Myrtleford pleased with FFA Cup campaign despite third round loss

Myrtleford fell one win short of achieving its goal of making the fourth round of the FFA Cup.
Myrtleford fell one win short of achieving its goal of making the fourth round of the FFA Cup.

The dream may be over for another year, but Myrtleford was delighted with the way it played in the FFA Cup.

Ringwood City defeated the AWFA league and cup champions for the second year running, 3-2, on Sunday, but the Savoys will enter their title defence full of confidence this weekend.

A double from co-coach Matt Park wasn’t quite enough to get his side past the third round fixture, with their attention shifting to the season opener against Albury City on Sunday.

“We had a crack and played some pretty good football,” Park said.

“We were obviously pretty disappointed to get knocked out, but we definitely gave it everything.

“We just didn’t take it our chances and that’s cup football for you, if you don’t take them and the other team does, you’re out.”

Park’s second leveled the match at 2-2 after 29 minutes, but Ringwood got back in front with 10 to play.

The Savoys were also beaten in round three in 2016.