26 Aug 2011

Auckland usurped as Wairarapa and Napier contest Chatham Cup final

6:05 pm on 26 August 2011

The national football cup reaches its climax on Sunday when Wairarapa United take on Napier City Rovers in the Chatham Cup final in Palmerston North.

Wairarapa are the underdogs who upset Bay Olympic 1-0 in the semi-final two weeks ago to secure their first shot at the title.

Napier are vying for their fifth win and beat favoured Dunedin side Caversham 2-1 in their semi-final.

The match will also be the first time that the final has been played outside of Auckland since 2002.