Stage set for big FFA Cup weekend across Victoria

Another PAIN making a name for himself.

The FFA Cup enters Round 2 this weekend as the Cup dreams of clubs across the state continue to play out on suburban grounds.

With State 3 League teams entering the competition this weekend, some State League 5 clubs will be looking to create some big upsets.

St Kevin’s Old Boys SC are one of those clubs. Founded in 1999, the State League 5 outfit have won through the qualifying round with a big win over Mitchell Ranges and then a narrow victory over Barton United.

Coached by Socceroos great Jimmy Rooney, the team has big ambitions this season and looking to replicate their best ever run in the FFA Cup when they made it through to Round 3 in 2016 after knocking off State League 3 team Western Eagles before going out to Preston Lions.

Club captain Bradley North says the game against Preston was one of the biggest moments in the club’s history and they are daring to dream of replicating that again this year.

“We know Point Cook is a great club, they’ve had a lot of success in their short history, but we are prepared for the challenge and we look forward to the away trip this weekend,” he said.

One of the stars of their Cup run so far has been Cameron Pain, brother of Western United winger Connor.  The striker scored a hat trick in their qualifying round win and the vital goal in their one goal victory last weekend.

The draw for the next round of the FFA Cup will be held next Tuesday at 12pm on Football Victoria’s Facebook page.

Photo Credit: Paul Seeley