Georgies out

Caroline Springs George Cross. (Ljubica Vrankovic)

Caroline Springs George Cross’ Australia Cup campaign came to an end on Wednesday night.

The team was aiming to win through to the national stage of the competition for the first time in a number of years.

The Victorian Premier League 1 side had a tough night out against Hume City.

Needing to beat a side in the competition above them, the Georgies found themselves on the back foot early.

Tommy Maricic opened the scoring for Hume in the 16th minute despite Georgies pleas for a hand ball.

Josh Bingham doubled the lead in the 42nd minute to take a 2-0 lead into half time.

Hume continued on its way in the second half.

Michel Platt scored in the 61st minute and then scored a second one in the second minute of injury time to put the icing on the cake.

Hume got the win 4-0.

Hume coach David Chick said the Georgies pushed them early on and gave good account of itself.

Nearby, St Albans had a tough job against fellow National Premier League side, South Melbourne.

Neither side could score in the first half, setting up a big second 45 minutes.

Early in the second half, Nahuel Bonada scored for South Melbourne to give it the lead.

South Melbourne and Hume join Heidelberg United and Melbourne Srbija through to the next round.

Oakleigh Cannons will face Avondale for the final Victorian spot in the 32 team national stage this week.

The Georgies were back in action on Monday night in the VPL1 competition against the Bulleen Lions, after deadline.

It was a must win for the Georgies who are one point ahead of second bottom Werribee City.

In the Nike F.C Cup, Spring Hills plays its quarter final against Preston Lions on June 18 with a spot in the final four on the line.