APIA stun Wanderers to reach FFA Cup Quarter Final

APIA Leichhardt caused the first FFA Cupset of 2021 on Tuesday night with a nail-biting 2-1 win over Western Sydney Wanderers at Leichhardt Oval. 

Jason Romero opened the scoring for APIA in the first half after the home side capitalised on a Ziggy Gordon error. 

Tynan Diaz then scored one of the best long-range goals in FFA Cup history with a stunning lob over Wanderers goalkeeper Daniel Margush. 

It proved to be the winner, with Wanderers’ goal from Tass Mourdoukoutas with 20 minutes to go not enough to spark a comeback. 

APIA will now welcome Central Coast Mariners in the Quarter Finals.


FFA Cup 2021 Round of 16: APIA Leichhardt v Western Sydney Wanderers
Leichhardt Oval, Sydney
Tuesday, 7 December 2021
Attendance: 4,171

APIA Leichhardt – 2 (Jason Romero 27′, Tynan Diaz 61′)
Western Sydney Wanderers – 1 (Tass Mourdoukoutas 70′)