Round 5 Review
Sunday 13 May 2018
Regional winners decided in FFA Cup
Football Mid North Coast and North Coast Football will both be represented at the Northern NSW Football’s (NNSWF) quarter-final stage to be contested from the 9th to 11th June at the Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility.
Port United FC defeated Demon Knights FC 2-0 in the opening fixture at C.ex Coffs International Stadium. Both sides went into the match backing up from Saturday’s extra time fixtures. Neither side could make anything count during the opening 45 minutes despite positive lead up play in both team’s midfield units. Port United took control of the match in the second stanza care of goals from Jake Pugh in the 59th minute and Harrison Gordon in the 70th minute to book their place in NNSWF’s Final 8.
In the second game, Boambee dominated the match running out 5-2 winners over their Bangalow opponents. Luke France netted a first half brace and was backed up by a Brady Parker hat trick in the second half. Bangalow fought back hard in the second period but couldn’t contain the Boambee attack. Boambee now progresses to the NNSWF Final 8.
Boambee Bombers and Port United FC will now ply their skills against tough opposition from the National Premier Leagues Northern NSW teams in the NNSWF quarter-finals and semi-finals on June 10 and 12. The two winners from that weekend will represent Northern NSW Football in the National FFA Cup Round of 32.
Round 4 Review
Saturday 12 May 2018
All Four Regional Zones Still Alive After Round 4 of the FFA Cup
C.ex International Stadium hosted the FFA Cup Regional Qualifiers Round 4 fixtures today with strong contenders from Northern NSW Football’s (NNSWF) four regional Member Zones.
In the first two matches of the day goals rained in from everywhere with a collective fourteen scored across both matches.
Boambee Bombers went on a field day against Kempsey Saints with Luke France and Lachlan Moye scoring a brace each to lead Boambee to a comfortable 5-0 win. Boambee now advance to Round 5 of the Qualifying Weekend.
In the second fixture it took extra time to determine the result between Urunga FC and Port United FC after a 4-4 draw at the end of regulation time. A Matt Broderick goal deep in the second period of extra time gave Port United a 5-4 victory after a tense battle where either side could have jagged the result.
In both of evening matches, it was a tight affair in both fixtures, however, qualifiers emerged from both Football Far North Coast and Northern Inland Football providing representation for both Zones heading into Round 5.
Goonellabah FC and Demon Knights FC played out a goalless draw after 90 minutes forcing the match into extra time where Naran Singh grabbed the advantage for Demon Knights who finished strongly over their Football Far North Coast opponents to win the match 1-0.
Bangalow SC and Tamworth FC went into half-time with the scores locked at 1-1, however, Bangalow came out of the break inspired and charged into Round 5 with two goals in the second half to take out fixture 3-1.
Round 5 of the Northern Conference Qualifying Weekend was drawn at random at the conclusion of Round 4 assisted by the four winning team captains.
Round 5 will see Port United FC take on Demon Knights FC at 10am and Bangalow SC taking on Boambee Bombers at 12pm.
Both Fixtures will be held at the C.ex International Stadium on Sunday 13 May.