Boambee's FFA Cup run ends in round 6
THE Boambee Bombers have bowed out of the FFA Cup in the sixth round of the nationwide competition at Lake Macquarie.
Representing North Coast Football, the Bombers fell to a heavy 6-0 to the highly fancied Charlestown City Blues FC in the Northern New South Wales play-offs.
The Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility hosted the final eight teams in the FFA Cup Qualifying Round which resulted in an all-National Premier Leagues (NPL) Northern NSW 'final four'.
The day kicked off with Hamilton Olympic causing an upset of sorts over Edgeworth Eagles who will now miss out on appearing in the Round of 32 for the first time in four years.
A second-half goal to Eagles' Bailey Garland equalised the game, but Jacob Bailey found the back of net with ten minutes remaining that ultimately proved to be the winner of a thrilling contest.
Kale Bradbery scored two well-finished goals in the first half to give his side the advantage, and Luke Virgili would score a second-half header to seal the win.
The Jaffas lead at half-time 4-0 through goals from Ben Hay (x2), Bren Hammel and Tom Waller, and continued that dominance into the second by scoring another four from Nathan Verity, Marcus Duncan and Finn Pariss and another to Bren Hammel.
Scott Smith scored a hat-trick to help his side in making their first 'Final Four' appearance in their club's history.
The winners of these matches will qualify to represent NNSWF in the FFA Cup Round of 32.