2020 Maso Cup: It’s Rockdale again!

For the seventh time Rockdale City Suns won the traditional Macedonian-Australian cup as they defeated Broadmeadow Magic on penalties in the final.

photo by Maso Cup: the players of Rockdale City Suns with the trophy

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Once again it is the team of Rockdale City Suns that claimed the title best Macedonian club in Australia. They were never defeated this edition, only Sydenham Park managed to held them to a goalless draw in the group stage. They even smashed famous Preston Lions on the way to the table top.

In the other group, Broadmeadow Magic ended perfect with a stunning 4:0 win in the last round against Wollongong United, their top place rivals.

In the semis, Rockdale had no problems with Wollongong celebrating a comfortable 3:0 win, while Broadmeadow edged Prestron with 2:1. The final saw both undefeated sides playing against each other. The regular time ended 1:1 with Rockdale being better with 4:2 on penalties to claim their 7th Maso Cup trophy.

Group A
Rockdale City Suns – Cringila Lions 2:0
Cringila Lions – Shell Cove Barbarians 3:1
Rockdale City Suns – Shell Cove Barbarians 5:0
Preston Lions – Cringila Lions 3:0
Preston Lions – Shell Cove Barbarians 1:0
Cringila Lions – Sydenham Park 0:0
Sydenham Park – Shell Cove Barbarians 5:0
Rockdale City Suns – Sydenham Park 0:0
Preston Lions – Sydenham Park 0:0
Rockdale City Suns – Preston Lions 3:0

M W D L GP P
Rockdale City Suns 4 3 1 0 10:0 10 semis
Preston Lions 4 2 1 1 4:3 7 semis
Sydenham Park 4 1 3 0 5:0 6
Cringila Lions 4 1 1 2 3:6 3
Shell Cove Barbarians 4 0 0 4 1:14 0

Group B
Bankstown City – Wollongong United 0:1
Broadmeadow Magic – Geelong 1:0
Broadmeadow Magic – Queanbeyan City 1:0
Wollongong United – Queanbeyan City 3:1
Bankstown City – Geelong 0:1
Bankstown City – Broadmeadow Magic 0:2
Queanbeyan City – Geelong 0:2
Bankstown City – Queanbeyan City 2:0
Wollongong United – Geelong 3:0
Broadmeadow Magic – Wollongong United 4:0

M W D L GD P
Broadmeadow Magic 4 4 0 0 8:0 12 semis
Wollongong United 4 3 0 1 7:5 9 semis
Geelong 4 2 0 2 3:4 6
Bankstown City 4 1 0 3 2:4 3
Queanbeyan City 4 0 0 4 1:8 0

Semifinals
Rockdale City Suns – Wollongong United 3:0
Broadmeadow Magic – Preston Lions 2:1

Final
Rockdale City Suns – Broadmeadow Magic 1:1 (4:2 p.s.o.)

Rockdale (R) & Broadmeadow (L) before the final; photo: Maso Cup

The next 2021 edition of the Maso Cup was decided to be held in Newcastle where it will be co-hosted by Broadmeadow Magic and Newcastle Suns.

Hall of fame:
2020 Rockdale City Suns (7)
2019 Rockdale City Suns (6)
2018 Broadmeadow Magic (1)
2017 Rockdale City Suns (5)
2016 Rockdale City Suns (4)
2015 Rockdale City Suns (3)
2014 Altona Magic (2)
2013 Rockdale City Suns (2)
2012 Bankstown City Lions (1)
2011 Rockdale City Suns (1)
2010 not held
2009 Arncliffe Scots (1)
2008 Altona Magic (1)

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