Far North Queensland Heat 0 defeated by Edgeworth FC 3 (McLoughlin 30’, McBreen 65’, Taylor 86’)
Wednesday 27 July 2016
Barlow Park, Cairns (QLD)
Edgeworth FC banished last year’s disappointment at the same stage with a magnificent 3-0 win at Barlow Park in Cairns to become the first Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) side to qualify for the FFA Cup Rnd of 16.
The visitors from NNSW NPL, who started star man Keigo Moriyasu on the bench, had the best of the early exchanges against a disappointing Heat.
Edgeworth might have had a penalty, but were rewarded for their dominance on 30 minutes.
Dylan Holz’ superb curling shot hit the post and bounced out before it was swept home by Aaron McLoughlin.
A feisty start to the second half saw a number of yellow cards to the Heat flashed by referee Casey Reibelt.
But just as Heat were looking to get back into the game, that man again Holz was set free down the left and his low cross was met at the near post by classy Daniel McBreen who angled it home to double the visitors’ lead.
With 25 minutes to go, the Eagles could taste victory. Japanese playmaker Moriyasu came on in the final 10 minutes to keep the pressure and it was his deft layoff that led to the final goal of the night.
Brody Taylor the recipient as he coolly slotted home for the Eagles to ice a famous win in the Tropics.
This is the first year that a Northern NSW side has made it to the Round of 16. NNSWF congratulates Edgeworth Eagles for their dominant performance last night.
The next Westfield FFA Cup match for the Hunter is next Wednesday night, August 3rd, featuring the Newcastle Jets taking on FFA Cup defending champions Melbourne Victory at Magic Park, Broadmeadow.
The following Wednesday, August 10, will see PlayStation 4 NPL NNSW fighters Lambton Jaffas travel to Tasmania to take on the Devonport Strikers at Valley Road, Devonport.