The thrills and spills of Cup football will be on show again around the State this coming week as we welcome Round 4 of the prestigious Westfield FFA Cup.
Whilst many teams have been at it already during the first three rounds to qualify for Round 4, in to the draw now go the names of the PS4 NPL NSW Men’s Division One and Two sides, making for some mouth-watering David and Goliath battles.
Five matches commence proceedings on the evening of Tuesday, March 31, four of which will be kicking off at 7-30pm.
Wollongong United are a club with a steady showing in recent seasons in Cup competitions, and they welcome Men’s State League One side, Stanmore Hawks, to Hooka Creek Park, whilst Seymour Shaw will host the clash between two Association sides, Sutherland Shire’s Como West Jannali Junior SC and Coogee United from the Eastern Suburbs.
The pristine surface at William Lawson Park will see home side, Prospect United, with their work cut to stop PS4 NPL NSW Men’s 2 side, Central Coast FC, whilst Men’s SL1 Hills Brumbies will look to upset PS4 NPL NSW Men’s 2 side, Northern Tigers, at Lily’s Football Stadium.
The final Tuesday night match kicks off at 8-00pm, and it pits newly promoted Mens State League two side, Dunbar Rovers, against the might of Bankstown City Lions in a real potential banana skin for the PS4 NPL NSW Men’s 2 side.
A host of matches will be played on the evening of April 1, with Mens State League One side, Inter Lions, hoping to avoid an April Fool’s joke when they travel to Webbs Avenue to meet Auburn FC at 7pm.
Two sides from the local Bankstown District Amateur Football Association welcome teams from out of town, with The Crest hosting Bankstown Sports Strikers and Gosford City FC, whilst Yagoona Lions meet Oatley RSL at O’Neill Park No.1.
Norman Tome’s Dulwich Hill are aiming to step back in to the PS4 NPL NSW Men’s 2 league next year, and they face a real test of character against the Mounties Wanderers at Cook Park on Wednesday night, the match kicking off at 7-00pm.
Blacktown Spartans should make easy work of North Sydney United at Blacktown Football Park, whilst neighbours, Blacktown City, should do likewise against the plucky Ararat FC at Lily’s Football Stadium.
Rockdale City Suns have had an inconspicuous start to their season campaign with two losses after two rounds, and they will be wanting to avoid a Cup upset when they host Tony Basha’s Rydalmere Lions from Mens State League One.
Fraser Park will take on PS4 NPL NSW Men’s 1 high flyers, Bonnyrigg White Eagles at Bonnyrigg, whilst Garside Park will host the match-up between Granville Rage and Bankstown Berries.
The fourth round will host two all PS4 NPL NSW Men’s 1 battles, the first taking place at Marconi Stadium, where Marconi hope to ignore their league form when they meet the Sutherland Sharks.
The other clash is between heavyweights Sydney United and APIA Leichhardt Tigers at Sydney United Sports Centre, two powerhouses who have spent plenty during the off season, with both eager to progress far in this season’s Cup.
Southern Districts SFA and Waverley Old Boys drew the short straws as they meet PS4 NPL NSW Men’s 1 sides, Parramatta FC and Sydney Olympic FC respectively, the games to be played at Melita Stadium and Peter Moore Reserve.
Nahuel Arrarte’s South Coast Wolves won’t find it easy at Popondetta Park where they meet a resurgent Mount Druitt Town Rangers in front of a boisterous home crowd, no doubt.
Lilli Pilli will find it tough hosting Spirt FC at Seymour Shaw, whilst Nepean should easily account for Hurlstone Park Wanderers at Cook Park.
Dean Bertenshaw will take his Hawkesbury City team to St George Stadium to meet PS4 NPL NSW Men’s 2 side, St George, whilst 5Sports at Caringbah plays host to a battle between Hurstville City Minotaurs and Leppington Lions.
Sydney CBD tackles Woonona FC on the 1st of April at Valentine Sports Park.
In the remaining matches of the round, Pittwater RSL FC welcome The Entrance Bateau Bay FC to Cromer Park 1, Marayong Sports meet Leichhardt Saints Senior FC at Harvey Park, Hensley Athletic Field plays host to the Glebe Gorillas and Hakoah Sydney City East FC, Port Kembla make the long trek to Peakhurst Park No.2 to play Carlton Rovers, Albion Park White Eagles tackle Sydney University SFC, Balmain Tigers meet Glenmore Park at Ched Towns, Canterbury Association’s Earlwood Wanderers play Hurstville FC at Lambert Park, Padstow United travel to Lynwood Park to tackle Macarthur Rams, Western NSW Mariners trek to Mark Leece Oval to meet St Clair United SC, North Epping Rangers play Chullora Wolves at North Epping Oval, Bulli FC welcomes Bonnet Bay FC to Balls Paddock, Kenthurst & District FC meets Ryde Saints United at Christie Park, and Arncliffe Aurora plays Hurstville Glory at Bicentennial Park.
Source FNSW Website