Sydney FC are into the FFA Cup semi-finals for the fourth time after an Elvis Kamsoba goal defeated Brisbane Roar 1-0 at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium tonight.
They will face Central Coast Mariners at home in a match likely to be held next week.
Sydney FC 1 (Kamsoba 63’) def Brisbane Roar 0
Moments That Mattered:
WOOD SHOT OVER – 12’ – Caceres’ corner is headed down by Wilkinson to Wood who shoots just over from the edge of the box.
WOOD AND BURGESS GO CLOSE – 38’ – A right wing cross falls to Wood at the back post who takes touch and smashes a shot towards goal which Freke parries and Burgess directs his header just wide.
CACERES GREAT SHOT – 55’ – Caceres picks the ball up on the halfway line, dribbles inside to unleash a ferocious shot which Freke tips over for a corner.
DONACHIE HEADER – 56’ – The corner is whipped in and Wilkinson meets it at the back post. He heads it back for Donachie but it goes just wide.
KAMSOBA GOAL – 63’ – Burgess feeds Grant on the right who lifts a ball to the far post to Kamsoba who meets the ball on the half volley to pass it into the empty net.
DONACHIE SENT OFF – 82’ – A sliding tackle from Donachie is just mis-timed and he’s sent off for a second bookable offence.
RETRE & GRANT CLEARED OFF THE LINE – 90’+1’ – It’s like pinball in the Sydney FC box with King blocking the first shot inside the six-yard area and a combination of Retre & Grant clearing a second shot off the goal-line.
What They Said: Steve Corica: “A lot of these boys have just got out of isolation from having Covid-19 and then three days later they are playing a game, that’s probably the reason it wasn’t the best of games tonight.
“We went down to 10 men tonight as well which made it a little bit harder for us in the last ten minutes or so.
“In the end though we got the win and we move into the semi-final of the Cup which is great against Central Coast.
“We play Brisbane again in three days, and we’ve just got to prepare right and it was only a 1-0 win tonight.
Sydney FC are into a fourth FFA Cup semi-final following an Elvis Kamsoba-inspired FFA Cup quarter final win over Brisbane Roar.
The Sky Blues dominated proceedings and went close a number of times, with Caceres, Wood, Burgess and Donachie all narrowly missing out.
Kamsoba produced a classy finish to side foot a Rhyan Grant cross into the net just after the hour and the goal was enough to ensure passage through.
Sydney FC went down to ten men with James Donachie sent off after a second yellow card for a tackle and the Sky Blues survived a late scare, clearing a couple of Brisbane shots off the line.
Sydney FC: 1. Andrew REDMAYNE, 2. James DONACHIE, 4. Alex WILKINSON, 8. Paulo RETRE, 11. Trent BUHAGIAR (9. BOBÔ 69’), 16. Joel KING, 17. Anthony CACERES, 22. Max BURGESS (21. Harry VAN DER SAAG 69’), 23. Rhyan GRANT, 32. Patrick YAZBEK (10. Milos NINKOVIC 77’), 33. Patrick WOOD (27. Elvis KAMSOBA 54’).
Unused Subs: 20. Tom HEWARD-BELLE (GK), 3. Ben WARLAND, 25. Callum TALBOT,
Yellow Cards: Donachie 71’.
Red Cards: Donachie 83’.
Brisbane Roar: 1. Macklin FREKE (GK), 2. Scott NEVILLE, 8. Ville Matti STEINMANN, 10. Nikola MILEUSNIC (14. Eli ADAMS 69’), 15. Jess DALEY, 21. Nicholas OLSEN, 22. Alex PARSONS, 23. Juan LESCANO (29. Cyrus DEHMIE 69’), 26. James O’SHEA, 27. Kai TREWIN, 35. Louis ZABALA (19. Jack HINGERT 55’).
Subs: 12. Jordan HOLMES (GK), 17. Alec MILLS, 38. Samuel KLEIN.
Yellow Cards: None
Red Cards: None
Venue: Netstrata Jubilee Stadium.
Referee: Tim Danaskos.