Aussies Abroad: Taggart fires again as Suwon reach last four of FA Cup

Caltex Socceroos striker Adam Taggart has continued his impressive scoring run, finding the net for Suwon Bluewings to help them advance to the Semi-Finals of the Korean FA Cup.

Playing against lower-league Gyeongju, Taggart opened the scoring inside 12 minutes at the Suwon World Cup Stadium.

He played a neat one-two with Waguininho before sliding the ball past the keeper.


It was Taggart’s eighth goal in just 18 appearances for the Bluewings since making the move from Hyundai A-League club Brisbane Roar.

Despite the 26-year-old’s early goal, Gyeongju fought back to equalise before half-time, with scores remaining 1-1 after 90 minutes.

The visitors took the lead in the first-half of extra-time before Go Myeong-Seok equalised for Suwon 10 minutes later, with the K-League side prevailing 3-1 on penalties.

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With Suwon currently sitting ninth in the K-League, the FA Cup would appear their best chance of winning some silverware in 2019.

And with Taggart in such devastating from in front of goal, they would appear an excellent chance.

The other teams still alive in the Korean FA Cup include third-tier outfit Hwaseong, National League club Daejeon Korail and the K-League’s Sangju Sangmu.


Taggart’s rich vein of scoring form saw the striker play his first international game for Australia in close to five year’s in last month’s friendly against the Korea Republic in Busan.

Suwon and Taggart are next in action on Sunday when they host Jeju United in the K-League.

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Meanwhile, in the Emperor’s Cup in Japan, Andrew Nabbout started for Urawa Reds as they beat Ryutsu Keizai University 2-1 to progress to the third round.