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FFA Cup Round 4 Welcomes NPL Victoria Clubs

A live stream game between NPL Victoria heavyweights Hume City and South Melbourne headlines a blockbuster Easter long weekend that welcomes top flight teams to the 2018 FFA Cup.

The Good Friday showdown between Hume and South will be streamed live on both FFV Facebook and FFV YouTube and will interest a national audience due to the recent FFA Cup success of both teams.

The two clubs are among Victoria's most successful in the FFA Cup's short history, with Hume City making the semi-finals in 2015 as the most successful Member Federation club, while South Melbourne matched the feat as Victoria's most successful club in the cup last year.

The match is the only one fixtured for Good Friday and will kick off at 5pm at Hume City's ABD Stadium. Tickets will be available at the gate.

The live stream is part of a broader initiative by Football Federation Victoria to get football fans out to experience the "Magic of the Cup" and get hooked on NPL Victoria action.

NPL matches break over Easter weekend for the FFA Cup but continue this weekend in the lead up. See the full NPL Victoria fixture here.

31 NPL Victoria clubs enter at the FFA Cup Round 4 stage, with the only exceptions being Heidelberg United* and the youth teams of Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City.

State League teams will be looking to take NPL Victoria scalps across many of the 32 Round 4 ties. See the full fixture here. FFA Cup qualifying rounds double as the state men's knock-out cup, the Dockerty Cup proudly presented by Mitre.

Well-supported State League 1 outfit Preston Lions will be trying to take an NPL 2 scalp when they face Nunawading City at BT Connor Reserve, while FC Bulleen Lions will be out to prevent an upset when they host State League 1's Geelong SC.

Other highly anticipated matches in FFA Cup Round 4 include the all-NPL Victoria duel between Port Melbourne Sharks and Pascoe Vale, while NPL faces NPL 2 Oakleigh Cannons play Eastern Lions, Bentleigh Greens host Box Hill United, Melbourne Knights face Altona Magic, Green Gully play Moreland City, Avondale FC travels to Werribee City and Kingston City plays Dandenong Thunder.

The four winners of FFA Cup Round 7 will advance to the National Round of 32, where Hyundai A-League teams and Heidelberg United will enter the draw.

*Heidelberg United has already qualified for the FFA Cup Round of 32 as National Premier Leagues national champion. The Bergers will still enter the Dockerty Cup as holders at the final five stage of the tournament.

 

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