Eli Babalj scored on his Adelaide United debut as the Reds overcame semi-pro side Darwin Olympic 6-1 at Larrakia Park to launch their FFA Cup defence.
FFA Cup holders Adelaide United are determined not to fall victim to a giant-killing act when they launch the defence of their trophy in Darwin on Wednesday.
Mensur Kurtishi scored five goals as Brisbane Roar wrapped up their preparations for the defence of their A-League title with a 10-0 thrashing of Olympic FC.
Nick Fitzgerald's early goal put Central Coast Mariners on the way to a 3-1 win over Olympic FC in the FFA Cup Round of 16.
A second-minute goal from Craig Goodwin helped Newcastle Jets seal a comfortable 3-0 win against the Canberra NPL Allstars in a pre-season friendly.
Coach Tony Popovic was happy with Western Sydney Wanderers' showing in the 3-1 pre-season win over Canberra Olympic.
Last season’s A-League premiers Western Sydney Wanderers will step up their preparations for the new season when they play Canberra Olympic in a friendly on 15th August.