Adelaide United vow more FFA Cup success


Adelaide United goalscorer Jimmy Jeggo says the reigning Westfield FFA Cup holders want to go all the way again after Wednesday night’s 6-1 demolition of Darwin Olympic in the Top End.

With a strong starting XI, United had to work hard early on before eventually dispatching Olympic in the competition’s Northern Territory debut.

And for Jeggo, a winning result and a couple of goals made it a perfect night in Darwin.

The midfielder said the win sent a clear message of intent by the Reds, who won the inaugural FFA Cup trophy last year defeating Perth Glory in the final.

“We said it last year, it’s a chance to win things and you play football to win things. And obviously there are the two titles in the league and now this [the FFA Cup],” he told Fox Sports.

“It’s a chance to win something and we’re not going to let it go lightly.”

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Jeggo was instrumental in the win at the Darwin Football Stadium with two quick-fire goals and now looms as a key man for the Reds under new coach Guillermo Amor, who was in his first competitive game in charge after the departure of Josep Gombau.

“It’s something I’ve been keen to improve [goalscoring] to my game so it was a good way to start tonight and hopefully it continues,” Jeggo said.

“It was a good test and we had to weather that [early] storm and keep doing what we’re good at and eventually we did create chances.”