Melbourne City will play off in the FFA Cup final for the club's first trophy after overcoming Melbourne Victory 2-0 in a high-octane derby at AAMI Park on Tuesday night.
Luke Brattan's contentious first-half goal and Fernando Brandan's clincher 13 minutes from time gave City the final berth, which will be played at the same venue against Sydney FC on Nov. 30. And unlike their A-League duel of 10 days ago, City were made to work for this win.
The fight was on from the first whistle.
Every foul seemed...
Tommy Oar has declared that Brisbane Roar will be up for the fight when they host early A-League pacesetters Perth Glory on Sunday.
After a scratchy start to the season, the Roar notched their first win with a 1-0 result over the Central Coast Mariners in Gosford at the weekend.
The Glory are second on the ladder and undefeated following a stunning 3-2 win away to Melbourne City -- the game in which coach Kenny Lowe earned a two-match touchline ban for abusing a referee.
Lowe bristled in his post-match...
Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe has accepted a two-match ban over his bust-up with the referees in his side's A-League match with the Melbourne City.
Lowe was involved in a heated altercation with referee Alan Milliner during the half-time break in Glory's 3-2 win over City on Friday night.
City had just equalised through a penalty, but a number of Glory players were unhappy with the decision.
While Lowe claimed to be the peacemaker in the incident, saying he only went on to the pitch to get his players...
Sydney FC have made their pitch to host the FFA Cup final, confident they can draw a big crowd and arguing it's only fair the harbour city have a turn after Melbourne held last year's decider.
The Sky Blues will learn their opponent on Tuesday night after Melbourne City clash with defending champions Melbourne Victory in a derby semifinal at AAMI Park.
After that, one of Australia's biggest interstate rivalries will heat up as the winner vies with Sydney to host the showpiece event on Nov. 29 or...