NPL players that impressed in the FFA Cup Quarter Finals
We're nearing the pointy end of the FFA Cup and one last Member Federation club is left standing.
Bentleigh Greens will compete in the Semi Finals for the second time in their history after edging out fellow Victorian side Heidelberg United.
They're far from the only National Premier Leagues team to impress this year, though, with the likes of Avondale FC and APIA Leichhardt also catching the eye.
Here, we assess the state-based players that turned heads in the Quarter Finals.
Elvis Kamsoba (Avondale)
Avondale's back-flipping winger took the FFA Cup 2018 by storm.
A potential goal of the tournament contender against Bulleen Lions in the fifth round was a fitting way for Elvis Kamsoba to announce himself to the national stage.
But his stock would only continue to rise, and his performances in the national round against Marconi Stallions and Devonport City rank among the most eye-catching individual displays of this year's competition.
With a clean set of heels and a full bag of tricks, Kamsoba proved a handful for every opposition defence he faced and was one of the highlights of Avondale's memorable cup run.
Sean Symons (APIA Leichhardt)
Though it didn't fall their way in the end, APIA Leichhardt always looked a chance of upsetting Adelaide United.
Central to the danger was Sean Symons.
In tandem with the effervescent Tasuku Sekiya, the Tigers' skipper drove his side forward at every opportunity and was a key creative outlet.
Symons had the second-most touches of any APIA player, contested the most duels, and created a team-high four crosses in an all-action display.
It would have been fitting for his deflected left-footed drive in the second half to have nestled in the net, rather than agonisingly against the crossbar.
Tyson Holmes (Bentleigh Greens)
All Tyson Holmes needed was one pass in the win over Heidelberg United to demonstrate his quality.
Midway through the first half, the clever attacking midfielder slipped an exquisite reverse pass into the box that confounded Heidelberg's defence and set Chris Lucas through on goal.
Striker Lucas uncharacteristically turned the opportunity past the post, but it was a glimpse of Holmes' ability to break open a tight contest.
The 30-year-old has long starred in both Queensland and Victoria and recently snared the NPL Victoria Gold Medal for the competition's top performer.
He should have little trouble adjusting to a step up in class against Adelaide United in the Semi Finals.
Christophe Theodoridis-Petropoulos (Heidelberg United)
Heidelberg United were always going to find it tough after losing star Sean Ellis during the first half of their Quarter Final.
But thanks in no small part to Christophe Theodoridis-Petropoulos, they remained in the contest until the death.
The goalkeeper was up to just about everything thrown at him, proving positional nous with several saves and cutting the angle for Lucas' one-on-one chance.
In the end, there was nothing he could do about a fine Jacob Alexander winner that sent Bentleigh through to the Semi Finals.
The Bergers shot-stopper left Kingston Heath with his reputation enhanced, even without a clean sheet.