July 23, 2012
AUCKLAND – The chance of an all Wellington final in the 85th ASB Chatham Cup is alive after Lower Hutt City were drawn away to Caversham and Miramar Rangers drew Central United at home in this morning’s draw for the semi finals.
Lower Hutt’s trip to Dunedin’s Caledonian Ground will produce a Chatham Cup final debutant. Lower Hutt were defeated the last time they reached the final four in 2003 while Caversham are looking to break a semi final hoodoo having lost at this stage five times, including four in the last six seasons.
Meanwhile Miramar Rangers and Central United have ample experience of winning semi finals having played in nine finals between them and boasting four Chatham Cup title apiece.
Both semi finals will be played on August 5.
The final of the ASB Chatham Cup is scheduled for August 26 at North Harbour Stadium but if there is no Auckland team involved, an alternative venue will be sought.