1 Jun 2009

All over for Rovers in second round upset

6:18 pm on 1 June 2009

Four-time winners Napier City Rovers were the biggest casualties of the Chatham Cup football competition's second round on Queen's Birthday Monday, losing 0-1 at home to Palmerston North End.

Auckland Sunday leaguers Bohemian Celtic were on the right side of an upset, knocking over United Soccer1 Premiership side Albany 5-4 on penalties while fellow Sunday league side O'Carrolls narrowly lost to Ellerslie 4-3.

Elsewhere, North Shore side Forrest Hill-Milford beat Northern League contenders Melville and Waitakere City hammered Bay Olympic 9-0.

Miramar Rangers pipped Western Suburbs 2-1, 2008 runners-up Dunedin Technical beat Roslyn-Wakari 3-0 and Old Boys won an Invercargill derby against Waihopai 3-1.

In Christchurch, Mainland Premier League sides Ferrymead Bays beat Nomads in a penalty shootout, while first division Christchurch United eased past Cashmere Wanderers 5-1 away.