Club in Focus: Cockburn City

Cockburn City will compete in the Australia Cup Final Rounds for a second time in 2022, going up against NPL Queensland outfit, Brisbane City. Today, we look at how they reached this point.

Club: Cockburn City SC
State: Western Australia   
Home ground: Dalamatinac Park
Founded: 1929
Australia Cup Final Rounds appearances (inc. 2022): Two
Best result: Round Of 32 (2016)
Head Coach: Mirko Jelicic

Road to the Round of 32:
Perth AFC 0-6 Cockburn City SC  
Joondalup United 2-4 Cockburn City SC  
Cockburn City SC 1-0 Stirling Lions
Sorrento FC 1-3 Cockburn City SC

Cockburn City secured qualification to the Australia Cup final rounds for the first time in over six years with an extra-time victory over Sorrento, defeating their opponents 3-1 away from home.

Daniel Santich put his side ahead after 25 minutes, giving Cockburn City SC a lead into halftime before Tim Hill grabbed the equaliser in the 50th minute for Sorrento.

With the game heading into extra-time, City needed a hero or two. Up stepped Harry O’Brien and Ivan Skorich who netted two goals in 10 minutes to allow Cockburn City to progress to the national stage of the competition.

Australia Cup Record
2014 – Preliminary Rounds
2015 – Preliminary Rounds
2016 – Round Of 32
2017 – Preliminary Rounds
2018 – Preliminary Rounds
2019 – Preliminary Rounds
2020 – Competition not held
2021 – Preliminary Rounds

Last Five NPL Results:

Cockburn City currently sit 10th on the NPL Western Australia ladder after 16 rounds of action and have won one of their last five games within the division.

The Western Australian club will travel to Queensland in hopes of reaching the Australia Cup Round Of 16 for the first time.

Match Details:
Brisbane City vs Cockburn City    
Date: Wednesday 27 July 2022
Time: 7:30pm AEST
Venue: Perry Park

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