There were 16 goals across the four remaining round of 16 fixtures in the Westfield FFA Cup as three Hyundai A-League sides flexed their muscles.
And two former Hyundai A-League players also played key roles in driving Blacktown City to a place in the last eight.
FORMER A-LEAGUE MEN BOOST BLACKTOWN
A Joey Gibbs-inspired Blacktown City have taken their place in the quarter-finals with a 3-1 win over APIA Leichhardt Tigers at Lily Homes Stadium.
The former Sydney FC, Western Sydney Wanderers and Newcastle Jets attacker grabbed a brace, either side of another former Sydney FC player Mitchell Malia's close-range header.
The Tigers had earlier opened the scoring through Jordan Murray in just the 13th minute.
CITY HOLD ON AGAINST HAKOAH
A whirlwind first quarter-hour was the feature of Melbourne City's 3-2 win over New South Wales National Premier League side Hakoah Sydney City East 3-2 at Leichhardt Oval.
Danish defender Michael Jacobsen opened the scoring for City after eight minutes before Kiwi Andre de Jong headed home Hakoah's equaliser two minutes later.
Nick Fitzgerald restored City's advantage after 13 minutes with Denis Genreau scrambling home the third after an hour.
Jack Green's tidy finish late on made for some nervous final moments before City's passage was confirmed.
WATERTIGHT SKY BLUES DOWN BRAVE BERRIES
Reigning Hyundai A-League champions Sydney FC eased past the Bankstown Berries 3-0 on the artificial surface at the Sydney United Sports Centre.
Captain Alex Brosque was on hand to open the scoring after just five minutes with Bobo doubling the lead after an hour with a precise, drilled effort from just inside the box.
Polish recruit Adrian Mierzejewski came off the bench and in his competitive debut completed the scoring from the penalty spot in added time.
WANDERERS FEAST ON GREENS
Western Sydney Wanderers made a statement with a 4-0 thumping of Bentleigh Greens at Kingston Heath.
Skipper Robbie Cornthwaite opened Wanderers' account after 12 minutes with Spanish striker Oriol Riera heading home for the second Cup match in a row early in the second half, before missing the chance to make it three from the penalty spot.
However, substitutes Steven Lustica and the returning Mark Bridge (from the penalty spot) inflated the scoreline in the last 15 minutes to ensure Western Sydney's passage to the last eight.
Bentleigh's former Hyundai A-League journeyman Nick Ward was sent off in injury time after receiving a second yellow card.