26 Apr 2009

Minnows win through to Chatham Cup's full draw

9:21 am on 26 April 2009

Some of the Chatham Cup's less-fancied clubs have won through to the main draw of the national football cup competition, after winning their qualification round ties on Anzac Day.

Local Northland league side Kerikeri claimed a 2-1 win over Northern League Division One club Western Springs and will face Waitemata City, who beat Pukekohe by the same score-line, in the first full round on the weekend of May 16 and 17.

In Wellington, capital fourth division outfit Eastbourne made hard work of dispatching Porirua City - who entered their over-35s team - eventually scoring the game's only goal in extra time.

Victory earned a plum first round home time for Eastbourne, who will now entertain 2006 champions and 2007 runners-up Western Suburbs on May 16.

Further south, an Invercargill derby between South End and Old Boys went to the wire with Old Boys eventually winning 8-7 on penalties after the full time and extra time scores were locked at 1-1.

Auckland Sunday leaguers O'Carrolls and Bohemian Celtic will both line up in the first round after big away wins. Celtic beat Glen Eden United 4-1 while O'Carrolls were rewarded for a long trip north with a 6-0 romp over Okaihau-Kaeo.

Meanwhile, there were mixed results for school teams with Mt Albert Grammar beating Waikato-Bay of Plenty's Old Blues 4-1, and Westlake Boys High School emerging 3-1 winners over Beachlands Maraetai, while Tauranga Bys High Scholl fell to Te Puke 0-1 and Wellington College were pipped 2-1 by North Wellington.