Roar drawn against Lions FC in FFA Cup cracker

Brisbane Roar will meet Lions FC in a blockbuster FFA Cup Round of 16 tie, Thursday’s live draw confirmed.

The Roar came first out of the pot and Lions followed, setting up a massive match for the Queensland football community.

It’s set to be the second FFA Cup game in succession that Warren Moon has coached against a former club, having guided the Roar to a 3-0 victory over Peninsula Power in the Round of 32.

New signings Matti Steinmann, Luke Ivanovic and Juan Lescano were the scorers for Brisbane that night.

Lions, meanwhile, beat Darwin-based Casuarina FC 6-0 to reach the next round.

With the clubs now drawn together, excitement will begin to build as the likes of Josh Brindell-South, Jesse Daley and Henry Hore prepare to face their old side.

As a Member Federation club, Darren Sime’s men are the designated home team.

Fixture details including date and venue will be confirmed in the coming weeks.