Adelaide Olympic’s FFA Cup run has come to an end after being defeated by Hume City 3-1 at VALO Football Centre.
The match started slow, however, picked up, making for an eventful first half.
A yellow card was issued to Olympic’s Paul Espina in the 18th minute after a collision with Hume City FC.
Olympic’s Ricardo Da Silva had a shot at goal in the 21st minute, however, it was just wide of the far post, proving a missed opportunity.
However, two minutes later, Mamadi Kamara scored for Olympic, making it 1-0 with a magnificent solo run, cutting in from the far side.
In the 32nd minute though, Olympic’s joy was cut short, with Hume City’s Marko Delic equalising after a goalmouth scramble.
Approaching half time, tensions ran high, with the hope that Olympic would be able to get ahead before the whistle.
While no real opportunities were made for Olympic, Hume had a free kick in the 44th minute, however, this was an unsuccessful attempt to get ahead.
At half time, the score was 1-1, making for a nerve-wracking second half that could’ve gone either way.
Shortly after the break, Da Silva took the first corner of the game for Olympic. This was followed by a second and third attempt, all of which were unsuccessful.
Five minutes into the second half, Hume City had an unsuccessful shot at goal, striking just over the crossbar.
The 60th minute saw Hume City score, bringing the score to 1-2. They found an outlet on the right-wing, wasting little time finding Delic with a low ball to his feet. Delic doubles his and Hume’s tally on the night.
An opportunity presented itself for Olympic in the 63rd minute, however, they were unsuccessful. This was followed up by a free kick for Ricardo Da Silva in the 67 th minute, which was shot just high of the net.
In the 71st minute, Marko Delic scored his third goal for the night, which brought the score to 1-3. Following Olympic’s third concession of the night, goalkeeper Daniel Vaughan was substituted for reserve keeper Nikolas Harpas.
With just over 10 minutes left on the VALO scoreboard clock, Marko Delic attempted for his fourth of the night, however, it was unsuccessful.
As a last attempt for the night, Da Silva tried to score from within the box, however, Hume’s defence overpowered him.
Despite a solid effort, Olympic couldn’t do enough to hold Hume City back, with the final score being 3-1.
Da Silva’s performance was a stand out for the match, with his resilience showing until the final whistle.
Hume City will progress into the Quarter Finals of the FFA Cup and will face Hyundai A-League outfit Central Coast Mariners.
Adelaide Olympic will now turn their attention to their NPL Elimination Final against MetroStars, which will kick-off at 6.00pm at VALO Football Centre on Saturday, August 31.