Olympic gun Lucas enters the FFA Cup history books with hat-trick
Brisbane Olympic striker Chris Lucas wrote his name into FFA Cup folklore in Wednesday's stunning opening night.
A new competition record was set with 26 goals flying in across the country, a new high for most goals on a single match day.
Five of those 26 arrived in Brisbane 5-2 rout of WA side Bayswater City at Perry Park, where Lucas became the first player in FFA Cup history to score two hat-tricks (from the Round of 32 stage onwards).
The 27-year-old - who signed for the Queensland heavyweights from Bentleigh Greens in November 2018 - also notched a treble for NPL Victoria's Greens in a 4-0 win over Broadmeadow Magic in the 2018 Round of 16.
That put the striker alongside some esteemed company - the likes of Caltex Socceroos superstar Aaron Mooy, and legendary Hyundai A-League strikers Bobo (Sydney FC) and Besart Berisha (Melbourne Victory), who have all registered FFA Cup trebles.
But now, Lucas stands head and shoulders above the rest, and on the basis of the forward's clinical showing against Bayswater, who's to say the man from Tweed Heads can't add another to his name in 2019?