Westfield FFA Cup wrap: Round of 32 MD 3

Twenty four hours after Green Gully and the reigning Hyundai A-League champions are knocked out by PS4 NPL opposition in the biggest upset in Cup history. Just another chapter in #TheMagicOfTheCup

Redlands United 2 (AET)

Lee (90+3') O'Brien (98')

Adelaide United 1

Kitto (62')

Just a day after Green Gully eliminated Central Coast Mariners, Redlands United went one better by shocking A-League champions Adelaide United 2-1.

The second-oldest football club in Queensland joined Gully and Adelaide City as the only lower-league clubs to beat A-League opposition in FFA Cup history, with midfielder Michael Lee inspiring Redlands' incredible victory.

Adelaide were generally cruising before and after they took the lead through the lively Ryan Kitto, but Redlands forced extra-time in the last minute of regulation.

Redlands' Russell Woodruffe battles for the ball with Adelaide's Jesse Makarounas.

As Stephen Green lifted a pass over the top, Lee gave chase on an apparent lost cause only for Adelaide goalkeeper Eugene Galekovic to fumble and Tarek Elrich to slip over, leaving the Redlands midfielder to score from a yard out.

Lee set up the winner seven minutes into extra-time, cutting the ball back to substitute Tyler Bradley-Combe, who squared a pass for Paul O'Brien to smash past Galekovic, sparking pandemonium at Perry Park in Brisbane.

Redlands were forced to hang tight throughout the second half of extra-time as Adelaide desperately searched for an equaliser, but with Jesse Makarounas, Ben Warland and Jordan Elsey failing to hit the target, the hosts held on for the biggest upset in FFA Cup history.

"When the Reds go marching in" bellowed out at Perry Park after the game. The Reds of Redland and not the Reds from Adelaide were left to celebrate a famous victory in Brisbane. 

Newcastle Jets 1

Brown 50’

Melbourne Victory 3

Berisha 5’, Bozanic 54’, Howard 87’

Defending Champions Melbourne Victory are through to the Round of 16 after a scrappy 3-1 win over Newcastle Jets in tough conditions at Magic Park.

In a match played in driving rain and howling wind, goals to Besart Berisha, Oliver Bozanic and George Howard cancelled out a stunning solo strike from Jets recruit Wayne Brown.

The match was soured for Victory with Berisha forced from the field inside 30 minutes with a muscle complaint.

Victory took the lead on five minutes with Berisha burying a close range header after a delightful ball from Tunisian winger Fahid Ben Khalfallah.

Both sides struggled to adapt to the conditions as the game progressed with neither able to maintain sustained periods of possession in a sloppy affair.

Jets keeper Ben Kennedy comes out to claim a cross from Melbourne Victory in their FFA Cup clash.

Wayne Brown pulled the Jets level just five minutes into the second half with a piece of individual brilliance.

The Englishman expertly controlled the ball on the edge of the area before instinctively dinking the ball over the advanced Lawrence Thomas to make the score 1-1.

But their joy was short-lived with Oliver Bozanic putting the visitors back in front just four minutes later from the penalty spot.

And Kevin Muscat’s side sealed the result in the dying stages with Howard slotting from close range after a sloppy turnover from the Jets in their back third.

Canberra Olympic 1

Bernabo-Madrid (36’)

Surfers Paradise Apollo 0

Canberra Olympic are into the Westfield FFA Cup Round of 16 after edging Surfers Paradise Apollo 1-0 on a chilly night in the capital.

After both sides tested each other with some half chances early on, it was the home side that took the lead just before the break.

Lucas Lefevre and Bernard Rene fight for possession in the FFA Cup clash between Canberra Olympic and Surfers Paradise Apollo.

In-form striker Philippe Bernabo-Madrid was put through around the halfway line, he nodded the ball on and powered into the box before finishing coolly to make it 1-0, his 15th goal of the season.  

It should’ve been 2-0 after the break with Jeremy Habtemariam’s shot just going wide for Olympic and Bernabo-Madrid again threatening.

Apollo had their chances too with Burcin Yorulmaz missing a great chance as the push for an equaliser intensified.

But the Apollo dream ended at the hands of the team from the capital who march on after a tough clash at Deakin Stadium in front of 1253 fans.

Bonnyrigg White Eagles 3

Robinson (59’) Kadric (69’) Younis (90+1’)

Manly United 0

Bonnyrigg White Eagles have thrown the form book out the window, upsetting Manly United 3-0 in the all-PS4 NPL NSW clash in Sydney’s west.

Second half goals to Michael Robinson, youngster Asmir Kadric and Robbie Younis capped a wonderful night for Bonnyrigg to progress to the last 16 at the expense of the side which sits four places above them in the NPL.

Kick-off at Bonnyrigg Sports Centre was delayed by 15 minutes after Manly coach Paul Dee – who also had the side’s playing kit in his car – arrived at the ground late due to traffic congestion.

And it seemed to have an effect on the contest as both sides struggled to fashion meaningful chances in the first 25 minutes.

The big moment of the first half came just shy of the half hour mark when the home side won a penalty.

Aaron Peterson stepped up to take it but was denied by an excellent save by Manly keeper Dylan Mitchell, who got down low to his right to claw the shot around the post.

Bonnyrigg attacker Robbie Younis gets a shot away in the 3-0 win over Manly United.

It was Bonnyrigg then bossed the second half and took the lead when Robinson headed home Ray Miller’s pinpoint free-kick on the hour mark.

Kadric then did it all himself 10 minutes later, showing great strength to bully a couple of Manly defenders in the box before lashing a shot into the bottom corner.

Younis then rounded off the scoring in stoppage time with an excellent finish from the edge of the box to put the icing on the cake on a wet and windy night in Sydney’s ‘burbs.