Scott Excited For Brisbane Strikers FFA Cup Journey

Apr 08, 2019 by

Brisbane Strikers goalkeeper Bon Scott says he is eager to experience the ‘magic of the FFA Cup’ ahead of his team’s first Preliminary Round match this week.

Scott and his Brisbane Strikers teammates will line-up against Football Queensland Premier League outfit Souths United at Perry Park in a Round 4 clash on Tuesday night.

In the midst of a tough start to this year’s National Premier Leagues campaign – including a frustrating six-match winless run – Scott said the FFA Cup provides the team with the opportunity to return to winning ways.

“Everyone’s ready to play on Tuesday and the whole team is really up for it,” Scott explained.

“We know the results have been poor of late but we are really excited for the FFA Cup game and we want to show what we are about.”

After qualifying for the FFA Cup’s national stages in the competition’s first three installments, Brisbane Strikers have bowed out in the Preliminary Rounds in their last two attempts.

However, the team and supporters are eager to return to big show this season – with an additional qualification place for Brisbane-based clubs adding further impetus to the Preliminary Rounds.

“Brisbane Strikers have a good history in the FFA Cup. This year is a largely new bunch of players but we want to add to that record,” Scott explained.

Scott added that he personally wants to experience a prolonged run in the competition after previously missing out through injury and his status as a youth player at Hyundai A-League club Newcastle Jets.

“I’ve only ever played one FFA Cup game before so I’m really excited for it and want to feel what it is all about first-hand,” he said.

Souths United currently sit second-from-bottom in the Football Queensland Premier League, however, Scott stressed his side will not forsake their principles for the expediency of advancing to the next round.

“You can only play what is front of you in any game but we are at home and we will not let them dictate how the match is played.”

“It is a different type of opponent and a different type of competition but that won’t distract us. We are focused, we are confident and determined to play to our strengths.”

He further acknowledged that, with the team’s early-season injury woes now behind them, the benefit of a weekend bye in the National Premier Leagues will see the team well placed when it takes the field.

“We’ve been pretty unlucky with injuries this year but those boys are now back and you can see the quality they bring on the field,” he explained.

“We did have the bye in the league but it wasn’t really a weekend off. We trained a good session on Saturday and that comes after a good hard week of training before that.”

“We want to get a win in this game and, hopefully, that will see us right going back into the league next weekend as well,” he concluded.

The match marks the first time Brisbane Strikers have hosted a Preliminary Round fixture in the FFA Cup since 2015.

MATCH DETAILS

FFA Cup 2019
Preliminary Round 4

Brisbane Strikers v Souths United
Tuesday, April 9 @ 7:00PM
Perry Park, Bowen Hills

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