But Nigel Boogaard and Co. are ready to break that unwanted record when they take on Adelaide United on Wednesday. 

The Jets have not had much luck since the inaugural edition of the Cup in 2014, drawing an A-League side in the Round of 32 every time. 

Wellington Phoenix are the only other side to have never played against an NPL side in the four years of the tournament. 

And while the Jets face A-League opposition again in 2017, they're hoping it's fourth time lucky in the Cup. 

Boogaard - winner of the FFA Cup with Adelaide in 2014 - is hoping the Jets will see turn things around against his former club.

“The Cup is exciting every year. It’s obviously your first competitive game for the season," Boogaard said.

"I am looking forward to going back to Adelaide. I had some success there early on (in the Cup), so it should be exciting.

“I have played at Marden a few times...it’s a tough old night out there, it’s cold, and sometimes the ball doesn’t sit too well on the pitch because it’s a bit bumpy, a bit hard.

“So I think it’s a bit of a leveller. When you have to travel and you have to play against teams in their home stadium it’s a lot harder, so I think it will be a leveller for all of us.”