FFA Cup games postponed by a week

The Boambee Bombers and Coffs City United Lions are scheduled to begin their FFA Cup campaigns this weekend after their matches were postponed.


NORTH Coast Football clubs have had to wait to join this year’s Football Federation Australia (FFA) Cup, after their opening matches were postponed for one week due to the recent wet weather.

The postponed matches are scheduled to be played this weekend, as local teams play their first matches of this year’s FFA Cup.

The Sawtell Scorpions and Boambee Bombers are scheduled to meet at 3pm at Toormina Oval tomorrow afternoon, while the Coffs City United Lions host Byron Bay FC on Sunday from 2pm at Forsyth Park.

The Lions and Byron Bay meet in a clash of champions, with the Lions the defending Coastal Premier League champions, and Byron Bay last year’s Far North Coast Football premiers.

Not being a familiar opponent with a team like Byron Bay FC was what made the FFA Cup special, according to Lions coach Glenn Williams.

“That’s the beauty of the FFA Cup, you don’t know what you’ll get and it’s unique because it’s a knockout,” he said.
“So we are looking forward to it and it will definitely be a tough game.”

The Boambee Bombers and Sawtell Scorpions meet in their local derby during Round 3.

The last two meetings have been close encounters, with the Bombers winning 2-1 and the two sides sharing the points in a 1-1 draw.

The FFA Cup is an annual nation-wide knockout tournament which features teams from grassroots competitions such as North Coast Football all the way up to the A League.



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