Redlands United and Surfers Paradise Apollo are just hours away from their Westfield FFA Cup Round of 32 debuts in a mammoth Wednesday night of football.
The two Queensland clubs have drawn vastly differing opponents but share the same goal of upsetting the odds in their first national appearances.
Redlands’ hosting of Hyundai A-League champions Adelaide United at Perry Park will be front and centre to the action as Fox Sports broadcast the David vs. Goliath battle live on Fox Sports 5 (channel 506).
The PlayStation® 4 National Premier Leagues side have already tasted the media buzz this week with coach Matt Chandler and star man Graham Fyfe outlining their ambitions to 9 News Brisbane.
— Nine News Brisbane (@9NewsBrisbane) August 2, 2016
Fellow Red Devils veteran Russell Woodruffe popped up on Triple M Brisbane’s breakfast show to chat with Greg Martin and famous football fan Ed Kavalee about the ‘biggest game of his career’.
— Marto & Ed Kavalee (@MartoAndEd) August 2, 2016
CLICK HERE to listen to Woodruffe’s chat beginning at the 42:00 minute mark.
Surfers Paradise, meanwhile, have trained for the first time in the nation’s capital ahead of their clash with PS4 NPL Capital Football outfit Canberra Olympic.
Speaking to the Gold Coast Bulletin, Apollo coach David Benigno says underdog status will suit his side after a fairytale journey to the Round of 32.
What an EPIC ACHIEVEMENT!!!!!! Go Davey!! Go Boys!!! We are SO PROUD OF YOU ALL no matter what the outcome of… https://t.co/HikloQBmzM
— SP APOLLO SC (@SURFERSAPOLLO) August 2, 2016
But the hosts believe an unexpected edge will help freeze the sun-drenched visitors’ stunning run.
— James Hall (@James_P_Hall) August 3, 2016
— Sarah Walsh (@swalshy9) August 3, 2016
Find out how Surfers Paradise fare by tuning into Fox Sports’ online stream at www.foxsports.com.au/football/ffa-cup/ffacupondemand.