FFA Cup: Edgeworth, Adamstown with mixed feelings after knockout blows

Daniel McBreen
Daniel McBreen

ADAMSTOWN took some positives and Edgeworth injuries to two attackers out of their FFA Cup defeats on Saturday.

Rosebud coach Shane Cansdell-Sherriff said his side had mixed feelings but no major injuries from their 3-0 loss to Broadmeadow.

“The goals came from set pieces, which was disappointing,” Cansdell-Sherriff said. “But they are a good side Magic, a very organised side and they have their strengths. I was happy they didn’t break us down and score goals on a break of play, which was what we were focusing on and is their strength.

“We showed some character to keep fighting and create chances at 2-0 down.

“Now that's out of the way, we can focus on the league.”

RD 13 (2.30pm): Saturday: Jaffas v Broadmeadow, Lake Macquarie v Weston. Sunday: Jets Youth v Valentine, Maitland v Charlestown, Hamilton v Adamstown.

RD 13 (2.30pm): Saturday: Jaffas v Broadmeadow, Lake Macquarie v Weston. Sunday: Jets Youth v Valentine, Maitland v Charlestown, Hamilton v Adamstown.

Adamstown, seventh on 14 points, hope to welcome back Robbie Turnbull and Thomas Carias-Cox from injury for Sunday’s away clash with Hamilton.

Edgeworth lost 3-2 to Hamilton in a thriller and are set to have Daniel McBreen and Will Bower sidelined for “at least a couple of weeks”.

McBreen came off with an ankle injury after half an hour, while Bower later succumbed to a groin strain.

Zane was philosophical about the Cup loss, which ended a three-year run of the Eagles making the round of 32. He rued missed chances from his side but felt Hamilton edged them in the second half.

“It’s like a bubble’s burst and it’s actually a bit of relief,” Zane said. “We want to win everything, and that’s not going to change, but it's so pressurised and we’d won something like 14 Cup games in a row here so that’s a fair effort and it can’t go on forever.”