Urunga FC will meet a well-known rival in their next match of the FFA Cup, drawing Edgeworth FC for the NNSWF Conference Quarterfinals in Newcastle.
Edgeworth FC were regular entrants of the NSW State Cup before it became the FFA Cup in 2014, including 2013 when they met Urunga FC in the Grand Final.
Urunga took an early lead in that match, and managed to stay in the game against the semi-professional outfit, with the F/T score ending 1-1. The match then went to penalties and Urunga kept up with Edgeworth, then pounced on their rare mistake to win the match 9 (1-1) 8.
It was a monumental victory and the first time any regional team had beaten a Newcastle side to the Silverware.
However, after fielding a fairly inexperienced team in 2013, Edgeworth are more aware of the quality that the NCF Zone has on offer, and they showed this last year when they put a strong Coffs United side to the sword.
Coffs held Edgeworth at half-time, but a strong second half performance from the Novocastrians saw them defeat United 4-0.
Edgeworth then went on to play Melbourne City in the FFA Cup Round of 32, and with most pundits expecting a one-sided affair in favour of City, the Part-Timers took the match to City. It took some magic from Aaron Mooy in the 94th minute to separate the sides.
The Raiders will play Edgeworth at Speers Point on Saturday the 18th June. It will be the fourth match of the day, with more details on the kick off timeto be released in the coming weeks.
It will take another monumental effort for Urunga to progress past Edgeworth, but we know they’ve done it before. Good luck lads, you have our support.