23 Jul 2012

Wellington teams kept apart in Chatham Cup semi-finals

11:25 am on 23 July 2012

The chance of an all Wellington final in the Chatham Cup is alive after Lower Hutt City were drawn away to Caversham and Miramar Rangers drew Central United at home in for the football semi-finals.

Lower Hutt's trip to Dunedin 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.

The two semi-finals will be played on the weekend starting August the 4th.

The final of the ASB Chatham Cup is scheduled for the end of next month at North Harbour Stadium but if there is no Auckland team involved, an alternative venue will be sought.

The last all-Wellington final was in 1971 between Western Suburbs and Wellington City at the Basin Reserve.