Sydney FC Set 8-0 FFA Cup Record


Sydney FC have set a new record for FFA Cup football defeating Darwin Rovers 8-0 at the Darwin Football Stadium.

Sydney FC 8 (Bobô 18’, 34’, 76’, 83’ Carney 39’, Simon 51’, Buijs 57’, Ninkovic 72’) def Darwin Rovers 0

Four goals from Bobô, (equalling a record for goals in an FFA Cup match) added to strikes from David Carney, Matt Simon, Jordy Buijs and Milos Ninkovic secured the win.

The record surpasses the previous record of 6-0 in the competition by Melbourne Victory and Brisbane Strikers.

What They Said

Graham Arnold: “It was a thoroughly professional performance from our players in warm conditions which made them work hard.

“Bobô scored four goals and didn’t want to come off, he was excellent tonight.

“We are heading in the right direction and it was also great to see some of our young players perform so well.

“Rob Stanton has done a fantastic job with them, they train with us regularly and we have a lot of belief in them and we’ll be using them a lot this year.”


18′ BOBÔ GOAL – A volley from the edge of the area which flies into the net.

34′ BOBÔ GOAL – Matt Simon fouled and Bobô makes no mistake from 12 yards as he strokes the penalty into the bottom corner.

39′ CARNEY GOAL – He strokes home after Bobô held it up in the area before laying it off.

51′ SIMON GOAL – Simon hits the net as he taps home Bobô’s square ball.

57′ BUIJS GOAL – Buijs latches onto a loose ball before firing in low.

72′ NINKOVIC GOAL – Ninkovic puts his name on the score sheet as he sweeps home Lokolingoy’s cut back.

76′ BOBÔ GOAL – The striker bags his third firing low and in after released by Carney.

82′ BOBÔ RECORD EQUALLING STRIKE – Brazilian bags another one with a cool finish.

Team News

Sydney FC 8 (Bobô 18’, 34’, 76’, 83’ Carney 39’, Simon 51’, Buijs 57’, Ninkovic 72’) def Darwin Rovers 0

Head Coach Graham Arnold fielded a strong team and gave competitive debuts to Patrick Flottmann and Chris Zuvela.  Brandon O’Neill was ruled out having picked up a third yellow card in last season’s FFA Cup Final.

Ground: Darwin Football Stadium

Sydney FC:  1. Andrew REDMAYNE (gk), 5. Jordy BUIJS, 6. Joshua BRILLANTE, 7. Michael ZULLO (27. Nicola KULESKI 80’), 8. Paulo RETRE, 9. BOBÔ, 10. Milos NINKOVIC (25. John IREDALE 73’), 17. David CARNEY, 18. Matt SIMON © (21. Charles LOKOLINGOY 62’), 19. Christopher ZUVELA, 31. Patrick FLOTTMANN.

Subs Not Used: 3. Sam McILLHATTON, 30. Thomas HEWARD-BELLE.