Sydney FC dominated FFA Cup clash: Matt Simon

Sydney FC hero Matt Simon, who scored twice in their 3-0 Westfield FFA Cup Round of 32 win over Wollongong Wolves on Wednesday night, says the Sky Blues deserved to progress.

In front of a record Westfield FFA Cup Round of 32 crowd of 8029, it took a second half brace from Matt Simon and a stoppage-time strike from David Carney to ensure there would be no Cup boilover.

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“We knew it’d be a tough game from the get-go and it’s always nice to score goals but the boys stuck it out well and we got our just rewards for dominating the game,” he told Fox Sports.

Josh MacDonald hit the post for the Wolves late on but that’s as close as they would get as Carney put the icing on the cake at the death as the Sky Blues progressed on the South Coast.

Simon added the Cup is one of the team’s goals in terms of trophy hunting this season. 

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And to win the Cup they’ll have to dispatch a tough Perth Glory who defeated Roar 2-0 in Brisbane also on Wednesday night.

“We set some goals at the start of pre-season and last year was disappointing for us in the A-League and we want to win all three trophies on offer this year.

“And that started tonight.”

Coach Graham Arnold added he was happy with the draw saying he was looking forward to the trip to Perth.