Words: ACFC Media
Tuesday 17 May 2022
AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Auckland City FC will face Lotto NRFL Division 1 side Albany United in the second round of the Chatham Cup following today's draw made at New Zealand Football headquarters.
The Navy Blues reached the quarter finals of the tournament last season before exiting in a 2-0 defeat to Miramar Rangers at David Farrington Park.
City and Albany United have never met in a competitive fixture with tie set to take place at Kiwitea Street on Queen's Birthday weekend between June 4-6, 2022.
The Rosedale Park-based United have endured a tough start to the season and sit 11th in their division with both of their wins over Waitemata (1-0) and Manurewa (4-0) coming on their travels.
United's form at home has been less convincing with a solitary point from three games gained in a 2-2 draw with City's near neighbours Mount Albert Ponsonby AFC.
Chatham Cup History - Albany United
Albany United's best run in the Chatham Cup came in 2019 when they reached the sixth round before bowing out to Napier City Rovers on penalties after a thrilling game that ended 2-2.
United's run included wins over Waiheke United (5-1), Taupo (3-2), Metro (1-0) and Eastern Suburbs AFC (1-0).
Albany United's previous honours include an NRFL Division 4 title in 1985, an NRF Division 3 Cup runners-up placing in 1987 and two league titles, the NRF Division 1 championship of 2005 and the Lotto NRFL Division 2 title of 2019.
Chatham Cup Round Two draw in full:
Manurewa AFC vs Birkenhead United AFC
North Shore United AFC vs Cambridge FC
Claudelands Rovers SC vs Papamoa FC Inc
Winner of Franklin United vs Oratia United vs Melville Utd AFC
West Coast Rangers FC vs Waiheke United AFC
Auckland City FC vs Albany United FC
Sperm Whales FC vs Metro FC
Hamilton Wanderers vs Takapuna AFC
Auckland United FC vs West Hamilton Utd FC
West Auckland AFC vs Bucklands Beach AFC
Mt Albert Ponsonby AFC vs Eastern Suburbs AFC
Ngongotaha AFC vs Central United FC
Taupo AFC vs Bay Olympic FC
Fencibles United AFC vs Northern Rovers FC
Western Springs AFC vs Manukau United FC
East Coast Bays AFC vs Tauranga City AFC
Waterside Karori vs Miramar Rangers AFC
Petone FC vs Napier City Rovers AFC
PN Marist FC vs Island Bay United AFC
Upper Hutt City Football vs Wellington Marist AFC
Whanganui Athletic vs Wellington Olympic
Lower Hutt City AFC vs Wellington United
Tawa AFC vs Western Suburbs
Wainuiomata AFC vs North Wellington FC
FC Nelson vs Nelson Suburbs FC
Ferrymead Bays FC vs Christchurch Utd
Parklands United vs Coastal Spirit
Cashmere Technical vs Selwyn United FC
Dunedin City Royals FC vs Queenstown AFC
Roslyn Wakari AFC vs Mosgiel AFC
Otago University AFC vs Green Island AFC
Queens Park AFC vs Northern AFC
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