2018 Dockerty Cup

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2018 FFV Dockerty Cup
Country Australia
Teams217
ChampionsBentleigh Greens
Runners-upHeidelberg United
2017
2019

The 2018 Dockerty Cup is a football (soccer) knockout-cup competition held between men's clubs in Victoria, Australia. Victorian soccer clubs from the 5 State League Divisions, regional, metros and masters leagues - plus the 12 Clubs from the National Premier Leagues Victoria - competed for the Dockerty Cup trophy.

The competition also served as Qualifying Rounds for the 2018 FFA Cup. In addition to the two Victorian A-League clubs, and Heidelberg United as 2017 National Premier Leagues champions, the four Preliminary Round 7 winners qualified for the final rounds of the 2018 FFA Cup, entering at the Round of 32.

Format[edit]

Round Clubs
remaining
Winners from
previous round
New entries
this round
Main Match Dates
Qualifying Round 217 none 66 10–17 February
Round 1 187 36 59 23–25 February
Round 2 141 48 36 2–6 March
Round 3 97 40 24 8–11 March
Round 4 65 33 31 17 March–2 April
Round 5 33 32 none 11–24 April
Round 6 17 16 none 1–9 May
Round 7 9 8 none 23–30 May
Play-off 5 4 1 20 June
Semi-Finals 4 4 none 26–27 June
Final 2 2 none 11 July

Prize fund[edit]

The prize fund is detailed below.[1]

Round No. of Clubs
receive fund
Prize fund
Semi-finalists or Playoff Loser 2 $2,500
Runner-up 1 $5,000
Champion 1 $10,000
Total $22,500

Preliminary rounds[edit]

Victorian clubs participated in the 2018 FFA Cup via the preliminary rounds. This was open to teams from the National Premier Leagues Victoria, Victorian State League divisions, regional and metros leagues. Teams were seeded in terms of which round they would enter based on their division in 2018. Heidelberg United did not participate in the Victorian qualifying rounds, as they had already qualified into the FFA Cup as 2017 National Premier Leagues champions.

The five qualifiers for the final rounds were:

FFA Cup Qualifiers
Avondale (2) Bentleigh Greens (2) Northcote City (2) Port Melbourne (2)
2017 NPL champion
Heidelberg United (2)

Play-off round[edit]

A total of two teams took part in this stage of the competition, with the match played on 20 June.

Tie no Home team (Tier) Score Away team (Tier)
1 Heidelberg United (2) 3–2 Avondale (2)

Semi finals[edit]

A total of four teams took part in this stage of the competition, with the matches played on 26 and 27 June.

Tie no Home team (Tier) Score Away team (Tier)
1 Port Melbourne (2) 1–5 Bentleigh Greens (2)
2 Northcote City (2) 0–2 Heidelberg United (2)

Final[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dockerty Cup 2018 Competition Regulations" (PDF). Football Federation Victoria. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 May 2018. Retrieved 29 May 2018.