FFA Cup wrap: Round of 32 spots tied up across QLD, SA and TAS

There are just four spots to be decided in the FFA Cup Round of 32 after clubs from Queensland, South Australia, and Tasmania booked their spots in a bumper long weekend of football.


With two spots tied up by Cairns FC and Lions FC on Saturday night, all eyes turned to the two remaining spots on Sunday night – and there was a fair share of excitement there too.

Olympic FC was the final side to clinch their Round of 32 spot, and they certainly didn’t do it the easy way.

They lead 2-0 with minutes to go in before conceding two goals to Brisbane City and sending the match to extra time, then penalties.

It was a close run thing, but a 4-1 win in the shootout secured passage.

Gold Coast Knights are through to the Round of 32 for the first time in their short history.

They lead 1-0 going into the final minutes of their clash with Sunshine Coast Fire, but conceded in the 93rd minute and went to extra time.

The Knights then conceded again with 15 minutes to play to go down 2-1 – but incredibly goals in the 119th and 122nd minute saw them come from behind to win.


A tough cup run which seen Adelaide Comets face West Adelaide SC, Adelaide City FC and Cumberland United FC ended in a smile as they edged out Croydon Kings 2-1 on Monday.

The win books the Comets spot in the Round of 32 for the first time, with goals from Terence Carter and Andreas Wiens doing the damage.


It was tight, but Devonport did just enough to edge out South Hobart 1-0 and secure their passage through to the Round of 32 for just the second time.

The Monday afternoon encounter was decided in the first half, a Miles Barnard goal doing enough to edge out a South side just two points behind in the NPL Tasmania.

It wasn’t just the solitary Tasmania spot in the FFA Cup Round of 32 which Devonport claimed, but the Lakoseljac Cup too.