Kemps Creek United's FFA Cup dream is over after being defeated by Wollongong United 4-1 in a fiery fourth round battle on Wednesday night.
With a spot in the fifth round on the line, the game saw more cards issued than goals scored.
Playing at their home ground at Bill Anderson Reserve, Kemps Creek looked dangerous in the first half of the game.
Their aggressive style of play kept Wollongong at bay but unfortunately Kemps Creek couldn't find the back of the net, ultimately squandering any chance of an early lead.
A scrappy goal from a corner put Wollongong ahead 1-0 in the first half as tensions skyrocketed between the two teams.
Tempers flared in the first half as yellow cards were issued to players from both teams. A total of eight yellow cards and one red card were issued during the game.
The second half brought a different tone to the game as Wollongong took control, scoring an early goal in the second half to make it 2-0.
A quicker pace from Wollongong United made it harder for Kemps Creek to fight back and the visitors managed to find the back of the net two more times to make it 4-0.
A late goal from Kemps Creek was the only consolation they had in the second half as they were out played by Wollongong.
Kemps Creek coach, Jarrod Carluccio, said he was proud of the way the boys played.
"Wollongong are renowned in their league. I expected a top side tonight, and we got that," he said.
"In that first half we showed that we could match that, and we did.
"It's a shame the [goals] didn't come tonight."
Wollongong United Coach, Isko Atanasoski was happy with the win but was disappointed with the way his team performed on the night.
"It took us a while to get going," he said.
"We tried a new formation tonight, so the first half was the seeing out period. We got more comfortable in the second half.
"I just told my boys to be a little bit more patient, to move the ball a little bit quicker and the central two had to be a little bit better, a bit more composed on the ball.
"They passed the ball around a lot better in the second half than they did in the first half. But 4-1 is still good."