Round three of the FFA Cup took place this week with seven of nine local sides progressing through. 

The first team into round four was Cringila who battled it out for 120 minutes away to St Patrick’s FC on Sunday. 

The Lions played most of the match a player down at Mani Hondroudakis saw red, but Nick High came up trumps with an extra-time winner.

Wollongong Olympic pushed through with a hard-fought victory at NPL 3 club Inter Lions on Tuesday night with youngster Josh Hawker picking up the only goal of the match. 

Unanderra also played on Tuesday night with the Hearts beating Padstow Hornets 5-2 at Ian McLennan Park. 

Jonathon Liddle scored a brace while Lachlan Martin, Save Treneski and Orcus As scored one each.

The following evening, Wollongong United travelled to NPL 4 side Fraser Park and came away with a 2-0 victory.

Mason Versi opened the scoring for the visitors before Dinko Terzic sealed United’s spot in the fourth round.

Bulli played Holroyd Rangers on Wednesday with the Illawarra Premier League outfit leaving n Rydelmere with a 10-0 win.

Luke Van Zyl and Joel Beattie scored two apiece with Luke Foster, Sam Adnum, Mitch Del Turco, Jake Levy, Harry Lloyd and Ryan Emerton also getting on the scoresheet.

Tarrawanna down Belrose-Terrey Hills Raiders 6-1 at Ian McLennan Park on Wednesday night with Jacob Gjorsevski scoring two and Cody Jones, Omi Uchendu, Tyson Black and Carter Madden also scoring.

South Coast Flame began their FFA Cup run away to NPL 4 rivals University of NSW.

Kevin Lopes scored early for University, Gerard Bruscino equalised just after half time before the Flame snatched the win in the 95th minute through Justin Smith.

Coniston are also still in contention for round four, however, they’re still waiting for their round three opponents to be decided between Brookvale and West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook.

The Albion Park White Eagles were involved in the biggest shock of the round with the Premier League contenders going down 2-1 away to San Souci.

Community League sides IFS Community Wolves and Coledale also bowed out, losing 7-0 and 6-0 to Connells Point Rovers and Bankstown United respectively.

The draw for round four is expected to take place in the coming week.

By Dylan Arvela, on Twitter @dylanarvela

Photo by Graham Brown

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