The draw for the Westfield FFA Cup Round of 16 has taken place and we’re taking on Queensland’s Palm Beach Sharks!
It will be an away trip with the venue and date set to be confirmed this Friday. The match will be played on one of the following dates:
- Tuesday 25 August
- Wednesday 26 August
- Tuesday 1 September
- Wednesday 2 September
About Palm Beach
Palm Beach has former Gold Coast United defender Kristian Rees in their current squad and have developed a number of current and former Hyundai A-League players including our own Mitch Nichols.
Other notable alumni include Socceroos Matt Smith and Tommy Oar.
The club itself was formed in 1966 after two seasons of unofficial play and has grown to be one of the success stories of Queensland football.
Their honours include State League Premiers, South East Queensland Cup Winners, Brisbane League Club Champions and NPL Queensland Champions and Premiers.
FFA Cup History
Palm Beach progressed to the quarter final of the inaugural competition in 2014 after wins over Murwillumbah, South West QLD Thunder, Coloundra FC, Hakoah Sydney City East and South Springvale. Their end came when they matched-up against Central Coast Mariners and finished up on the wrong side of a 5-0 scoreline.
This year they have made it the hard way with three out of their four victories coming from penalty shoot-outs. Beginning with a 12-11 penalty shoot-out win over Broadbeach United, the Sharkes followed it up with a 4-3 win on penalties over South West Queensland Thunder before defeating Noosa Lions in regulation time.
In the Round of 32 their form continued, winning 8-7 in the shoot-out after coming from behind at Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast.