Friday night tie pits top teams against each other in Kate Sheppard Cup

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Kate Sheppard Cup ties are scheduled over four days of the Queen’s Birthday Weekend starting with a Friday night tie between top sides Western Springs and Northern Rovers.

The fixture, at Ngahue Reserve, matches two of the sides competing for the Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier League title.

Springs coach Ryan Faithfull says his side has come right after recent COVID-related disruption and is looking forward to the game against Rovers.

He told the WSAFC website: “Cup games are different to the league games, there is more at stake and the mentality is different. Cup games are won and lost in big moments and we are a team who thrive for these moments.”

Main photo: Northern Rovers … current leaders in the Women’s Premier League. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.

The Kate Sheppard Cup is made possible by the New Zealand Football Foundation.

Here are the second round ties in the competition sponsored by the New Zealand Football Foundation:

Fixtures

Friday

June 3, 2022

Western Springs v Northern Rovers
Ngahue Reserve, St Johns, Auckland
Kick-off 6.45pm

Saturday

June 4, 2022

Petone v Seatoun
Petone Memorial Park, Lower Hutt
Kick-off 11am

Cashmere Technical v Nomads United
Garrick Memorial Park, Christchurch
Kick-off 11am

Victoria University v Palmerston North Marist
Boyd Wilson Park, Wellington
Kick-off 1pm

Tauranga City v Onehunga Sports
Links Ave, Mt Maunganui
Kick-off 2.30pm

Sunday

June 5, 2022

Manukau United v Birkenhead United
Walter Massey Park, Manukau
Kick-off 1pm

Otumoetai v Eastern Suburbs
Fergusson Park, Otumoetai
Kick-off 2pm

New Plymouth Rangers v Waterside Karori
Merrilands Domain, New Plymouth
Kick-off 2pm

Monday

June 6, 2022

The Ellerslie v Hamilton Wanderers tie will be streamed live by NZ Football here:

Ellerslie v Hamilton Wanderers
Michaels Ave, Ellerslie, Auckland
Kick-off 2pm

Beachlands Maraetai v Waikato Unicol
Te Puru Park, Auckland
Kick-off 2pm

Hibiscus Coast v Auckland United
Stanmore Bay Park, Auckland
Kick-off 2pm

Kapiti Coast United v Wellington United
Weka Park, Paraparaumu
Kick-off 2pm

Mosgiel v Otago University
Memorial Park, Dunedin
Kick-off 2pm

Dunedin City Royals v Roslyn Wakari
Tahuna Park, Dunedin
Kick-off 2.30pm

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