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Chatham Cup - City to face Albany United

Words: ACFC Media

Tuesday 17 May 2022

Picture: Phototek

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).

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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:

NORTHERN REGION

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

CENTRAL REGION

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

SOUTHERN REGION

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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