Brillante delighted with Victory run

Melbourne Victory captain Josh Brillante was happy with his side’s 2-1 FFA Cup win over Adelaide United on Wednesday.

Victory came from behind at Coopers Stadium after Craig Goodwin’s first-half free-kick gave the Reds the lead.

Brillante equalised before Francesco Margiotta’s 79th-minute penalty sent Victory into the Semi Finals.

The Victory skipper said his team’s ability to claim such a win despite not being in peak form was a good sign.

“Brilliant win. The cup, they’re not easy games, especially away from home,” Brillante said.

“Quarter Final, big game and it’s always tough here playing Adelaide, but I think we didn’t play our best football, but it shows that we have a good team.

“When you can win away from home like this and not play your best football, it’s a good sign so we’re very happy.”

Brillante scored for the second consecutive game, getting on the end of a Jake Brimmer set-piece to equalise.

The 28-year-old said: “It’s always nice to score, especially for myself.

“It’s not all too often that I’m scoring goals so it’s nice to be able to get forward more and add that to my game so hopefully I can continue to do that.”

Victory, Wellington Phoenix and Central Coast Mariners are into the Semi Finals and will be joined by either Sydney FC or Brisbane Roar.

Brillante is eyeing silverware after a memorable cup run, which has included wins over Perth Glory, Adelaide City, Gold Coast Knights and Adelaide United.

“It’s huge. Everything you’re a part of you want to win a piece of silverware, this is a piece of silverware up for grabs,” he said.

“Semi Final, big game, these are the games you want to play and there’s an Asian Champions League place up for grabs as well so it’s very important.”