Reds land home tie against top Auckland side in Chatham Cup

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Cambridge will play Auckland side Glenfield Rovers in the second round of the ISPS Handa Chatham Cup at Queen’s Birthday Weekend.

Rovers play in the Premier Division of the Lotto NRFL, two tiers higher than Cambridge.

Once again, Cambridge will get the chance to cause an upset against a highly-ranked Auckland club, having played a number of Premier Division sides in recent seasons including Central United, Birkenhead United, Forest Hill, Western Springs and Three Kings United.

The cup tie will take place at John Kerkhof Park at Queen’s Birthday Weekend and is scheduled for a 2pm kick-off on Saturday June 1.

Glenfield Rovers are currently 8th on the Premier Division ladder. Their coach, former All White Chad Coombes, is familiar with John Kerkhof Park, having played national league football there as a player with WaiBOP United.

Cambridge have reached the last 64 in this year’s Chatham Cup thanks to a bye in the preliminary round and a 6-2 win at Papakura City in the first round.

In its history, Cambridge have never progressed further than the third round but have reached that stage on a dozen occasions.

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The second round draw for the 2019 ISPS Handa Chatham Cup


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