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    Wanderers Ease Past Greens In The Cup


    mack

    The Western Sydney Wanderers completed a easy 4-0 win over NPL Victoria's Bentleigh Greens in Melbourne tonight, and will face Blacktown City in the Quarter Final.

    Bentleigh Greens, currently riding high in the NPL Victoria finals series had the better of the opening 15 minutes, until Robbie Cornthwaite opened the scoring with a tap-in. The goal came as a result of a quick free kick won by Kearyn Baccus & taken by Roly Bonevacia, who spread the ball wide to an unmarked Jumpei Kusukami, his cross found it's way to the back stick & the Wanderers captain couldn't miss the open goal.

    Jaushua Sotirio should have contributed at least one, if not two goals to the Wanderers scoreboard. The first opportunity coming from a through ball that the winger latched onto, only to be cut down by the Bentleigh keeper. Referee Shaun Evans was sleeping on the job as usual, and he missed the clear foul, giving a goal kick to Bentleigh. Another chance came for Sotirio when he was put through clean on goal, practically invited to shoot by the keeper who had lost his bearings, only for the weak effort to be cleaned up. The most egregious failure came late on with Sotirio pouncing on a ball that had settled mere meters out from goal, yet somehow managed to find the leaping Bentleigh keeper once again.

    Neither side could add to the 1-0 scoreline before the break, but afterwards the Wanderers took complete control. Josh Risdon continued his excellent start to his life at the Wanderers, as he cut back inside onto his left foot and delivered a sterling cross into the middle of the penalty area that Oriol Riera rose to meet with the head, firing past the keeper to double the score.

    Riera blotted his copybook shortly after, as Sotirio was taken down in the penalty area. Riera stepped up, sent the keeper the wrong way but his shot bounced off the woodwork, Jumpei tried a flying header to follow up but it fell to Sotirio who had an airswing. Steven Lustica continued his impressive run of pre-season form as he came on as a substitute and hammered a bouncing ball home from a corner in the 78th minute.

    Mark Bridge marked his first competitive game back for the Wanderers as he closed out the game with a 92nd minute penalty. Former Wanderer Nick Ward took out Sotirio from behind in the area, the ref had no hesitation handing a penalty to the Wanderers and a second yellow to Ward, he trudged off the pitch before Bridge blasted the ball past the keeper to finish the job with a 4-0 scoreline.

    The 4 games for the Quarter Finals are: Sydney FC vs Melbourne City, Gold Coast vs South Melbourne, Blacktown City vs Wanderers & Heidelberg vs Adelaide United.

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    They didn't do their homework did they? If they just let Jumpei and Josh play the ball instead of fouling them, they would have been a lot better off. 

    Optimism for the coming season is growing. Can't wait for Blacktown. 

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    Hahaha sucked in esfc the to a league plastic boys with no fans go at it

    great to say with ease and Ffa cup in the same context 

    Maybe I was rrrr wrong about Oreos hes ok I guess 

    still rather Roy Krishna then him though

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    Mack I thought roly laid on quick ball for first goal 

    more of less In cruise control while night after ten mins 

    not sure if I'm just so over him but jumpei was toilet again

    can our import number 9's ever hit a pen!

    cannot wait for Blacktown finally a local game! Should get a bigger crowd than the plastic derby in the east 

     

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    6 minutes ago, GunnerWanderer said:

    Mack I thought roly laid on quick ball for first goal 

    more of less In cruise control while night after ten mins 

    not sure if I'm just so over him but jumpei was toilet again

    can our import number 9's ever hit a pen!

    cannot wait for Blacktown finally a local game! Should get a bigger crowd than the plastic derby in the east 

     

    The El Plastico derby

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    21 minutes ago, GunnerWanderer said:

    Mack I thought roly laid on quick ball for first goal 

    I thought it went Baccus -> Risdon -> Cornthwaite. Maybe someone tweeted it wrong and I didn't pick it up.

    edit - Just watched the video, it was Baccus who won the foul apparently that was what threw me as the commentators said his name as Roly took the kick.

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    Shout out to Corn. Only player who actually went to see wsw supporters after full time.

    It was a real shame for supporters who travelled to the game or those who don't get a chance to see wsw play because they currently live in melb.

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    Expecting WSW to push for the FFA Cup QF v's ToonieFC to be played at Penriff on the 13th, as the Matildas are playing Brazil at that venue on the 16th.

    Venue chosen by FFA & police will need to cater for a minimum crowd of 8k - 10k & we'll do anything we can to avoid a plastic surface

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    Considering that Blacktown are the hosts they would be ropeable if they match got taken away from them. It would be worth tens of thousands to a club which has an integrated & club owned stadium & social club. Just the tickets alone, if they got 7000 people would be worth well over $100,000.

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    13 minutes ago, mack said:

    Considering that Blacktown are the hosts they would be ropeable if they match got taken away from them. It would be worth tens of thousands to a club which has an integrated & club owned stadium & social club. Just the tickets alone, if they got 7000 people would be worth well over $100,000.

    It will be up to FFA and ground availability. And who moved thecFFA cup to Melbourne last even when the smurfs won the draw?

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    6 minutes ago, Paul01 said:

    It will be up to FFA and ground availability. And who moved thecFFA cup to Melbourne last even when the smurfs won the draw?

    This bloke 

    Image result for images of Timmy

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    25 minutes ago, mack said:

    Considering that Blacktown are the hosts they would be ropeable if they match got taken away from them. It would be worth tens of thousands to a club which has an integrated & club owned stadium & social club. Just the tickets alone, if they got 7000 people would be worth well over $100,000.

    ToonieFC would be lucky if police allowed more than 3k - 4k tickets to be sold at Lily's.

    That's why FFA moved their FFA Cup game with SFC to Edensor last year.

    A 10k crowd at Penriff would generate 200k in gross revenue 

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    FFA Cup: Western Sydney Wanderers put four past Bentleigh Greens

    David Davutovic and Carly Adno, Herald Sun
    August 29, 2017 9:46pm
    • Bentleigh Greens 0 Wanderers 4
    • Hakoah Sydney City East 2 Melbourne City 3

    THEY are arguably the most consistent state league performer in the FFA Cup but Bentleigh Greens were outclassed by a resurgent Western Sydney on Tuesday night.

    Defender Robbie Cornthwaite, new Spanish striker Oriol Riera and substitutes Steven Lustica and Mark Bridge each netted to secure a 4-0 Round of 16 win for the visitors.

    In reaching the quarterfinals, the Wanderers equal their best FFA Cup result but coach Tony Popovic will be just as thrilled about another bona fide hitout before their A-League opener at home to Perth Glory on October 8.

    Wanderers keeper Vedran Janjetovic was tested early at Kingston Heath Soccer Complex, forced into two sharp early saves from midfielder Trent Clulow and winger Kieran Dover while a goalmouth scramble led to another chance.

    SEE THE FFA CUP QUARTER-FINAL DRAW BELOW

    The sharp Wanderers then caught the home side napping, taking a quick free-kick which finished with stopper Robbie Cornthwaite who tapped in after ghosting in at the back post on 12 minutes.

    It was a body blow for the Greens who were aiming to hold off the Wanderers, and former Wellington midfielder Roly Bonevacia almost doubled the lead but his shot was blocked.

    0b5ff2e0e29ae764f1e5ce8d00480663?width=650Trent Clulow of Bentleigh Greens (left) and Kearny Baccus of the Wanderers compete for the ball during their FFA Cup clash on Tuesday night.

    Greens keeper Ryan Scott produced a world class save to deny a certain Jaushua Sotirio goal just before the break, diving desperately across the face of goal.

    Any Greens hopes were snuffed out eight minutes after the restart when Riera clinically headed Josh Risdon’s cross into the top left corner.

    Riera, who scored a 122nd minute winner in his Wanderers debut in the last round, then missed a golden chance at netting a brace, crashing his penalty against the upright.

    Bentleigh persisted and tried to play despite showing fatigue from Friday night’s elimination final win over Green Gully, and carved some decent chances though they lacked cutting edge.

    Wanderers sub Steven Lustica netted the sealer just three minutes after coming on, smashing home Jumpei Kusukami’s corner with his left foot in the 78th minute.

    Bridge added the stoppage time icing, smashing home a penalty after Nick Ward brought down Sotirio, earning a second yellow card in the process.

    It was a cruel blow for the Greens, who must refocus quickly after being handed no favours by Football Federation Victoria who scheduled their semi-final against South Melbourne in just three days’ time.

    Meanwhile at Leichardt Oval, a crowd of 2915 - which included FFA chairman Steven Lowy - watched Hakoah Sydney City East go down 3-2 to the current Cup holders Melbourne City in a real David versus Goliath clash.

    But as the scoreline suggests, it was a competitive match which started with an early flurry of goals - three in five minutes.

    Michael Jakobsen, Nick Fitzgerald and Denis Genreau scored for City, with Andre De Jong and Jack Green getting on the scoresheet for Hakoah. If it wasn’t for some fine goalkeeping from Anthony Bouzanis - playing against his brother Dean - the visitors could have had a few more. Instead, the A-League side had to hang on for the win when Hakoah scored to make it 3-2 in the 90th minute.

    City didn’t come away from the game unscathed. There is some concern over an ankle injury to star forward Bruno Fornaroli, who was stretchered off the field in the first half and immediately sent for scans, while Jakobsen also received treatment after falling awkwardly in the second half.

    FFA CUP ROUND OF 16

    BENTLEIGH GREENS 0

    WESTERN SYDNEY 4 (Cornthwaite 12, Riera 53, Lustica 78, Bridge 90+2)

    Kingston Heath Soccer Complex

    SYDNEY CITY HAKOAH EAST 2

    MELBOURNE CITY 3

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    12 minutes ago, Taurus said:

    ToonieFC would be lucky if police allowed more than 3k - 4k tickets to be sold at Lily's.

    That's why FFA moved their FFA Cup game with SFC to Edensor last year.

    A 10k crowd at Penriff would generate 200k in gross revenue 

    8000 seats at the Riff.

    Happy memories when Jamo pulled back high pants McKay in our FFA Cup win over Brisbane as well ad givibg Aloisi crap for most of the game.

    It would be good if the Panthers don't get a home final and rent out the ground. Could Penrith get consecutive football crowds of over 25000 during the NRL finals series?

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    6 hours ago, Paul01 said:

    8000 seats at the Riff.

    Happy memories when Jamo pulled back high pants McKay in our FFA Cup win over Brisbane as well ad givibg Aloisi crap for most of the game.

    It would be good if the Panthers don't get a home final and rent out the ground. Could Penrith get consecutive football crowds of over 25000 during the NRL finals series?

    capacity only 22,500, so no.

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    Another game with no goals conceded. Mr Popovic would be very happy with that. 

    With Bridgey now being available and two Spaniards in the pipe line Jumpei's days as a starting player should be numbered. I drink to that. 

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    I was hoping for a short drive to Seven Hills, but I think you lot might be right and it'll be moved elsewhere.

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    34 minutes ago, theguyyouwishyouwere said:

    capacity only 22,500, so no.

    I meant with potential 2 games at Penrith with a Matildas sellout (22500) and wanderers v Blacktown (?), the total crowds could be over 25000 if Penrith is the venue.

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    Popa hates synthetic pitches. Plus the several thousand different field markings on the pitch at Lily's are seriously amateur...

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    I've always been arguing that Sotirio is an NPL standard player out of his depth in an A League club. I was wrong - last night he even looked below standard against an actual NPL team.

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    7 minutes ago, hughsey said:

    Popa hates synthetic pitches. Plus the several thousand different field markings on the pitch at Lily's are seriously amateur...

    Most coaches hate them. It takes some adjustment. Blacktown have been playing on it for a few year now see we will need to get comfortable quickly.

    The pitch markings are a pain but it's what you have to do to keep a stadium profitable these days. 

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    18 minutes ago, Zakman said:

    I've always been arguing that Sotirio is an NPL standard player out of his depth in an A League club. I was wrong - last night he even looked below standard against an actual NPL team.

    Sotirio doesn't have a clue. If he came across one by accident, he'd have an airswing at it.

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    57 minutes ago, Zakman said:

    I've always been arguing that Sotirio is an NPL standard player out of his depth in an A League club. I was wrong - last night he even looked below standard against an actual NPL team.

    I reckon he wouldn't even get a start in a Blacktown City line-up.

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    I agree he didn't play well but he won 2 penalties and should have had a third

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    8 hours ago, Taurus said:

    ToonieFC would be lucky if police allowed more than 3k - 4k tickets to be sold at Lily's.

    That's why FFA moved their FFA Cup game with SFC to Edensor last year.

    A 10k crowd at Penriff would generate 200k in gross revenue 

    I thought their game against Sydney last year was moved due to floodlight issues?

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    Expect the following -

    • Game to be moved form Lily's
    • An email from the boss telling us to be good boys and girls again, they will see this as a high risk game, a gentle reminder
    • There will be as many police as spectators

    Lederer will be shitting himself.

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    What's with all the Sotirio "love" so early in the season? Still only 21 years old, more effective and promising last year than our Japanese ex-marquee ((cough) - for probably a quarter of the money.

    When Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was the same age he was considered quite useless. He really butchered chances. And then something clicked.

    I am not saying that there is a Rummenigge hidden underneath the Sotirio surface. But I really wonder what some of you guys are expecting.

    Talk about Rummenigge...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egLUB1JXUwI

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    For me Lustica should get much more game time this season, he should be battling with Herd for the DM spot next to Baccus.

    Start Herd against the teams that are stronger offensively (e.g. MV,MC,SFC) and needs to protect the back 4, then bring on Lustica when the teams start tiring 70-75 onwards.

    Start Lustica against the defensive teams (Nix, Jets, CCM etc) , have 2 creative DMs pulling the strings, then probably take him off if we got a lead to protect. 

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    2 hours ago, hughsey said:

    Popa hates synthetic pitches. Plus the several thousand different field markings on the pitch at Lily's are seriously amateur...

    Did anyone see the game last night? Was told the other markings had been removed and was wondering whether it was true?

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    11 hours ago, thefairy said:

    Shout out to Corn. Only player who actually went to see wsw supporters after full time.

    It was a real shame for supporters who travelled to the game or those who don't get a chance to see wsw play because they currently live in melb.

    Did you tweet him?

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