The Devonport Strikers are dreaming of a repeat of 2016 as they return to the National stage, travelling to take on Northcote City FC in the Round of 32 of the FFA Cup on Tuesday night.
Last time around, back in 2016, it was a brand new experience for the Strikers. They entered with wide eyes and no real sense of just how significantly the Cup would go on to capture the local community’s imagination. This time they return knowing exactly how big of a deal it is, acutely aware ‘The Magic of the Cup’ is not just a tagline.
They might not have a home game this time around, but those two magical nights at Valley Road in 2016, showed exactly what this competition is all about. Over 5500 fans braved the monsoonal like weather that afflicted both games, but ultimately only added to atmosphere of the occasions. Not that they lack for it, but the allure of delivering another home game to their adoring Valley Road faithful in the next round of the Cup, should be added motivation for them.
How To Watch
GET TO THE GAME
Venue: Veneto Club, 91 Bulleen Rd, Bulleen VIC 3105
Kick Off: 7:30pm
Tickets are still available, so if you can get to the Veneto Club, why not experience the magic of the cup first hand! Tickets are available at the gate, or online here
WATCH IT ON FOX SPORTS OR LIVE STREAM
If you can’t get to the game, don’t miss a minute of the action by watching the Fox Sports Live Stream.
For this you will require a Fox Sports Digital Subscription. This cost $5 per month, and can be cancelled at any time, if you are just wanting it for the game. For more information on how to sign up, or to see if you are eligible for a free Subscription: Click Here for more information
Alternatively if you tune into Channel 505 from 7:00pm AEST, the main broadcast game will cut to the Veneto Club for any goals that are scored.
FOLLOW THE LIVE BLOG
Slice of Cheese will be running a Live Blog of the game, with live updates, pictures, commentary and all the colour from the airport departure lounge to the Veneto Club. Click here for the Matchday Blog