28 Jul 2009

Home advantage to Wellington Olympic and Three Kings United

4:32 pm on 28 July 2009

Wellington Olympic and Three Kings United have home advantage for the semi-finals in football's Chatham Cup on August 30, raising the possibility of an all-Auckland or all-Wellington final.

Olympic will host two time winners Manurewa at Newtown Park, while Three Kings welcome the favourites and three time winners Miramar from Wellington.

The finals of the Chatham Cup and theWomen's Knockout Cup are scheduled to be played at North Harbour Stadium on September 19-20.

But New Zealand Football Competitions Manager Glyn Taylor says both could be relocated if contested by two teams outside Auckland.

Last year's women's finalists, Lynn Avon United and Western, are drawn at home with the holders Lynn Avon hosting Upper Hutt City in Auckland and Western hosting Hamilton's Claudelands Rovers in Christchurch.