The 2019 FFA Cup Capital Football Qualifying final and Women’s Federation Cup final are locked in after a thrilling night of cup action in the Capital on Wednesday.
NPL1 leaders Tigers FC booked their shot at the FFA Cup Round of 32 with a 2-0 win over Tuggeranong United at Greenway Enclosed, with Golden Boot leader Nico Abot netting both goals for the visitors.
At Hawker Football Centre a cupset was on the cards as NPL2 side ANU Football Club pushed reigning NPL1 champions Canberra FC all the way to extra-time, but a stunning strike from Daniel Colbertaldo in the 109th minute sealed Canberra FC’s passage through to the final round for the second year in a row.
Jordan Thurtell saved a penalty shortly after to keep Canberra FC in front as time wound down and secured his team a spot in the final.
Tigers and Canberra FC will now meet at Deakin Stadium on Saturday, 15th June for a spot in the FFA Cup Round of 32, as part of a massive double header with the Women’s Federation Cup final.
That clash will be contested by Woden-Weston and Belconnen United, after they progressed through their semi-final matches earlier this month with wins over Canberra Olympic and Canberra FC respectively.
Both games on the 15th June will be streamed live via BarTV Sports, and further details regarding media opportunities will be communicated prior to the day.
2019 Capital Football cup final day | Saturday, 15th June @ Deakin Stadium
Women’s Federation Cup Final: Belconnen United v Woden-Weston, 4pm
FFA Cup Capital Football Qualifying Final: Tigers FC v Canberra FC – 7pm
FFA Cup Capital Football preliminary round 6 results
Tuggeranong United 0 def. by Tigers FC 2 (Nico Abot 25’, 78’)
ANU FC 1 (Rowan Peterkin 46’) def. by Canberra FC 2 (Mat Waters 45’, Daniel Colbertaldo 109’)
Women’s Federation Cup semi-final results
Woden-Weston 3 (Sofia Christopherson 12’, Alex McKenzie 55’, Anna Vandenbroucke 56’) def. Canberra Olympic 2 (Eleanor Jones 41’, Rose Wills 87’)
Canberra FC 2 (Brittany Palombi 45+1’, Ivana Galic 86’) def. by Belconnen United 3 (Keira Bobbin 25’, Jessie Rasschaert 48’, Caitlin Munoz 120+4’)