All Flags State League Division One outsiders Dianella White Eagles and Western Knights aim to continue their giant killing ways this weekend with a place in the Westfield FFA Cup Round of 32 at stake.
Both sides defeated PS4 NPL WA opposition in the previous round and a win on Monday will elevate them to the national stage and put them into a State Cup Final.
Standing in their way are heavyweights Sorrento and Bayswater City, who will have home advantage and have both previously represented WA in the FFA Cup Round of 32 stage.
Dianella White Eagles coach Robbie Dunn says the team will go into their tie with the Gulls full of confidence despite a growing injury list.
“Obviously the club is buzzing at the moment,” he said.
“The players have done themselves and the club really proud. We’re still unbeaten this season and have played away from home against some really good sides in Forrestfield, Cockburn and ECU Joondalup.
“It’s a pity we won’t have our full 11 against Sorrento. We’ll be slightly patched up, but we’ll give it our best.”
Meanwhile, a 3-1 win against PS4 NPL WA 2016 champions Perth SC in the last round will give the Western Knights plenty of confidence when they take on 2014 and 2015 NPLWA champions Bayswater City on Monday.
The Knights are coached by Trim Morgan, a former golden boot winner in the Knights treble-winning team of 1998.
Morgan hopes the Cup run can continue the good feeling that has been building at Nash Field.
“The boys are really excited,” he said.
“Training has been really upbeat in the build-up. They’re a great bunch of lads who work together and give it their all.”
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Monday June 5, 2017
Bayswater City v Western Knights, Finance 365 Stadium – 2:30pm
Sorrento v Dianella White Eagles, Percy Doyle Reserve – 6:00pm