Soccer: Chatham Cup fourth round drawn

Of the 16 teams remaining in the Chatham Cup, eight are former champions.
Of the 16 teams remaining in the Chatham Cup, eight are former champions.

The draw is out for the fourth round of football's Chatham Cup.

Four-time winners Central United travel to Northern Premier rivals Three Kings while fellow top division sides Melville United and Eastern Suburbs will square off.

In other matches in the Northern Region, Manukau City host Papatoetoe and Birkenhead will play Hamilton Wanderers at home.

Northern first division leaders Birkenhead will hope the Shepherd's Park faithful give them the edge as they look to reach the quarterfinals for just the second time in the cup's 89 year history.

In the Central Region last year's finalists and four-time winners Napier City Rovers travel to play Lower Hutt City after exacting revenge against 2011 winners Wairarapa United in the third round.

Miramar Rangers host giant-killers Stop Out who are are eying a third Central League scalp when they take on the four-time winners at David Farrington Park.

Southern League leaders Dunedin Technical drew four-time winners Western from Christchurch, and Cashmere Technical will also travel south to meet Caversham with both matches likely to be played at the Caledonian.

Of the 16 teams remaining in the competition, eight are former champions.

The matches will take place on the weekend of July 7 and 8.

Fourth round:
Home team listed first. All matches kick off at 2pm.

Northern Region
Three Kings United v Central United - Keith Hay Park, Sun 8
Manukau City v Papatoetoe - Massey Park, Sat 7
Birkenhead United v Hamilton Wanderers - Shepherds Park, Sun 8
Melville United v Eastern Suburbs - Gower Park, Sat 7

Central Region
Lower Hutt City v Napier City Rovers - Fraser Park, Sat 7
Miramar v Stop Out - Dave Farrington Park, Sat 7

Southern Region
Dunedin Technical v Western - Caledonian (Day TBC)
Caversham v Cashmere Technical - Caledonian (Day TBC)


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