The players of Noble Park United Drina started the new season with a victory. Drinjani were guests of Barvon in the first round of the FFA Cup in Victoria and recorded a convincing 4: 1 (4: 1) victory.
The scorers for the Serbian club were Dragišić in the 12th minute, Stijačić in the 13th minute, Milojević in the 25th minute and Šulberg in the 31st minute, while the only home goal was Milojević’s own goal in the 3rd minute.
Drina coach Billy Armor had the following team at his disposal: B. Pejković, M. Bižu, F. Armansin, A. Milojević, A. Đukić (captain), N. Stijačić, D. Šulberg, D. Dragišić, V. Ataei, R. Mortaruolo, S. Milojević, N. Sebestjen, J. Omerogulari, N. Andrejić.
The match Barvon – Drina was played at the Varata Reserve in Dayton on Saturday, and in the pregame of the match, the reserve teams of the two rivals played a friendly match in which the Drina reservists outclassed the host with 5: 0. Andrikopoulos scored three goals, and Baco and Tomaskovic scored one goal each.
The opponent of Drina in the next round of the FFA Cup will be Sunbury United, and the match will be played on Saturday, March 6, at 2:00 PM, most likely on the field of the Serbian Sports Center Keysboro. Sanbury United is a member of the Third State League of Victoria (north-west group), a step above the rank in which the Drina competes.
From the second round, Mladost from Williamstown joined the FFA Cup, which will play away, also on Saturday at 2:00 PM, against the team of Moam Echuck Border. Williamstown is the favorite in this match as the opposing team is from the lower league of the football association in Victoria.
Eagles getting stronger!
The Springvale White Eagles have entered the finals of preparations for the start of the new season. In one of the last control matches, the Serbian representative in the NPL rank of Victoria defeated the team of Borundar Eagles with 2: 1. After 7: 3 against Drina, this victory is another indicator that coach Kirician’s team is getting in shape and will not play an episodic role in the upcoming championship.
This is supported by the information that the Eagles have additionally strengthened their playing staff in the past few days, by bringing in two proven football players. These are Brandon Jens and Brady Quinn, who in 2019 also defended the colors of the Serbian club.