The FFA Cup Fourth-Round draw has now been conducted by Football NSW, and it has presented some challenging fixtures for our remaining CCF sides.
Two Division One clubs sealed their progression to Round Four of the FFA Cup, with Gwandalan Summerland Point FC securing a 2-1 victory over Shoalhaven District Football Association’s Shoalhaven United Bears, whilst Umina United nabbed a 119th minute winner at Pluim Park to defeat Epping Eastwood FC of the Gladesville Hornsby Football Association 2-1.
They will be joined in the fourth-round by two Battlewin Premier League sides, with defending premiers Killarney District dispatching strong Football South Coast side the Albion Park White Eagles 3-2 at Pluim Park. Terrigal United were faced with a tough midweek trip to the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney to face Eastern Suburbs Championship side Pagewood Botany FC, coming away with a 3-1 victory to seal their progression into the fourth-round. Berkeley Vale are yet to play their third round tie where they are set to travel to the home of Football NSW Valentine Sports Park to take on Blacktown and Districts Football Associations Marayong FC on the 10th of April.
The FFA Cup Fourth-Round fixtures involving CCF sides are as follows:
Lugarno FC vs Killarney District SC
North Shore Mariners FC vs Gwandalan Summerland Point FC
Terrigal United FC vs Blacktown City FC
Umina United FC vs Forest Killarney FC
Berkeley Vale SC* vs APIA Leichhardt Tigers FC
*on the premise that Berkeley Vale win their third round tie against Marayong FC, to be played at Valentine Sports Park on Wednesday 10th April.
It was a favourable draw for defending premiers Killarney, as they face a trip to the south coast to play St George Football Associations Lugarno FC, who struggled in the 2018 St George premier league finishing bottom with four points.
Umina United will also be happy with their fourth-round draw, facing a home tie with Forest Killarney FC from the Manly Warringah Football Association. Forest Killarney FC finished the 2018 local premier league season third from bottom.
The remaining three CCF sides face a monumental task. Division One’s Gwandalan Summerland Point FC face an away trip to play the North Shore Mariners FC who are flying in the NPL2 competition this season, whilst Terrigal United have drawn a home tie against NPL heavy weights Blacktown City, who currently sit third after finishing fourth in last seasons NPL competition. Berkeley Vale, should they progress from their third round tie against Marayong FC, will also face a stern test, drawing a home tie against last seasons NPL grand finalists APIA Leichhardt Tigers FC.
Fixture details surrounding fourth-round FFA Cup ties are still to be confirmed and will be updated here when finalised.