August 9, 2011
AUCKLAND – The club-best ASB Women’s Knockout Cup runs of Waterside Karori and Coastal Spirit will collide in Christchurch on the weekend of August 20/21 following today’s semi finals draw.
Wellington’s Waterside Karori have already wrapped up Central League honours and are now eyeing a domestic double but must get past a Coastal Spirit side who is also still in contention for a two-trophy season.
Neither side had previously reached the semi-final stage and the Wellingtonians can now make another breakthrough – a win would end a seven-year semi final losing streak for teams from the capital.
Eastern Suburbs and Glenfield Rovers have each reached the final before but both sides tasted defeat in their only appearance – Suburbs in 2005 and Rovers two years later.
The two sides have been drawn together at Suburbs’ Madills Farm in an intriguing Auckland derby that could yet be a key match in setting up a domestic league-cup double.
Glenfield have all but wrapped up the Northern League with a five point lead and two games to play while Suburbs are the only team that, mathematically, can still catch them.
ASB Knockout Cup 2011 Semi-finals Draw
Games played August 20 or 21, kickoff 1pm
Home team listed first
Coastal Spirit v Waterside Karori – Linfield Park, Christchurch
Eastern Suburbs v Glenfield Rovers – Madills Farm, Auckland
ASB Women’s Knockout Cup Round Dates
Semi-finals – August 20/21
Final – August 28