Local teams set to clash for Round Four FFA Cup

Liverpool Olympic FC president Kevin Filipakis and Premier League captain Anthony Forcella. Photo: file.
Liverpool Olympic FC president Kevin Filipakis and Premier League captain Anthony Forcella. Photo: file.

It will be a clash of orange and blue as Kemps Creek United take on Liverpool Olympic FC in the FFA Cup Round Four clash on Wednesday April 14.

The two Southern Districts Soccer Football Association premier league sides will come together in what is expected to be a memorable game for both clubs.

Kemps Creek United secretary Rob Szoszkiewicz said they were excited for the game.

"We're looking forward to the encounter and we've got a lot of respect for Liverpool Olympic," he said.

"It's a little bit different to previous games where we've gone up against opposition and haven't known how they play, we do know a little bit about how Liverpool Olympic plays.

"It will be a different one but we are obviously very cautious about what to expect."

Rob said people should expect a game that's full of emotion.

"Both teams will be fired up for the encounter," he said.

"We're getting well into the tournament now so both teams are riding with a bit of confidence.

"It should be a pretty entertaining game.

"Progressing to the fifth round, the Round of 32 for NSW would mean a lot for the club and a lot for the area."

Rob said Kemps Creek United were looking forward to the game.

"We are happy to be playing Liverpool Olympic. They are one of the teams we do respect from our association," he said.

"We've had a lot of good games across all our age groups for quite a number of years.

"Both clubs go a long way."

Liverpool Olympic FC president Kevin Filipakis said the game meant quite a lot to the club.

"It's a big step for the club to play in such a prestigious competition," he said.

"The club has never been in the FFA Cup and it's quite a big deal for us.

"We had more than 100 spectators at Hoxton Park Reserve for the Round Three clash against Phoenix FC.

"Playing against Kemps Creek, I think we could double the amount of spectators at the ground."

Kevin believe the game will be hard fought.

"I think Kemps Creek are the favourites. They've been in the premier league competition with SDSFA for quite a number of years whereas we're the new kids on the block," he said.

"It will be a close game but we are the underdogs for sure.

"It would be unreal if we went in to the next round."

"We'd start playing National Premier League (NPL) teams and you never know, we could fluke a win and play an A-League team. I doubt it very much, but you never know."

Kevin said it would've been good for both teams to progress but conceded that there can only be one winner.

"It would've been good for the district but we will see on the night who wins," he said.

The Round Four clash between Kemps Creek United and Liverpool Olympic FC will kick off at 7:30 pm at Bill Anderson Reserve, Kemps Creek.