kevin Muscat is likely to have all five players who returned from international duty last week – Valeri, Mark Milligan, Kosta Barbarouses, Scott Galloway and Jordan Brown – available but defender Nick Ansell is unlikely to return before the start of the Hyundai A-League season.

 Could United cause a huge upset?

Adelaide City v Brisbane Strikers

Tuesday 16 September 2014 (Kick-Off 7.00pm local time)

Marden Sports Complex, Marden SA


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Coverage details: LIVE updates on FOX SPORTS 3 and 3HD

Radio broadcast: 531AM 5RTI Radio Italiana Adelaide

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Adelaide City squad: 1.Ryan VEITCH (GK), 3.Alex SUNASKY, 4.Shane TOBIAS, 5.Matthew HALLIDAY (c), 6.Matthew MULLEN, 7.Joel ALLWRIGHT, 8.Paul BLEFARI, 9.Anthony COSTA, 10.Marco MITTIGA, 11.Nicholas BUCCO, 12.Alex RIDEOUT, 13.Michael ACTON, 14.Josh MORI, 15.Shannon DAY, 16.Thomas LOVE, 21.Jackson O’DONNELL (GK), 23. Nicholas BUDIN

Brisbane Strikers squad: 1.Michael TURNBULL (GK), 2.Christopher MAHER, 3.Alexander SCHIAVO, 4.David SALIN, 5.Scot COULSON, 6.Daniel PARTRIDGE, 7.Keenan DUIMPIES, 8.Michael ANGUS, 10.Kalen FISHER-SMITH, 11.Jonathan RICHTER, 12.Greg KING (c), 16. Joshua TAYLOR, 17.Jackson HALL, 18.Matthew THURTELL, 19.Jheison MACUACE, 20.Jacob JARRATT (GK)

The last time these two proud clubs went head-to-head it was in the old national league and now they will resume hostilities on the national stage again.

Damian Mori’s City were the huge story of the round of 32, knocking off Hyundai A-League club Western Sydney Wanderers FC in the biggest upset of the competition so far.

And they should again enjoy some rapturous support at Marden Sports Complex in what should be an entertaining encounter between two sides that love to attack.

Most eyes will be on teenage sensation Thomas Love to see if he can have the same impact he did against the Wanderers, while young striker Anthony Costa will do his hopes of securing a Hyundai A-League contract no harm if he can get amongst the goals.

Costa, who was the National Youth League’s golden-boot last season, is on the radar of the Reds and a couple of other Hyundai A-League clubs and is someone that the Strikers will need to keep in check.

But the visitors have their own in-form striker in Matt Thurtell, who is also being monitored by Hyundai A-League champions Brisbane Roar.

Thurtell, who has an incredible 113 goals in just 96 appearances for the club, was a Roar youth team player and has been training with the Roar in the hope of securing a deal.

After scoring a stunning volley in the previous round’s win over Broadmeadow, Thurtell will again be key to Brisbane’s hopes and it may just be whichever striker has a better night as to which side goes on to the quarters.

Olympic FC v Central Coast Mariners

Tuesday 16 September 2014 (Kick-Off 7.30pm local time)

Queensland Sports and Athletic Centre (QSAC), Nathan QLD

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Olympic FC squad: 1.Brandon CUMINAO (GK), 3.James CUMINAO, 4.Matthew BYRNE, 5.Kazuya ITO, 7.Daniel CRACK, 9.Tim SMITS, 10.Daniel BYRNE (c), 11.Reuben WAY, 12.Sam HENNY, 13.Darren GRAY, 14.Terry HUGHES, 15.Mark FISK, 16.Mustafa JAFARI, 17.Luke HOWELL, 18.Jacob MCLEAN, 19.Nicholas EFSTATHIS, 20.Shannon LANCINI (GK)

Central Coast Mariners squad: 1.Beyhan IRMAKO (Gk), 3.Joshua ROSE, 5.Zachary ANDERSON, 6.Brent GRIFFITHS, 7.John HUTCHINSON, 8.Nick MONTGOMERY, 9.Mitchell DUKE, 11.Nick FITZGERALD, 12.Liam REDDY (Gk), 13.Hayden MORTON, 15.Storm ROUX, 17.Anthony CACERES, 18.Michael NEILL, 20.Anthony KALIK, 22.Tom SLATER, 25.Eddy BOSNAR, 27.Isaka CERNAK, 28.Glen TRIFIRO

Central Coast Mariners’ undefeated pre-season campaign is set to get a serious test as they face a fired-up Queensland NPL club Olympic FC.

Jim Bellas’ Olympic FC will have to pick themselves up quickly after they were narrowly beaten 3-2 by Palm Beach Sharks in a thrilling Queensland NPL grand final on Friday night.

But it shouldn’t be hard to do just that with a quarter-final spot on the line and at what should be a rocking Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre.

Ex-Brisbane Roar striker Tim Smits, who scored a brace in the NPL decider, will be a key figure for the hosts while the experience of Matt Mundy and x-factor Jake McLean will be vital if they are to pull off an upset.

It won’t be an easy task though against a Mariners outfit that has improved with every performance in their pre-season schedule.

That included an encouraging 1-1 draw with Hyundai A-League champions Brisbane Roar on Friday, with Nick Fitzgerald on the scoresheet.

Imports Richárd Vernes and Malick Mane, who scored in the recent friendly with Melbourne City, are both set to make their Westfield FFA Cup debuts but Korean Kim Seung-yong remains in doubt after picking up an injury against the Roar.

This promises to be an enthralling tie with a State of Origin feel as Queensland’s NPL tries to bring down the might of a Hyundai A-League club from NSW.

Sydney Olympic v Bentleigh Greens

Tuesday 16 September 2014 (Kick-Off 7.30pm local time)

Lambert Park, Leichhardt NSW


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Coverage details: LIVE updates on FOX SPORTS 3 and 3HD

Radio broadcast: 1422AM 3XY Radio Hellas Melbourne

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Sydney Olympic squad: 1.Paul HENDERSON (GK), 2.Brayden SORGE, 3.Troy DANASKOS, 4.Brendan HOOPER, 5.Bradley TRELOAR, 6.Ryan KEIR, 7.William ANGEL, 8.Christopher GODOY BASCUR, 9.Dimitri HATZIMOURATIS, 10.Harris GAITATZIS, 12.Kresmir KARDUM, 14.Peter MARKOVIC (c), 15.Yianni SPYRAKIS, 18.Taiga SOEDA, 19.Go SHIRAI, 33.Christos TOMARAS, 39.Michael GAITATZIS, 111.Nicholas SORRAS (GK)

Bentleigh Greens squad: 1.Andrew GIANNOS (GK), 2.Thomas MATTHEWS, 3.James CUMMING, 4.Patrick AVICE, 5.Jack WEBSTER, 7.Jamie DeABREU, 8.Wayne WALLACE, 9.Luke O’DEA, 10.David STIRTON, 11.Christopher DROUTSAS, 12.Luke GALLO, 14.Ryan DE VRIES, 15.Christian CAVALLO, 16.Nick TEICHMAN, 19.Liam McCORMICK, 21.Alistair BRAY (GK), 22.Lewis FOSTER, 24.Luke PILKINGTON, 25.Andre McNAMARA

Just how Sydney Olympic can recover from their heart-breaking NSW NPL Grand Final defeat on Sunday could determine who wins this intriguing battle.

The former NSL powerhouse went down in extra-time 2-1 to Blacktown City on Sunday and coach Grant Lee has just 48 hours to get them back up for this huge clash on the excellent Lambert Park surface.

Despite the defeat, Olympic head into this one in strong from and are battle-hardened having come through three sudden-death matches to make the decider.

Brothers Harris and Michael Gaitatzis, who helped dispose of Manly United in the last round, will again be vital to Olympic’s hopes while Ryan Keir and Go Shirai are key contributors in midfield.

Ironically, it was Bentleigh’s win over win over Blacktown City in the last stage of the Westfield FFA Cup that has set-up this round of 16 clash.

The Victorian NPL side, who finished their regular season with a 2-0 loss to Melbourne Knights on Friday night, head north again and will look to exploit any tiredness from Olympic.

Coach John Anastasiadis will employ the same hit-and-run philosophy that worked so well last time, with the side flying into Sydney on the morning of the match.

Striker David Stirton, who scored the winner against Blacktown, has been in good goal-scoring form and is Bentleigh’s main attacking outlet, while the likes of Wayne Wallace, Jack Webster and Liam McCormick will also need to produce big performances if the visitors are to make the last eight.