Twin City make the big time |VIDEO

Football Federation Victoria captured the Wanderers as they headed off to face Heatherton.

TWIN City is within reach of a start in Australia’s version of the FA Cup.

Wanderers’ come-from-behind win against Heatherton FC in the Dockerty Cup has them in the final 32 of the state-wide knockout.

Quarter-finalists are included in the FFA Cup draw that includes A-League clubs.

On Wednesday night Twin City came from a goal down to win 3-1 at the Bosnia and Herzegovina Centre in Melbourne.

Rohan Pearce and Zac Walker (2) provided the goals that will see Wanderers play National Premier League club Avondale Heights on Sunday at Willow Park.

Coach David Afonso said it was a gutsy win.

“The ground was like a goat track so any thoughts of playing a possession game just went straight out the window,” he said.

“We told the boys we were just going to have to tough it out — it wasn’t pretty but it was never going to be a game where you could just knock the ball around.

“We went behind early through a defensive mistake and levelled up at half-time before adding the extras in the second half.”

A Football Federation Victoria ruling will mean Wanderers have just a four-day break between games.

“The rule is that all fourth round games need to be played by the end of the weekend,” he said.

“But La Trobe is out because it is being re-seeded, we can’t use Kelly Park and so we are on the third tier ground at Willow Park.

“It is small and the surface far from perfect but then again it’s a lot better than what we played on in Melbourne.”

Afonso said Matt Hasler would be added to the squad for Sunday’s clash.

“Hasler is back from suspension and we had to rest a couple of guys with niggles on Wednesday night but they too should be right to play,” he said.

The FFV directive will also see the on-again, off-again Wodonga derby between Twin City and Diamonds deferred.

The clubs are looking for a date.

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