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Floreat class tells against Kingsway

Report by Navrin Secker

Floreat Athena secured a 3-0 win over Olympic Kingsway to progress to Round Six of the FFA Cup on Saturday evening.

Second half goals from Nicholas Ambrogio, Robert Petkov, and Jonathon Stynes were the difference.

Olympic Kingsway frustrated their NPL WA opponents throughout the first half, with a dogged defence limiting Athena’s chances.


Petkov should have done better after heading over from Ambrogio’s brilliant corner early in the match.

And Kingsway goalkeeper Luke Hutcheson made a great save to deny Luka Ninkovic late in the half.

Garrett McDuling’s men came out firing in the second term as they heaped pressure on first division Olympic’s defence.

And they soon got their breakthrough as Ambrogio got on the end of Phillip Arnold’s cross and headed home at the back post.

The hosts had Hutcheson to thank minutes later after a miraculous double save, first tipping Arnold’s curling effort onto the post before saving the rebound.

Hutcheson’s heroics were in vain, however, as Petkov calmly finished from Dean Evans’ cross just minutes later.

Olympic Kingsway’s efforts to get back into the match left their defence vulnerable and Stynes capitalised with a tap-in to put the result beyond doubt.

Star player: Nicholas Ambrogio (Floreat Athena)

Olympic Kingsway 0
Floreat Athena 3
(Ambrogio 38min, Petkov 70, Stynes 79)

Olympic Kingsway Sports Club
Saturday, May 18
Referee: David Bruce
Assistant referees: Adam Hicks, Liviu Katona

Olympic Kingsway: 3. Jordan POKLER, 4. Luke SERRA, 5. Luke PALMATEER, 6. Kristopher GATE, 7. David MOLINARI (8. James VENESS 83), 12. Christoper RIZIDIS, 13. Charlie BREEN, 14. Joshua TUCKER, 17. Eraste VYAMUNGA (10. Nathan THORP 84), 19. Kieron STALLARD, 21. Luke HUTCHESON
Unused substitutes: Duncan LENNON BLACK, Daragh KAVANAGH, Alexander DOMIANOPOLOUS
Yellow cards: Pokler 39, Breen 56
Red cards: Nil

Floreat Athena: 1. Jason SALDARIS, 2. Marco SANTALUCIA (3. Tristan COLLI 82mins), 4. Adrian MADASCHI, 6. Jesse FULLER, 8. Jonathon STYNES, 9. Robert PETKOV, 10. Luka NINKOVIC (17. Dean EVANS 46), 11. Dennis GALAN, 15. Chris SALDARIS (29. Jack ANDREWS 46), 18. Phillip Arnold, 21. Nicholas AMBROGIO
Unused substitutes: 13. George FESTA, 23. Jordan BARBAS
Yellow cards: Ninkovic 44, Galan 55
Red cards: Nil