The Australia Cup has weaved its magic once more as semi-professional Victorian outfit Oakleigh Cannons stunned Sydney FC on Wednesday evening to book a place in the competition’s final four.
With NSW side Sydney United 58 having already secured a place in the semi-finals on Sunday, it means two teams from outside the A-League have advanced to the competition’s penultimate round for the first time in its history.
They will be joined by Macarthur and Brisbane Roar, who downed fellow A-League Men opponents Wellington Phoenix and Adelaide United in other Wednesday evening fixtures, 2-0 and 2-1 respectively.
In the draw conducted immediately after the matches, United were drawn to host the Roar in the semi-finals while the Cannons welcome Macarthur to Jack Edwards Reserve.
Regardless of who triumphs, Sydney FC and Adelaide’s elimination means the Cup is now guaranteed a first-time winner.