For Versatile Wanganui City, the thought process is strategy; for GJ Gardner Homes Wanganui Athletic, there is nothing but revenge.

Both local Lotto Federation League sides have been at polar opposites on the spectrum of emotion coming out of Monday's Federation Cup round, with City fighting their way into the quarterfinals with their away win over Hawera FC, while Athletic slumped to despair after a lacklustre effort at home against Hokowhitu FC.

Athletic had dropped down to Federation Cup from the Chatham Cup draw this season specifically to make a proper run in a knockout competition.

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