Royals win 3rd Round FFA Cup clash in thrilling penalty shootout

Well done to our Senior Men, who won their 3rd Round FFA Cup clash against Brimbank Stallions in a thrilling penalty shootout. 
Having been 1-1 at the half-time break, we went ahead 2-1 midway through the second half. Unfortunately the two goals scored by new signings, Joel Nikolic and Irish international, Graham Kelly, weren't enough to get us over the line, as Brimbank clawed their way back into the game after being awarded a penalty. With the score locked at 90min we went into extra time, with Callum Freeman scoring a brilliant goal in the first half of extra time, seeing us go ahead 3-2 before a second penalty was conceded.
Brilliant goal saving heroics by new keeper Andre Jannese, saw us win the penalty shootout 4-3. 
We'd also like to congratulate our other new signings Aaron Ward, Miso Ceh, Chris Talajic, Liam O'Connell and Cameron Davies who all impressed on debut.

We'd also like to thank all the supporters who came out today to show their support. Well done to all involved in today's game.

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Joanna Margiolis