Avondale are through to the fourth round of the Nike F.C. Cup after a thrilling 4-3 win in extra time over State League 1 side St Albans!
Rachael Grbac scored twice for the Avengers, with Mie Inoue also finding the back of the net in the 89th minute. With the game in extra time, Nyankor Joseph scored the winning goal to send Avondale on to the next round.
With 16 sides left in the tournament, Avondale – playing in Victoria’s fifth tier this season – are the only side remaining from outside the state’s top two divisions, a remarkable achievement!
Avondale will face another big test in the next round, with the Avengers set to play the Melbourne Knights, with a time, date and venue still to be confirmed. The Knights defeated Fawkner SC in round three.