Stallions, Eagles through


Brimbank Stallions kicked off their Australia Cup campaign in stunning fashion on Wednesday night.

State league 1 and 2 teams enter the competition in the third round, joining the winners so far from the earlier rounds.

The Stallions hosted North Caulfield at City Vista Pavilion and Sports Field, in Ozan Kara’s first official game as coach.

North Caulfield hit the scoreboard first in the eighth minute to open up an early lead.

The Stallions scored the next two, including one from a penalty, to lead 3-1 at half time.

The extra experience of the Stallions started to show through early in the second half scoring three quick goals to make the lead 5-1.

North Caulfield got one back to reduce the margin, before the Stallions cancelled it out from the restart.

North Caulfield got a third goal, before the Stallions finished it off with another to win 7-3.

Aaron Smith scored three goals, with Yoshinori Mori scoring two goals.

Kiyuss Leski and Shariff Abdul Karim also scored.

Among those to take the pitch for the Stallions was 18-year- old Jacob Gozon who was making his senior debut off the bench having come through the junior pathway at the club.

The win has the Stallions moving into the fourth round.

Keilor Park was also on the winners list Thursday night against Hampton East Brighton.

It was a hard fought win for the Eagles, winning 6-3.

The Western Eagles were set to face the Doncaster Rovers on Thursday night, with scores not available at deadline.

The Albion Rovers faced Westside Strikers on Friday night, while Sydenham Park was due to face Heatherton United.

Westgate was set to face Gippsland United on Saturday, while Westvale Olympic was due to play Lyndale United.

Western Suburbs completes the third round against South Springvale on Tuesday night.