Sor­rento edge closer to na­tional Cup spot

Joondalup Times - - SPORT -

SOR­RENTO pro­gressed to the fi­nal four of the WA leg of the FFA Cup with a 2-0 vic­tory over Wan­neroo City on Satur­day.

The Gulls scored a goal in each half at Kingsway Sport­ing Com­plex to elim­i­nate their lower-tiered op­po­nents from the com­pe­ti­tion.

The win brings the side a step closer to a sec­ond berth in the na­tional leg of the tour­na­ment.

Coach Jamie Harn­well told foot­ball­ his team was gun­ning for an­other op­por­tu­nity to face Aus­tralia’s best.

“For the boys who were there against Syd­ney FC (in 2015), they know the oc­ca­sion and the ex­pe­ri­ence and they wanted to be back do­ing that again,” he said.

“We have to get there first and then we aim to be the first WA team to progress past the round of 32.”

Wan­neroo as­sis­tant coach Brad Hay­ward said it was pleas­ing for his Foot­ball West Di­vi­sion One team to hold its own against a top-ranked NPL WA side the likes of Sor­rento.

“It’s about be­ing the best we can be against the best op­po­si­tion and play­ing against teams like Sor­rento is where we want to be,” he said.

The Gulls face an­other Di­vi­sion One side in the Dianella White Ea­gles in the next round on June 5.

NPL WA ac­tion re­turns this week­end, with third­placed Sor­rento fac­ing Bal­catta af­ter de­feat­ing Su­bi­aco 2-0 on May 13.

Trail­blaz­ing new­com­ers Joon­dalup United (fifth) con­tin­ues its push for the top four in the lo­cal derby against ECU Joon­dalup (sev­enth).

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