FFV: Hume City knocked out but not bothered

THE scoreboard didn’t matter to Hume City as it crashed out of the FFV State Knockout Cup on Saturday.
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Fielding a side in which there were 11 changes from the team which beat Richmond the week before, Hume was never in the contest, losing to division 1 side Pascoe Vale 5-0.

Football operations manager Hakan Dogan said the match was about giving the younger players an opportunity.

“We wanted to have a look at where our fringe players and our junior players are at.

“It was about giving an indication on where the young players were at against a good opposition. The score didn’t matter.”

Hume finished with 10 men after Slave Bosinoski was sent off for his second bookable offence.

Dogan said Jose Guerrero and Sam Dehaini were the best during the match.

“To go out and compete the way they did gives us confidence in a couple of years time that they will be ready for regular senior berths.

“These are the players that later in the season if we have injuries or suspension will have to step up.”

He said the club was looking forward to its next opponent in the Premier League.

“We face Southern Stars, who we have never played before in competition. Like us they are a Turkish club, so it’s like a bit of a derby.”