Relive our epic FFA Cup 2018 Final win over Sydney FC


In the wake of the FFA Cup Round of 32 draw which pits Adelaide United against Melbourne Knights, relive the drama-filled night that was the FFA Cup Final last year.

On Tuesday, 30 October 2018, Coopers Stadium was the venue for the title decider rematch involving Adelaide and Sydney FC.

Over 14,000 packed the terraces creating one of the most electrifying atmospheres in the country as all witnessed history.

Craig Goodwin bagged an incredible brace to inspire the Reds to a 2-1 victory over the Sky Blues and avenging their cup final heartache in 2017.

Their success in the process meant United became the first team to win the tournament twice, having clinched the trophy in 2014.

FFA Cup 2018 Final highlights: Adelaide United vs Sydney FC

How it happened…

In the 25th minute Goodwin sent his inch-perfect free-kick into the top left corner, as Andrew Redmayne could do nothing but watch the ball sail past him.

The lead was fleeting though as Alex Brosque intercepted a back pass and was adjudged to have been fouled in the process by goalkeeper Paul Izzo.

Parity would be restored three minutes later as Adam Le Fondre buried the subsequent spot-kick.

But Goodwin had the final say when he rifled home a truly sensational goal, firing a half-volley on his weaker right foot into the top corner from the edge of the box, sparking scenes of jubilation. A goal fitting to decide the outcome of any game, let alone a cup final.