Hume City has a real opportunity to make it through to the last four of the FFA Cup, having yet again avoided a clash with an A-League side.
Just one of three non A-League sides in the quarter finals, City has been drawn to play fellow Victorian National Premier League side Oakleigh Cannons at home.
Hume City won through to the quarter finals with a 3-1 victory over Sydney Olympic at Broadmeadows Valley Stadium on Tuesday night.
Daniel Clark opened the scoring for City in the 35th minute and Marcus Schroen made it 2-0 going into half time.
Olympic hit back through Dimitri Hatzimouratis in the 63th minute, before Theo Markelis scored the sealer for City in the 83rd minute.
City coach Louie Acevski said the game was much easier to watch than his side’s last kick thriller against Brisbane Strikers in their round of 32 match.
“It’s a great feeling and I’m excited for the team and it’s about enjoying the moment,” Acevski said.
“It’s tough going into games with not knowing much about our opponents, so I’m ecstatic with the win.
“I would rather win 3-1 then a nerve wracking win in the last minute of extra time.”
City was slow out of the blocks, but quickly found their range.
“Sydney played the best for the first 15 minutes and then we took over control of the game.
“I just said to the boys to keep getting some shape in the midfield and the opportunities to score goals will come.
“The boys have been fantastic and I can’t ask for anything more from them.”
City didn’t have to wait long to find out their opponent in the next round with the draw happening straight after Tuesday night’s game.
“A home match was what we were hoping for,” Acevski said,
“We got that and it helps give yourself the best chance of making the semi finals.
“Not playing an NPL side does increase the chances of making the semi finals.”
Unlike their two opponents in the last two rounds, City knows what to expect from the Cannons.
The game will either be played on September 22 or 23.
“We have played them three times this year for a win, loss and draw.
“Anything can happen and we will prepare for a normal game.”