Club in Focus: NWS Spirit

Entering the Australia Cup for the first time, NWS Spirit will travel to Queensland. Today, we take a look at how they reached this stage.

Club: NWS Spirit
State: New South Wales
Home ground: Christie Park
Founded: 1997
Australia Cup Final Rounds appearances (inc. 2022): One
Head Coach: David Perkovic

Road to the Round of 32:

NWS Spirit 5-0 Coogee United
NWS Spirit 4-2 Hills United
Parramatta 0-1 NWS Spirit
NWS Spirit 1-1 Wollongong Wolves (5-4 Penalties)

NSW League One side, NWS Spirit scored a major upset along the way to securing qualification to the Australia Cup Final Rounds when they defeated Wollongong Wolves 5-4 on penalties. 

With neither side able to be separated after 120 minutes, the game headed to the 12-yard spot where David Perkovic’s side were flawless.

Scoring all five of their penalties, the side booked their place within the Australia Cup Round Of 32 with one of the upsets of the preliminary rounds.

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

Last Five NPL Results:

Spirit have secured promotion to the NPL NSW for the 2023 season, David Perkovic's  sit behind Western Sydney Wanderers on goal difference in second place on the NSW League One ladder with just one round remaining of the regular season.

Spirit come into Wednesday's match off the back of a 6-1 weekend win over Hills United.

The League One side, NWS Spirit will travel to Queensland where they meet Peninsula Power at A.J. Kelly Park to hope they can score another cupset along the way to a place in the Australia Cup Round Of 16.

Match Details:
Peninsula Power v NWS Spirit          
Date: Wednesday, August 3rd  
Time: 7:30pm AEST
Venue: A.J. Kelly Park

10 Play Banner