Top five FFA Cup moments of 2018: Sulav Maskey's sublime Goal of the Year
The FFA Cup has become a treasured fixture on the Australian footballing calendar and this year's edition threw up some unforgettable highlights.
Great goals, derby drama and quintessential upsets made for an action-packed three months of action.
We're celebrating another terrific tournament by looking back on five of the biggest moments of 2018.
On our highlight reel today is the spectacular Goal of the Year winner.
Maskey puts fear into Wanderers with wonder goal
A dream combination of context and class meant fans found it impossible to overlook Sulav Maskey's memorable second against Western Sydney Wanderers in the Round of 32 as the inaugural Goal of the Year.
The former Nepal youth international had already given Northern Territory minnows Hellenic AC hope of a comeback by catching out goalkeeper Danijel Nizic with a wicked free-kick from a narrow angle.
But wilder celebrations were to come when a brilliantly weighted through ball sent Maskey through on goal in the 72nd minute.
With his first touch, the midfielder lifted a deft chip over the onrushing Nizic to sensationally bring Hellenic level at 3-3, the hosts having earlier trailed by two goals.
Roly Bonevacia's dagger in stoppage time ultimately broke Hellenic hearts, but in Maskey's heroics they had memories to cherish for some time to come.