Macarthur FC advance to Australia Cup quarter finals for first time

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Macarthur FC have advanced to the quarter finals of the Australia Cup for the first time after a 4-0 away win over South Australia State League 1 outfit Modbury Jets.

Dwight Yorke’s charges ended the Jets’ Cup campaign courtesy of a double to fan favourite Lachie Rose and one each from Al Hassan Toure and another popular player, Charles M’Mombwa, pictured scoring above.

New Bulls coach Dwight Yorke, while happy with the win, did not pull any punches about the performance of his side in South Australia.

“I thought we were a bit lucky in the first half, we didn’t play particularly great,’’ Yorke said after the match.

“We changed the shape a little bit for this game, and maybe we confused the players a little bit. But nevertheless, Modbury were outstanding first half and we needed to get a grip of the game.

“Overall, there was some good stuff in there, and some bad stuff which makes us learn what we are doing.

“We are still very early in the process of the team in terms of getting to know the personnel, so this was a bit of a learning curve for us, but nevertheless we got through to the next round which was our main aim.

“This competition is a big competition. It means a lot and we certainly want to try and go as far as possible,” Yorke said.

The draw for the Australia 2022 quarter finals will take place live on 10 Play on Wednesday, 17 August.

The quarter finals are scheduled for August 27, 28, 30 and 31.

Like in 2021, the Australia Cup 2022 will serve as a pathway to Asia, with the winner of the competition granted one of Australia’s slots in the group stage of the AFC Cup 2023.

The AFC Cup is the second highest level of club football in Asia, sitting below the AFC Champions League.

 The winner of the Australia Cup 2022 will be crowned on Saturday, October 1, 2022, when the final is contested just days prior to the commencement of the eighteenth season of A-League men on Friday, October 7, 2022.

All Australia Cup 2022 final rounds matches will be broadcast live and free on 10 Play, thanks to Football Australia’s broadcast partner, Network 10.

The Bulls boys celebrate their victory in South Australia last night.

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