Australia Cup Club in Focus: Floreat Athena

Floreat Athena will be looking to create a Cupset against A-League Men’s powerhouse Western Sydney Wanderers FC to reach the Round of 32 for the first time in their history. 

Club: Floreat Athena FC
State: Western Australia
Home ground: E&D Litis Stadium
Founded: 1951
Australia Cup Final Rounds appearances (inc. 2023): 4
Head Coach: Vas Vujacic

Road to the Round of 32:

  • Floreat Athena 3-1 Jaguar
  • Curtin University FC 0-1 Floreat Athena
  • Balcatta 0-1 Floreat Athena
  • Cockburn City 1-2 Floreat Athena 

Floreat Athena secured their Australia Cup berth with a close victory over Cockburn City, thanks to a Phil Arnold brace on either side of a Jesse Lazzaro equaliser.

The Western Australia representative side beat Jaguar to open their campaign, before defeating Curtin University and Balacatta by a solitary goal.

Australia Cup Record: 

  • 2014: Preliminary Rounds
  • 2015: Preliminary Rounds
  • 2016: Round of 32
  • 2017: Preliminary Rounds
  • 2018: Preliminary Rounds
  • 2019: Round of 32
  • 2021: Round of 32
  • 2022: Preliminary Rounds

Last Five League Results: LDWWL

After a poor run of results, Floreat Athena have secured successive wins to climb one point above the relegation zone.

However, following a 1-0 loss to Perth SC, Athena hang precariously above the relegation zone, with a slightly superior goal difference the only thing keeping them outside of the bottom two spots.

Match Details:

Floreat Athena FC vs Western Sydney Wanderers FC
Date: Wednesday, 9 August 2023
Time: 8:30pm AEST, 6:30pm local
Venue: Kingsway Reserve

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