It is the final night of the Round of 32 for the 2018 FFA Cup and we have an A-League heavy night of action with just one all NPL matchup from the six matches. That means we have some bigger stadiums in action tonight with some new canteens to feature in part three of our FFA Cup Canteens series. Little tip, read this one on a full stomach.
Read Part 1 of our Canteen Delights series here.
Read Part 2 of our Canteen Delights series here.
Perth Glory v Melbourne Victory – Dorrien Gardens
Dorrien Gardens in Perth has already had a run in our Canteen Delights series when the ground hosted Gwelup Croatia SC and Adelaide Comets on the first matchday.
As highlighted there, the menu at the ground is plentiful with pasta and seafood highlighting a what will be on offer for Tony Popovic’s first game in charge.
Brisbane Roar v Melbourne City – Dolphin Stadium (Redcliffe)
For the second straight season Melbourne City open up their FFA Cup campaign north of Brisbane at Dolphin Stadium.
The canteens around the ground will offer everything you would expect a stadium to with hot chips, snack food and other regular staples.
Next door is the Dolphins Leagues Club which offers a range of pregame options from restaurants to snack foods.
Gold Coast Knights v Newcastle Jets – CBus Super Stadium
Once the home of Gold Coast United in the A-League (and still the Gold Coast Titans), CBus at Robina offers the food you would expect at a major sporting ground with burgers, fries and snacks.
While there are no overly exotic options, you know the smell of the chips will tempt plenty of passers-by at the ground.
Northcote City FC v Devenport Strikers – Veneto Club
The NPL Victorian side will want to put their best foot forward on the national stage when they host Tasmanian side Devenport Strikers (not to be confused with Brisbane Strikers).
With their Greek origins, expect plenty of yiros and other Mediterranean cuisine on offer at the ground tonight.
Bentleigh Greens v Wellington Phoenix – Kingston Heath
Perhaps the most famous canteen in the short history of the FFA Cup, the Bentleigh Greens canteen became famous for its Souvlaki when Andy Harper downed three during a broadcast.
If you see some smoke drifting towards the field during the broadcast, do not worry, it is just the hardworking volunteers trying to keep up with the massive demand.
A club spokesperson told the Ladbrokes Blog “Prepared by our volunteers it has been become a must have accessory when watching any Greens game at Kingston Heath. Unlike a normal souvlaki the Greens souvlaki incorporates a traditional pita from the island of Cyprus using a family recipe and made here with love and dedication.”
With this match getting the feature treatment from Fox tonight, expect the callers to satisfy their mid-match cravings with a couple of tasty treats.
As a viewer do not be surprised if this game brings on a few stomach rumbles.
Hellenic AC v Western Sydney Wanderers – Darwin Football Stadium
Greek Yiros in either chicken or lamb with chips is an absolute hit with fans at Darwin Football Stadium and for $12 provides all the sustenance you need for a night of FFA Cup football.
Along with this all burgers, pies, hot dogs, cheese kransky, hot dogs and wingdings will also be available for those looking for something else to eat.
But why would you eat anything else when the good people who run the Hellenic Athletic canteen make the best Yiros in Darwin? Hellenic Athletic have also informed the Ladbrokes Blog that there will be extra staff put on that night to ensure that as many fans as possible get their Yiros fix.
There will also be a donut van at the ground offering good old fashioned hot jam donuts.
Yiros for dinner, jam donuts for dessert – an outstanding combination!