2016–17 Sri Lanka FA Cup

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2016–17 Sri Lanka FA Cup
Cargills Food City FA Cup
Country Sri Lanka
Dates24 November 2016 –
Teams672

The 2016-17 was the 55th season of Sri Lanka FA Cup, the top tier knockout football tournament in Sri Lanka. It was sponsored by Cargills for the 4th consecutive year, and known as Cargills Food City FA Cup.[1] There were 672 clubs participating in 66 leagues around the country.[2] The tournament began on 24 November 2016 with the preliminary round.

The defending champions were Army.

Team allocation[edit]

The preliminary rounds were conducted at league level on a knockout basis. Accordingly, each league held knockout rounds for its clubs and the champions from each league advanced to the next round. A total of 60 (minus the 6 services) teams advanced and were added to the 31 teams who were among the final 32 team of the Cargills Food City FA Cup 2015.

Out of the qualified 60 teams, six received byes and the remaining 54 played a second round on a knockout basis. The qualifying 27 teams went into a draw with the remaining 37 teams. The final 64 teams were drawn to play the third stage.

Prior to entering for the tournament, from the total of 91 teams, 29 received the go to the next round based on their performance in the FA cup in 2015. A draw was held to fix the matches for this round.

Teams[edit]

Round Clubs Remaining Clubs involved Byes Received
Preliminary Round 60 641
Second Round 27 54
Third Round 32 64 37
Fourth Round 16 32
Fifth Round 8 16
Quarter Finals 4 8
Semi Finals 2 4
Finals 1 2

Prize Fund[edit]

  • The winners received a cash award of Rs. 700,000.

Preliminary round[edit]

In the preliminary round 641 clubs competed in their leagues. Then the winners of each league qualified for the second round. The second round consisted of 61 league winners.

League winners[edit]

This 61 league winners qualified for the second round.[3]

Second round[edit]

61 clubs of league winners contested in this round. The 30 winners advanced to the third round.[4]

Old Bens3–1Sunshine
Solaniya3–0Technic
Grahaloka0–0
(1–3 p)
UO Moratuwa
Kurundhuwatta Utd1–1
(6–5 p)
Green Field
Urban Council0–5Golden Rise
Jupiters4–1HGS Blue
Old Mazenodian7–1Thotawatte
Cooray SC3–0Kahatowita JF
Navagampura3–0Paramount
Al Hira3–0Lucky Birds
Anuradhapura Utd1–3Wimbledon
Easwaran3–0Freedom
Serendib2–2
(6–5 p)
Red Sun
Leo5–1BM Youth
Manchester1–4Maya
Gold Moon3–0Al Adhan
Young Birds1–0Young Marians
Philip Gunawardena A3–0Medagama
Youth0–3Municipal Council
Walawa2–5Liberty
St.Xavier’s3–0Iqbal
Vinmeengal0–3Kurinchikalum
Young Birds3–0Diamonds
Vaanavil0–10Olympic
Reliance3–0Pioneer
National3–0oung Lions
Jegameetpar0–1Prisons Department
Joseph Vaz1–2SLTB

Third round[edit]

17 March 2017 [1]

Uni of Moratuwa 0–7 New Youngs FC

22 March 2017 [2]

Java Lane 2–0 Prison SC

Municipal Council (Rathnapura) 0–9 Saunders SC

24 March 2017 [3]

Air Force SC 13–0 Reliance SC

Liverpool SC 3–4 St.Mary’s SC

27 March 2017 [4]

Nawagampura SC 1—3 Crystal Palace FC

28 March 2017 [5]

St.Nicholas SC 4–0 Al Hira SC

Singing Fish SC 3–0 Jupiters SC

Kurinjikumaran SC 1–2 Brilliant SC

30 March 2017 [6]

Colombo FC 2–0 SLTB SC

2 April 2017 [7]

Olympic SC 0–3 Super Sun SC

Navy SC 2-0 Cooray SC

Maya SC (Kegalle FL) 0–3 Army SC (walkover)

St.Xavier’s SC (Madhu Manthai FL) 0–3 Matara City Club (walkover)

Pelicans SC 3–0 Philip Gunawardena SC (Seethawaka FL) (walkover)

Jet Liners SC 3–0 Solaniya SC (walkover)

7 April 2017 [8]

Old Mazenodians SC 2–3 Civil Security SC

Up Country Lions 5–1 Gold Moon SC (Matale FL)

Old Bens SC 1–2 New Star SC

Negombo Youth 9–0 Green Light SC (Trincomalee FL)

Police SC 9–0 Liberty SC (Bandarawela FL)

Leo SC (Kurunegala FL) 2–0 Thihariya Youth SC

Sivanantha SC 0–3 Kirulapone Utd

Renown SC 3–0 Young Birds SC (Mulativu FL)

8 April 2017 [9]

Serendib SC 1 (4)–1 (2) St.Joseph’s SC

Easwaran SC (Vavuniya FL) 3–0 Kalutara Park (walkover)

Wimbledon SC (Puttlam FL) 3–0 Hillary SC

Kurunduwatta SC (Galle FL) 0–1 Comrades SC

Young Birds SC (N’Eliya FL) 1–0 Solid SC

Renown SC (Hatton FL) 0–3 Blue Star SC

Red Star SC 10–1 National SC (Kanthankudy FL)

Date unknown

Golden Rise SC 3–0 Highlanders (awarded due to ineligible players) [10]

Fourth round[edit]

9 April 2017 [11] [12] [13]

Super Sun SC 2–1 Serendib SC

Saunders SC 6–1 Up Country Lions SC

Blue Star SC 3–0 Leo SC

10 April 2017 [14]

Crystal Palace 1(3)–1(2) New Youngs FC

11 April 2017 [15]

Negombo Youth 6–0 Jet Liners SC

Easwaran SC 0–20 Army SC

12 April 2017 [16] [17]

Brilliant SC 2–1 Red Star SC

St.Mary’s SC 12–0 Wimbledon SC

St.Nicholas’ SC 0–1 Navy SC

21 April 2017 [18]

Civil Security 1(3)–1(4) Air Force SC

24 April 2017 [19] [20] [21]

Golden Rise SC 1–4 Renown SC

Kirulapone United 1–5 Java Lane

Colombo FC 3–0 Young Birds SC (walkover)

Comrades SC 2(1)–2(4) Pelican SC

25 April 2017 [22]

Police SC 0(1)–0(4) Singing Fish SC

Date unknown [23]

Matara City 3–1 New Star SC

Round of 16[edit]

26 April 2017 Super Sun1–0St.Mary's
29 April 2017 SL Navy1–4SL Army
29 April 2017 Renown8–0Brilliant
30 April 2017 Pelicans0–5Colombo
30 April 2017 Saunders2–2
(3–1 p)
Negombo Youth
30 April 2017 SL Air Force3–0Matara City
1 May 2017 Java Lane2–0Crystal Palace
1 May 2017 Singing Fish1–2Blue Star

Quarterfinals[edit]

6 May 2017 SL Army12–1Super Sun
6 May 2017 Saunders2–1Blue Star
7 May 2017 SL Air Force0–1Colombo
7 May 2017 Renown1–3Java Lane

Semifinals[edit]

13 May 2017 SL Army3–2Colombo
13 May 2017 Saunders1–1
(3–5 p)
Java Lane

Final[edit]

SL Army5–1Java Lane

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.thepapare.com/cargills-food-city-fa-cup-begins-for-the-4th-year/
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-12-20. Retrieved 2016-12-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://www.thepapare.com/fa-cup-201617-league-winners/
  4. ^ http://www.thepapare.com/dilshan-hat-trick-propels-old-bens-past-sunshine/

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