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FNQ Heat v Edgeworth Eagles
Wednesday 27 July 2016
Barlow Park, Cairns (QLD)
Kick-off: 7.30pm local (7:30pm AEST)
Referee: Casey Reibelt Assistant
Referee 1: Ashley Beecham
Assistant Referee 2: James Sherry
Fourth Official: Adam Kersey
Online Broadcast: Streamed online at www.foxsports.com.au/football/ffa-cup/ffacupondemand and Apple TV via FOX SPORTS Now
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Heat squad: 1.Kevin Ward (gk), 2.Shaun Owens, 3.Shimon Watanabe, 4.Josh Jennison, 5.Ari Isman, 6.Jamie Gosling, 7.Joshua Pin, 8.Chris O’Hare, 9.Jamie Carroll, 10.Kieran Sanders, 11.Darcy McCormack, 13.Mqondisi Nkiwane, 14.Tamas Maffey-Stumpe, 15.Matthew Filip, 16.Bronson Koppen, 18.Jack Glover, 19.Liam White, 20.Josh Wilson (gk)
Edgeworth Eagles squad: 1.Jim Fogarty (gk), 2.Daniel McBreen, 3.Domenico Bizzari, 4.Patrick Wheeler, 5.Ayden Brice, 6.Lachlan Pasquale, 7.Bren Abbot-Hammel, 8.Daniel Minors, 9.Brody Taylor, 10.Keanu Moore, 11.Dylan Holz, 12.Aden Gardner, 13.Liam Spurway, 14.Chris Fayers, 15.Josh Evans, 16.Samuel Maxwell, 17.Keigo Moriyasu, 18.Will Bower, 19.Aaron McLoughlin, 20.Joshua Low (gk)
Both sides come into this clash in sizzling form with Heat leading the ultra-competitive PS4 NPL QLD ahead of Brisbane Strikers by ONE point, while the Eagles are second in the Northern NSW NPL. Last year, the Eagles almost caused a stunning upset against Melbourne City in the Round of 32, grabbing an unlikely 1-0 lead before two Aaron Mooy free kicks rescued the Hyundai A-League outfit. Edgeworth are arguably a stronger proposition this time around with the addition of starman Keigo Moriyasu in cahoots with a familiar name in Daniel McBreen. The Japanese attacking midfielder, with 14 goals so far this season, has been a revelation with his wizardry from set pieces.
Heat are into the Round of 32 for the third straight year and will be hoping to progress for the first time after falling at this stage to Sydney United and Oakleigh Cannons in the last two editions.
Skipper Jamie Carroll is QLD’s equal leading scorer this season with 13 goals while English midfielder Jamie Gosling has experience in the FFA Cup playing for Yeovil Town against Liverpool back in 2004.