Club in Focus: Devonport City Strikers

Tasmanian Club, Devonport Strikers will face Wellington Phoenix. But, how did they reach the Round Of 32?

Club: Devonport City Strikers
State: Tasmania  
Home ground: Valley Road Ground
Founded: 1966
Australia Cup Final Rounds appearances (inc. 2022): Four
Best result: Round Of 16 (2016, 2018 )
Head Coach: Tom Ballantyne

Road to the Round of 32:
Clarence Zebras 0-6 Devonport City
Glenorchy Knights 2-4 Devonport City
Devonport City 1-0 Kingborough Lions
South Hobart 0-3 Devonport City

Devonport went ahead just before the break, through Ali Dulleh before Roberto Fernandez Garrido doubled the Strikers lead after 65 minutes of play.

Two minutes later, Garrido would have his brace for the afternoon as he converted from 12 yards to give the Strikers a 3-0 win and qualification into the Australia Cup Round Of 32.

Australia Cup Record
2014 – Preliminary Rounds
2015 – Preliminary Rounds
2016 – Round Of 16
2017 – Preliminary Rounds
2018 – Round Of 16
2019 – Preliminary Rounds
2020 – Competition not held
2021 – Round Of 32

Last Five NPL Results:

Heading into the tie against A-League Men club Wellington Phoenix, the Strikers are a team in form sitting eleven points clear at the top of the NPL Tasmania standings, having suffered just one defeat this season.

Meeting them in the Round Of 32 will be Wellington Phoenix, with the two sides set to play out at Valley Road Ground on Wednesday night.

Match Details:
Devonport City Strikers v Wellington Phoenix          
Date: Wednesday, August 3rd  
Time: 7:30pm AEST
Venue: Valley Road Ground

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