7 Jun 2011

Miramar knocked out of Chatam Cup

6:59 am on 7 June 2011

Chatham Cup holders Miramar Rangers were unceremoniously dumped out of the 84th edition of the national club football competition losing 5-nil to Napier City Rovers in the pick of Monday's second round results.

New Zealand Under 20 international Andy Bevin bagged a brace of goals for the home side while Josh Stevenson, Stu Wilson and Matt Hastings also netted to give Central League leaders Miramar a long trip back to the capital.

The biggest upset in the South came in the Nelson derby where an 83rd minute winner to Wesley Olea gave local side Richmond Athletic a 2-1 away win over Nelson Suburbs, while Auckland's Westlake Boys High School continued their cup run with a resounding 4-0 away win over Ngaruawahia.

First round giant killers Old Blue from Tauranga saw their cup dreams ended at home by Hamilton Wanderers who returned to the Waikato with a 4-2 win.

Manurewa and Western both needed penalty shootouts to get past Lynn Avon United and Woolston Technical respectively and University's clash with Grants Braes in Dunedin also looked headed for spot kicks until four extra time goals saw University run out 5-1 winners.

The Chatham Cup is played along regional lines until the fourth round when the last 16 teams enter a national draw.

The final is scheduled for North Harbour Stadium on August the 28th.