Did you know last year’s FFA Cup round of 32 clash between the Bonnyrigg White Eagles and Manly United was delayed by 15 minutes because Manly coach Paul Dee – who had the side’s playing kit in his car – arrived at the ground late due to traffic congestion?
With the draw for the Round of 32 this week, check out these other top facts from the 2016 FFA Cup round of 32…
· Brisbane Strikers skipper Michael Angus was left at the team hotel with illness, but his side went on to beat Rovers Darwin 6-0 at Darwin Football Stadium, including three goals in six frenetic first half minutes.
· Defending Hyundai A-League champions Adelaide United were beaten by the second-oldest club in Queensland, going down 2-1 in extra-time to Redlands United at Perry Park, Paul O'Brien supplying the winner.
· Liam Boland's long-range stunner in added time gave Green Gully a famous 2-1 win over the Central Coast Mariners, the 24-year old Western Australian beating veteran goalkeeper Ivan Necevski with a memorable strike from 40 yards.
· A record Westfield FFA Cup round of 32 crowd of 8029 turned up at WIN Stadium in Wollongong to watch the Wolves go down 3-0 to Sydney FC, with Matt Simon scoring twice.
· The highest scoring clash was at Lilys Football Stadium where home side Blacktown City beat Sydney United 58 FC 6-2, with four of the goals – all for Blacktown – coming in extra-time. In fact, Sydney United 58 had led 2-0 after just 13 minutes!
· On his first team debut, striker Lachlan Scott steered Western Sydney Wanderers to a thrilling come-from-behind 3-2 win over fellow Hyundai A-League side Wellington Phoenix at Campbelltown Stadium, scoring twice in an eight-minute burst either side of half-time.
· Former Hyundai A-League striker Mirjan Pavlovic was booked, scoring a stunning goal and missed a shoot-out spot-kick as his Marconi Stallions went down 4-2 on penalties to Hume City FC after the scores were locked at 0-0 after 90 minutes and 1-1 at the end of extra-time.
· Having scored just six times in 103 Hyundai A-League appearances, defender Dino Djulbic netted twice in seven minutes to hand Perth Glory a 2-0 away win over Brisbane Roar.